(Closed) Looking for CREATIVE seating ideas / table #s / place cards

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds like a beautiful location! It can get hot on the Chesapeake in June – I saw some fans at Michael’s that were inexpensive, cute, and in lots of colors that might match yours. Then they double as favors if it’s really hot too! I’m in the same dilemma though, so I can’t wait to see what others post, GL

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are combining our favors and place cards.  The favor is a strawberry cheesecake in a nondescript white favor box from Michaels, wrapped with a navy 3/4 inch satin ribbon, and then decorated with a pink chiffon flower and the place card/name card.  There will be one box per person.  

Post # 6
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Newbee

For my table numbers I am going to have it say

Please leave a note for the Bride and Groom to open on their…. (table number) anniversary.

 

I love this idea, I think it is so cute so on each anniversary you can read what the guests wrote to you.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I kind of like ones that clearly state the groupings (if it’s clear enough) of the people at the tables. “Jane’s College Friends” and “John’s Coworkers” are easy to tell where you should sit (and you can even list the names of the guests under the headings, just to be sure.) I dunno – I just think it’s silly when you have to read an entire board to find your name. *shrug* It’s something I’m thinking about.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I like when the table number is something significant to the couple and that is written under the table number when you get to the table. Like “48: The number of months Jane and John have known each other”, “25: The age Jane was when John proposed”, etc. Here is a pic

“Each table number was a meaningful number for us,” says Sarah. The couple tented each number and printed the corresponding stories to the card.

 

Another idea is to put the numbers/names on wine bottles. If you dont want to do numbers, you can do places significant to you and your SO, like where you met, where he proposed, etc. Since you are giving a bottle opener, this may tie into your theme?  http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230941/table-number-ideas/@center/272429/diy-weddings#/113118

This wedding did guest books as table numbers. That could tie into the idea that the PP suggested, where each guest writes you something for a particular anniversary  http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230941/table-number-ideas/@center/272429/diy-weddings#/143786

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hate cards sticking up in the middle of the table and wanted something a little more subtle and fun. We are having needle felted animals for each table which I really should start making soon. Our place cards are heart chalkboards which we ended up painting ourselves and one of our bridesmaids will be writing everyones name in chalkmarker. For the seating chart we have the same artistic bridesmaid (ok well there all artistic but shes the perfectionest with great handwriting) writing everyones name in alphabetical order on a large chalboard with a wood stained frame and has a drawn image of the table animal next to each name.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I was going to approach my idea by printing out the quote “please leave advice for the bride and groom to open on their ________ year anniversary” with the number in bigger bold print and have it attached to an envelope some how and inside the envelope will be the note cards and pens for the guest to write on and put them back in the envelope when they are finished. Also I was going to tell my DJ at some point during the reception to remind the guests about it and explain it.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re going to have each table named after somethuing significant in our relationship (where we met, our first vacation, etc). the placecards are going to be miniature frames (some samples are here: http://www.favorwarehouse.com/wedding-frame-favors/). Favor and placecard in one!

Instaed of just writing the table name, we’re going to give a clue (“This is where they went on their first date,” Ellie proposed here,” etc) so they have to find their table–we’ll have a small key available for those who can’t or won’t play the game. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MelissaSB:  I really like the significant numbers idea too! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is the theme for my place card table:

 

 

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