Post # 1
Hello Wedding Bees,
My client is having a midnight summer dream wedding and we are having the toughest time thinking of a unique way to tie in placecard holders. We are trying to figure out a way to hold 800 guest cards in a way that will tie midnight summer dream theme….anybody have ideas?
Post # 3
I’m having a Midsummer nights dream wedding =)
I’m not using place cards though… Maybe you could have a grass one like this?
Post # 4
Butterfly or dragonfly clip-on ornaments hodling the place card to something- the wine glass? the napkin? program?
A little glass bottle sealed with a cork, with the name on the outside, and either a love potion inside, or a little paper scroll with a quote from the play.
Post # 5
I love this idea and had considered it for myself. What I envision is something reminiscent of the night sky. Of course that probably doesn’t help much.
Post # 6
You could buy firefly lights that are solar and battery operated. They usually come in a set with 7,14 or 21 firefly lights. Each set has a battery pack and individual wires that are various lengths to the firefly light.
You could hide the battery pack in the centerpiece somewhere, and spread the wires to each place setting .
You could take clear jars with a lid. Paint the name (upside down so it is legible when the jar is upside down)on the outside. Punch a hole in the lid to thread the light through and place the jar upside down. Surround the jar with a bit of greenery.
You could even use a star shaped jar like this:
Use greenery to hide the wires on the table.
They also do custom sets.
That idea might be too costly. You could do a variation by just inserting “throwies” inside the jars. Each star would glow liek the night sky.
Post # 7
For 800 people, I’d have something that can be set up ahead of time so that you’re not pulling your hair out. . Long pieces of scrolled paper with names and table numbers written would be awesome and so easy to set up ahead. (Sheet moss glue gunned to the bases would give it a gutty feeling –Go with the fairy and butterfly theme to get the feel of the play.)
I’d have a minimum of 4 sections with alphabet clearly (large large LARGE TEXT) marked at the top so guests know where to stand in line to get their information.
Post # 8
Do you have to use place cards? I ended up doing a seating chart with table numbers assigned but I did not assign actual seats. It worked out great and was much easier than figuring out place cards on the day of the wedding. Here are a few cute designs that might work with the theme.
A parchment scroll http://www.etsy.com/listing/59370743/belle-jardine-custom-seating-scrolls-an?ref=v1_other_2
These are cute too and come in every color
Post # 9
I think there is some confusion between place cards and escort cards.
Escort or seating cards let people know at which table they are seated. They are found on a table near the entry to the room.
Place cards are at each place on the table designating exactly which seat belongs to each guest.
Post # 10
When I think midsummer’s night dream, I think forest, fairies, ribbons, etc. Coming from that, maybe a wood piece.
Do you have the cards made already? Or are you making cards/placecards when you figure out what to do?
I came across these http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/a-diy-wedding-with-a-forest-theme/