Post # 1
Alright Ladies, I need some help spicing up some signs for my reception …
I am making signs for the candy buffet, wish tree, and “reserved” tables (we are having a cocktail style reception – there will be seating for everyone, we are not assigning tables, but want to make sure the Bridal Party and Immediate families are centrally located)
My FH really wants to use something we can re-purpose later … so making hand carved signs is out.
I was recently at Ikea and bought some frames to frame some e-pics. He LOVES them and wants to use them to frame our table signs, and then after the wedding, we can use them in our home (he is very practical that way …)
We were going to frame them unmatted possibly, because matted, the signs would be small (like 3 x 4) and unmatted they can be closer to 5×7 … but if anyone has inspiring matt ideas I am open …
Here are the frames we bought: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20116523
Our colours are black, blush and ivory
I have included where I am at with the signs (they are pretty plain but FH “likes them” this way … hmmph)
I have also included a picture of our inspiration for our centrepieces (I have already purchased those exact lanterns)
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Post # 4
What about using some sort of flourish or graphic behind your text? Nothing overwhelming, maybe tie something in from your invitations or find some clip art you like?
Post # 5
I think they are pretty elegant with just the clean, black text behind the frames. What if you put some dried, pressed flowers in the frame with the paper?
You could also use scrapbooking paper or wrapping paper (without too busy of a pattern) to put your words on.
I am doing something kind of similar with our table numbers, I got the idea from this site:
Post # 6
Yeah, perhaps a watermark? Do you all have like a monogram or wedding “logo”? We used ours for the watermark on all our day of signage and it looks really classy.
Post # 7
Here it is with my invite flourish … not sure how much I am digging it:
Post # 8
I agree with everyone else, you could add some flourishes on the signs, maybe put a graphic on it – your monogram or something. Or, you could embellish the frame with something that can be removed after your wedding day, like a fabric flower, some ribbon, a broach. That could be pretty and jazz things up if you don’t want to add a graphic to the cards.
Post # 9
It may be time to print a few out and do a series of mock-ups …
Post # 10
Also! Pretty paper helps. I didn’t really like my signs until I’d printed them out on ivory linen paper. The quality and color really made them pop!
Post # 11
i agree with alot of the comments above..adding a simple elegant flourish or monogram could “spice it up”. Maybe instead of adding a mat, you could create the illusion of a mat with color. it could be somewhat transparent so the text could overlap and not be confined to a smaller space. Instead of placing a flourish behind the text, what if it was smaller and above the text.
i like the idea of adding ribbon or a brooch to the frame too. Maybe tape or glue ribbon to the back of the frame ( and not the frame itself) and fold over the top so the ribbon hangs down slightly and then add a flower or brooch to the ribbon, leaving the frame “untouched” and ready to use post wedding.
sounds like you are well on your way though! keep up the good work!
Post # 12
I would print them on some pretty patterned pastel scrapbook paper
Post # 13
@ krissybee – I love the pict backgrounded one … that may be the way I go with the signs
@ Corgitales – I believe I will be making a Michaels trip tomorrow
Post # 14
I found some more flourishes here if you don’t want them to match your invites exactly. http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/flourishes
Post # 15
It’s pretty, the only thing I noticed is that Thank you isn’t hyphenated…