(Closed) Need some hive help spicing up reception signs …

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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:

http://ruffledblog.com/2008/09/diy-tuesdays-anthropologie-table-numbers/

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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 # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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!

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Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would print them on some pretty patterned pastel scrapbook paper

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

It’s pretty, the only thing I noticed is that Thank you isn’t hyphenated…

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