Post # 1
I am truly at a loss! I’ve looked at pinterest, wedding blogs, and forums alike to find something I like.
We are getting married outside, reception in a lodge, and our colors are navy blue, light pink, light green, and grey with lots of natural/rustic elements (centerpieces will have wood slices, kraft paper, etc.)
Also extra points if they can also be used as a favor!
We will have about 200 guests so anything very time consuming, personalized, or taking up a lot of space is not very feasible.
The ideas I’ve found so far cost a lot of money, are impractical, and not sure if guests would like them. For example, I liked mini bottles of champagne but those are expensive. I was looking at root beer but not sure how many people actually like root beer…
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
We are going with homemade chocolate chip cookies . . . We’ll put them into waxed bakery bags with bakers twine in our colors and a tag that is either stamped or printed. We are also going to use the bakers twine for tying together the Field Guide-inspired programs we’re making, and the binding for the guestbook that I am making.
Post # 4
We are just doing text place cards, in alphabetical order! Guests take their card and sit at their table. I have 200 guests as well, and this will only cost $60 🙂 DIY
Avery Medium Tent Cards. This is im inspiration photo
Post # 5
@Nikkimcq: we arent doing favors. We woudl rather use that extra money into other costs. Like activities for kids. All the weddings i have been too, i couldnt tell you what the favor was or if it was good bad or made it home!
Post # 6
We are doing library cards and we bought some old card catalog drawers to put them in. We’re stacking them on books.
Post # 7
These didn’t go with our beach house reception, but I love these little topiary place card holders from target. $20 for 12.
Post # 9
this would be really easy to duplicate……….
Post # 10
I ordered these as place cards. http://www.orientaltrading.com/silvertone-wedding-bell-place-cards-a2-32_182.fltr?prodCatId=550541+98
I was going to do my own, but at 6 dollars for fifty I would spend more on the supplies, and they are cute.
Post # 11
@Skittles131: It may not match your theme, but we are doing wine corks. It could match with the woods theme on your wedding. They can be painted to match colors if you want. They are inexpensive (just ask local restaurants for corks) and do not take a lot of work to put together.
Post # 12
@lovecacti: how freaking cute!!!!
Post # 13
@Skittles131: Don’t like root beer. 🙂
We had a nature feel to our wedding as well, so this is what we did for our place cards:
Cedar disks with the names burned into them (I outlined the names first using carbon paper). My husband then mounted little stands on the back so that they could stand up:
Our guests loved them, but I guess it would be a bit of a pain to manufacture 200 of them… What about small bottles with maple syrup for each guest?
Post # 14
@Skittles131: I had onyx candle holders that doubled as favors. They did take up quite a bit of space bc we had close to 250 guests BUT they were lovely ! And bc we imported them from an area of Mexico with a lot of onyx they were only $2.50 each!!!!! My dad picked them up on a business trip and put them on a truck for his business so we avoided shippng costs too! Basically, you gotta make use of whatever resources are at your disposal!
Is your FI handy? Could you take a branch and slice it and then print your guests name on it? Like an ornament almost?
Ooh! or you could do seed packets! You could just buy them at a place like Home Depot, tie a pritty ribbon around it and put on a label with a picture of you and FI and your date and them something like :Watch love grow” or something?
Post # 15
@Skittles131: Are you crafty at all?
Easy to drill wood cubes with a test tube inserted for a bud vase
candles from the dollar store
mini lanterns- will add lots of sparkle to the reception
little nests with a couple of speckled candies
miniature galvanized buckets with candies that look like river rocks
you could do something similar to this only use cinnamon sticks
these little tiny bottles with single flower- the bottles are about 10 cents each- you can order them all the same
Post # 16
@Skittles131: These arent favors, but they were easy to make. The cards are really cheap online (amazon). Then I printed eveyone’s name on them. I printed the table # (written in japanese) and used a punch (I wish I had gotten a slightly smaller punch). The flowers are scrapbooking embellishments with a brad in the middle. I had to indicate what everyone ordered to the wait staff so –pink=beef, orange=salmon, green=veggie.
I made the flowers (because they come in single layers) while sitting on the couch watching TV. I could punch out the table # and put it all together after my RSVP had come in.
Here are some flowers that might work for your decor