Post # 1
I am collecting coupons and trying to get what I can now. I wanted to know, what were your place cards like? There are so many options. There are some at Hobby Lobby that I like… I am unsure if I should get them.
Please let me know what you did! Feel free to show a picture if you have one on hand.
Post # 4
Rather than an escort card, I did a large seating chart that looked like this:
I had it made from the Etsy vendor Down To Earth Paperworks–it was $75. I thought it was great–my wedding was outside, and I was afraid that individual escort cards might get blown away/knocked over. The only downside to a sheet like this is that it’s not easy to make changes–once it’s printed, it’s over.
I also had placecards that my mom caligraphied. They designated where at the table each guest was to sit. I did this to avoid the akwardness that happens when people from the same circle who perhaps don’t love each other were properly spaced. They also doubled as a table-icebreaker. On the flip side was a personal prompt created for each guest. They had a question like “What is your favorite thing about your new house?” and they were asked to share the answer with the table. Every prompt was different. That way, strangers at the same table could find common ground to talk about. It was particularly nice for those tables you inevitably have that are a bit random. Here’s what they looked like:
Post # 5
Ours were done by a caligrapher:
Post # 6
My husband and I printed the names using the printer at my work, cut out the leaves, and folded and glued the never-ending flowers. Here’s what we ended up with:
These took roughly 2398751 years to do. The multi-colored flowers were for members of our wedding party. The names on the top leaf are blurred because I’m weirdly paranoid. The words on the bottom leaf are our table names, which were the names of our favorite restaurants. They turned out gorgeous, but seriously – they took a long time.
Post # 7
@gardendahlia: Thanks for sharing, very creative! Some great ideas there! It looked great!
@KatNYC2011: That’s probably the route I’ll be headed!! Love the classic feel of them.
@redherring: Those are amazing! Gorgeous! My jaw dropped when I saw your picture. Yes, I can see how those would be painfully long to make! But they are SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!
Post # 8
My baker made us cookies for our place cards 🙂 My grandmother drew the sketch, and I sent the baker the pdf of the sketch for her to use on the cookie design.
Post # 9
I made mine and they were super easy.
Post # 10
We had a framed seating chart which directed our guests to their tables and then individual place cards on the favors at each place setting…
Post # 11
They all look great, ladies! Thanks so much for sharing. So many ideas!!
Post # 13
We had a few picture frames painted in our wedding colors, with table names and guest names underneath (we had 50 guests, this may not be super-practical for larger weddings). The big frame in the back had our menu.