(Closed) So, so, so confused.

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You don’t need the cards to figure out where people are sitting. Get little sticky notes and draw up your table setting. Use those to figure it out.

As for the actual cards, go buy some nice cardstock and make a template. Put all the names in there and then hand fold them. There has to be a way to diy placecards.

Post # 4
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5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought blanks and printed them at home. I made the flowers using scrapbooking embelishments

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I made the flowers sitting in front of the TV for a few weeks. Couple of weeks before, I printed the Table # on cardstock and punched them out.  I printed the cards once my RSVP’s came in so about a week before. Then I put the flower and table #’s on. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have an ink jet. But I’m sure you could create a file in WORD and take it to Kinko’s and they would print it for you. Why do  you want a professional to print it out? Do you have a printer at work you could use?

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@crocodilerock:  You can start the seating when you have a majority of RSVPs in, but you wont be able to have it fully done until you have them all and most RSVP deadlines aren’t more than a month in advance (I made mine 5 weeks before the wedding) 

But you can start to think about tables if you’d like but theres really no reason to stress just yet 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TFDQ9A/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Flowers (buy a Brad to put in the center)

http://www.joann.com/prima-handmade-paper-flowers-25oz-bottle/zprd_11752789a/

I printed on green card stock (I can’t remember if I used my home ink jet or my work laser, but you can do it at Kinko’s) and used a punch. I would use a smaller punch next time. These were too be and took too much room and was difficult to attach without covering up the person’s name.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I printed mine on place cards from Hobby Lobby. Then I stamped them with a green or blue flower depending on food choice. We used a HUGE poster board with post its to figure out our seating chart, then numbers the place cards, and hung them on our awesome ribbon boards:

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@crocodilerock:  This might not be the answer you want to hear but the escort cards are quite possibly the least important aspect of your wedding. I’ve been to weddings where they were simply handwritten tent cards and no one batted an eye. No one cares; they tell you where to sit!! Don’t stress!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I printed the escort cards myself on my regular old inkjet printer.  It does not have to be high quality at all because you are not printing photos or anything.  This is the paper I used.  http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/pearl-ivory-place-cards.html    I bought it from staples and used their online templates to write the name.   It tool me all of 2 hours to do all of them, definitely don’t stress.

I started to play with seatings even before I got all the RSVPs back.  I used The Knot website because that is where I stored my guest list.  Also took me less than an hour to seat everyone until of course Mother-In-Law decided to create some drama.  So if there are no drama queens in your life, seating will hopefully also not take that long to do 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@crocodilerock:  I plan to hand write mine (well my mom will) I dont have the time or patience to spend printing these. I just bought premade tent cards at a local craft store

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Kinko’s is your friend. They will print, score and cut for you with 1-2 days turnaround. Unless you want these letterpressed or foilstamped?

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