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Wedding Placecards

The seating arrangements at weddings can be a daunting task. Deciding how to place your divorced grandparents far away from each other and your single girlfriend with the single friend of your cousin can be a challenging and overwhelming chore, luckily with DearSugar's helpful advice you can get the job done. However once you have decided where to seat each of your guests the fun begins...creating the perfect placecards! Placecards are beautifully written little notes with the name of the guests on the front and a table number on the back. Use your imagination to come up with inventive ways of numbering your tables. At a wedding I attended last September the couple is known for their crazy love for candy. Instead of giving the tables a number they named each one for a different candy (gummi bears, m&m's, skittles, etc). At the tables guests were met by small goodie bags with the candy of their table. If you are having a destination wedding you can name each table after a neighborhood of the city or take pictures of you and your fiance at each of the locations and use these pictures to identify the tables. There are endless ways to decoratively and festively arrange placecards so that your guests are pleasantly surprised upon their arrival to the reception. Attach to a bulletin board decorated in beautiful ribbon, place each card in a stick in potter's soil, write the names on a keepsake seashell, slide a flower into each card. Placecards serve as a nice reminder of your wedding celebration and guests can take theirs home with them so make them special. If you can afford it hire a professional calligrapher to write out all of the names. Got a placecard idea, please do tell it below!

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thirtyo thirtyo 10 years
@partysugar - thanks for visiting my site! And for the nice compliment. I absolutely loved planning our wedding :) @yumsugar - thanks. I hope so!
Food Food 10 years
All of your stuff looks amazing thirtyo! I think you'd be a natural for wedding planning, best of luck!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Thirty I spent a whole bunch of time looking at the beautiful stuff you made for your wedding: inspiring! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the move and your endevors in wedding planning.
thirtyo thirtyo 10 years
Thanks ALSW :) SU3 - Thank you too :) Right after the wedding, I did have intentions on starting a wedding planning company but that industry is flooded where I live now. But my husband and I are relocating to NC in the next few months, and there is a definite possibility that we will expand on to our existing company (a design studio) and offer wedding and party planning in our new town.
SU3 SU3 10 years
AW thirtyo! You looked amazing! Your wedding looked amazing! EVERYTHING looked amazing! The votive place cards, the program, the camera scavenger hunt... sooo cute! Very VERY creative! Will you be doing this for a living??? :)
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Thirtyo - Those votice placecards are amazing! So gorgeous all lit up like that!
thirtyo thirtyo 10 years
thanks jgasia! It was so much fun planning and do all the little extra details for the wedding. I still look back though and wish that I had done some things. But it's over and it was still the most wonderful day, so I can't complain :) Thank you for the sweet compliment.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
WOW, thirtyo!!! Your website is awesome! You were a beautiful bride and so dang crafty :D. I'm very impressed! Looking back, I wish we would have done place cards like everyone tried to talk me in to.
thirtyo thirtyo 10 years
I did votive place cards which were a HUGE hit at our wedding. They take time to make, but they are SOOOOO worth it!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
We wanted to name our tables after different baseball stadiums (since we're both big fans) but my Mom ended up talking me out of that one...too bad...
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
awwww that little clay pot with the round plant in it looks adorable! its simple yet perfect for a placecard :love:
SU3 SU3 10 years
Those are all cute ideas! I LOVE the destination wedding one - where you name the table after the different locations and have a picture of the bride and groom in that specific location. Very cute!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
We had just used little foldover cards placed outside the reception on a table, but it worked rather well. I had seen a great idea though - hanging them from ribbons on a little cherry blossom tree or some other beautiful tree for a spring wedding. Looked great!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
i had REAL mini ivory pumkins as my place cards.. i was married on Halloween :)
KWM KWM 10 years
We got married in napa, so we used the names of different grape varietals for the table names. Cabernet, Merlot, etc...
bfly1133 bfly1133 10 years
I loved what my cousin and his wife did for their wedding. They were married in December and had a Christmas theme. They placed two wreaths with ornament bulbs in the corridor to get into the reception hall. Each bulb had the name of a couple, family, or single person attending and the table number where they were to sit. It served as a favor, too! We did not have assigned seating at our wedding since we went with a dessert reception, but we had a fun idea to use if we had a dinner. Each table was going to be named after one of our favorite movies. People would be places at tables where there relationship to us matched the movie. For example, his flying buddies would have been placed at the Top Gun table. Our Chinese take-out box favors would serve as placecards with the person's name written on the ribbon around the box.
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