You remember the show Cheers, right? It had of the best theme songs of all time. Probably because we can all relate to that feeling of wanting to go someplace where “everybody knows your name.” 2015 marks our ten year wedding anniversary. So, we’ve been having some fun recounting that day, with a few blog posts about some of our favorite DIY wedding “things”. We talked about our DIY grooms cake and our DIY photo cake tablecloth before. Today, we’re sharing more DIY wedding details. First DIY place cards…
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Leaf place cards supplies:
A lot of weddings involve a meal, so guests spend a good amount of time sitting at their table. And with only one wedding couple, and in our case, over 200 guests, we worried that we wouldn’t have enough time to spend with each of those very important people on that evening. These guests were our family and very closest friends, and we wanted them to know how much it meant to us that they were there, even if we didn’t get a lot of individual time with each.
To show our guests to their tables, we bought leaf-shaped place cards, printed names and table numbers on them, and had them strung on an iron tree. You could totally go the DIY place cards route…there are a lot of printables out there, like this gorgeous one from EAB Designs. Our wedding was in late October, so leaves worked for the season…
Once each guest found their place card, they needed to find their table. Each table was numbered.
DIY “storybook” table number supplies:
- chipboard books
- number stencils
Inside each book, we “named” each table for a special place or significant event in our lives.
There was a small picture of us, that was relevant to the name of the table…
And a little explanation/story about that place or event.
It took time and effort to do this, but, even though a decade has passed, I still have friends and family tell us how much that gesture meant. If you are planning your own wedding with some DIY wedding details, consider trying it out.
The reality is, M&M’s get eaten, seeds get planted, bubbles get blown, but a “favor” with words from your heart, telling someone what they mean to you, well, that could be remembered for a lifetime (and it’s less expensive than those other favors too…BONUS!)
Weddings are one of those places, guys. A place where everybody knows your name. And as the wedding couple, it’s a great chance for you to show them how very glad you are that they came.