Friday, February 20, 2009

How shall we seat you?

The other week I was at Aunt Jet's brainstorming about place cards. My first requirement was no tented placecards! This ruled out a plain table with rows displayed, and the ribbon board idea.

Here was some of my original inspiration:


Pin Board



As we pulled into the driveway after our quick trip to JoAnn's and OfficeMax, i noticed their garbage can filled to overflowing with thin branches from Uncle Jet's apple and pear tree pruning. Hot Dog; an idea! We could cut the branches into small sections, slit the tops and use them to display the placecards!

Aunt Jet had already created a mockup of brown felt on foam, covered in moss...these little sticks will be the perfect addition.

here is Aunt Jet working hard cutting the slits with a paring knife!

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and the almost-finished product! (we'll be using a brown satin ribbon-not the organza picture here, and a thicker ivory card stock)

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Then, just a few days ago, Jess at Project: 10K Wedding posted about placecard ideas and my idea (which I was thought was totally orginal and groundbreaking, of course!) was on there.

Here is a picture which displays the idea perfectly! ( we probably won't use a centerpiece or florals, just some more votives)

What do you think?

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Super cute idea!

Globetrottingbride said...

So cute! I love them.

jane in the waiting line said...

oooh, i love that. it will look great!

Fall Wedding Bride said...

very cute.. I really like those!

Jess and Frankie said...

lol i loved that one, I wish id have remembered to save the site :(

I like a couple of your ideas though, I may do another escort card post soon :)

LauraAnn said...

Very cute! I love your idea!

melissa said...

Wow, I love this idea. Don't worry I think it is very original.

Bethany said...

What a great idea! And even better the branches are real and your recycling..awesome!

Brandi said...

I too love that you're recyling. Your place cards are going to look fantastic

Jessica said...

SUPER cute display! only question is that what to the guests do with the branch/card once they get to their seat? will it just lay there at their place setting or could your centerpiece be similar to your escort card display? You know, so that they could stick it in there or something? just wondering about the logistics of it all! they are so pretty that they should be displayed thoughout the whole reception!

Amber said...

I love it! what a great idea.

AmyJean said...

I love the wheatgrass...
RelentlessBride

Bridechka said...

Awesome idea!

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