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Place cards & table numbers?

Aloha...ahhhhh the wedding is coming up so fast.  I have no idea what to do for placecards & table numbers.  I'm worried about the afternoon wind in Wailea & don't want the little cards to be blowing everywhere. 

Would love to see what worked for you, or what you're considering!
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Re: Place cards & table numbers?

  • cryssvcryssv member
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    edited December 2011
    I think what kind of centrepiece you're doing will play a part in your table numbers but you could do picture frames? You can get really simple ones that still look good at the dollar store (if you're trying to keep the cost down) and if you're doing the floral centrepiece something like the pic below would work I would think...... my cousin who just got married did up some really cute ones herself (unfortunately the only example I could find was really plain and doesn't do it much justice LOL) and then bought chicken wire and made the holder herself - she just stuck it right in the middle of her floral centrepiece and it looked great.




    I was originally going to do black or silver picture frames but ended up finding these clear ones.... they're pretty light so not sure they'd be heavy enough for strong wind but would certainly hold up on a calm day, they were something like $1.50 each.




    As for the place cards, hmmmm - will have to think about that one..... it's only just after 9am, my creative juices aren't flowing yet : )
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  • edited December 2011
    Hm, great ideas.  The frame could definitely work!  I was also thinking of painting some giant wooden numbers or something, sort of like this:

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    I think we'll have square 8" cube vases, so think low / dense centerpieces.   I also wanted to have table names, but hate when people do it for weddings of 10+ tables...always takes me forever to find mine.  I wonder if we could do it since we only have 5 or 6...

    I'm so not creative :P
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  • edited December 2011
    We did place setting frames, table numbers, and a seating chart.  Our table "numbers" were places we travelled together.  The color of the ind. place setting also communicated to catering what meal they were having (coral=meat, white=fish...Glenn had both).  See below.

  • cryssvcryssv member
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    edited December 2011
    I love your idea..... I think it would look great!!
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  • cryssvcryssv member
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    edited December 2011
    Brittana - how did you do your seating plan and how big is that frame?? The event planner for the venue we're holding our AHR at said most brides just do theirs on poster board and use double sided tape to stick it to their podium outside the door which I'm totally not into.... I think it will look tacky. I'm trying to find something that is light enough to stick to a podium but isn't poster board LOL
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  • edited December 2011
    Aaaaaaaaand Brittana for the win.  AGAIN.  LOVE it.  BTW, can I ask how much your centerpieces cost?  I assume you didn't have any trouble with the Sugarman wind due to the weight?
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  • edited December 2011
    cryssv: Yes, I think just sticking poster-board to a wall would be a bit middle school science fair :) 
    I did the seating plan using the Knot's seating chart.  Then, I just did a Pages document (Mac), faded our monogram in the background and listed the tables and names in text boxes around the page.  I got the frame from PicturesPlus on island. It's either 18" or 20" by 24".  It wasn't very expensive--$25.  I had to have the seating chart printed at Kinkos, and they only have white paper--I couldn't use the cream I purchased online.  The easel was a rental from the florist.  I looked online and couldn't find a nice decorative easel for less than $100, which was too much for my tastes.  Hope that helps.  

    Tanq: Thanks! We had six tables, and it seemed to work really well.  
    We had two different centerpieces.  The tall ones were $175 each (they had three low flower arrangements around the tall ones too), and the low ones (3 candle cylinders and three flower arrangements) were $155 each.  I'm sure they could be done cheaper, because I didn't pay any attention to what was in season and rented everything from the florist, etc.  The tent was back from the beach, so no problem with wind.  The height/weight ratios of all of our arrangements seemed to keep them sturdy, too.  We had more problem with rain :)
  • edited December 2011
    I went totally ghetto and used doublesided tape on the back of these to stick them to the table:

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  • fabutanfabutan member
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    edited December 2011
    Alyson - I really love your place cards!!  Can I ask where you got the chiyogami paper from?  Love the colors.  :)


  • edited December 2011
    Ooo, Alyson, I like those.  Very pretty colors! And the name is written so neatly...cool!
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