1.10.2011

take a seat

Another installment of Marriage Mondays here...

I'm not quite at the step of figuring out seating and table placement for my wedding, since I do have to get all the response cards back first (actually that would mean I would have had to send out the invites too).  But, I have been brainstorming escort card ideas and how I can direct my guests to the correct table.

There are SO many cute ideas out there- creative ones I would have never dreamed of.  These are just a few of my favorites

apples

I've seen this fruit idea alot, but I still think its great- perfect for a fall wedding 

 Pomegranates

Pears

Having a theme wedding- how about this BBQ rub idea

Or do you and your fiance really love candy- these lolly pops are adorable

Individual pomanders are perfect anytime of year

These fabric dot cards are too cute

Having a summer beach wedding?  How about a tray full of sand to show off your beach chair escort cards

Love wine?  These cork escorts are a perfect match for the wine table numbers I posted about HERE

Are you a reader?  How about creating a card catalog of escort cards

Another bookworm idea...

Cover books in a matching fabric or paper to your wedding colors and print each guests name on the spine.  A bookmark or bookplate inside the book can direct them to the right table

And maybe my favorite idea for a city wedding- these taxis have direction cards to point your guest in the right direction- LOVE!



(Photos from: Instyle.com, Martha Stewart, Weddingbeepro, ruffledblog, The Knot, Elizabeth Anne Designs , Martha Stewart, rpscissors, The Knot, The Vegas Wedding Planner, A Timeless Affair, and WeddingWindow.com)


27 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

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Luciane at HomeBunch.com

JMW said...

What great ideas! Love the apples placecards for a fall wedding. We went to a fall wedding where they used the miniature white pumpkins with brown and green ribbons featuring guests' names. Very pretty.

Danielle said...

ive been to a wedding with the wine corks before. i think its pretty par for the course in napa lol

um, i love the lollipop idea! esp if you had a candy bar as well

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Love the book idea! My oh my these all seem like a lot of work, though. I guess that's part of the joy of planning a wedding.

Future Mama said...

Wow...so many good ideas!! How will you ever decide?! ;-)

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

so many ideas! i am sure you will find the perfect way to display yours. :)

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

All of those are adorable {and some, a little weird}!

April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said...

Pomegranates and pomanders and wine corks, oh my! Love 'em all! I haven't figured out my seating display yet, ahhh the many things to add to the to-do list!

jandjhome said...

I'd love to plan my wedding all over again. It's been 6 years and the styles have changed so much in weddings. These cards are just beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do.

Jennifer said...

I adore the fabric dot cards, too! The taxis are beyond adorable -- love it!

EJR said...

Those are such great ideas! I've been struggling with a creative way to designate seating.

Julie said...

Wedding planning is SO fun! I wish I could do it again! You've rounded up some really fabulous images.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I love all of these. Such creative ideas.

Navy Bean said...

This is a fabulous collection of ideas! I can't wait to see what you decide! Let me know if you need calligraphy! ;)

pve design said...

Clever. Talk about gilding the lily!
You must show us yours.....what about a little souvenir...like your "tray"....
pve

LLH Designs said...

The books are over the top, the pomegranates are lovely, but I think the corks are my favorite for their simplicity. Weddings have come a long way since my big day 13 years ago! Have fun deciding!

Xo,
Linsey

mydesignchic said...

So many wonderful ideas...love the taxis!!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

These are all great ideas!

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

I love those little apples and pomegranates! We did something similar but used Taffy Apples wrapped in clear plastic bags with a twine bow and handmade place cards. So perfect for fall!

LiveLikeYou said...

fantastic clever ideas! Love them all! The fruit, the taxi, the book covers.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh - those little beach chairs with the tiny umbrellas are my favorite!!!!! They're so cute!

You know, I was the only one who thought a seating chart was important, but I put it off (because of RSVP's and last minute additions), and then I just didn't have time to do it. It all ended up okay, although I missed having something kind of cute to do.

Fran said...

Oh my! These are fabulous ideas!! So creative....

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

So many great ideas! Love the creativity!

Chesapeake Chic said...

The book idea is lovely! It would be really neat too if each book was then the favor for that couple... maybe a selection of favorite love stories? Or perhaps a Jane Austen wedding-- that would be really fabulous!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so many cute ideas! apples are actually more expensive than i thought. I used them for a photoshoot and was amazing how much they took out of our staging budget (we had a ton)

for the love of a house said...

ohmy! those are ALL so cute, how do you choose?!! can't wait to see what you decide!

thank you for your wonderful commnent!! I loved, loved it!!! and, of course you can come live with me!! don't forget to bring the future husband too!! I'll prepare your room... see ya soon;)
xoj.

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

I love these ideas! My friend hung hers on a string across a mantle... it was really cute, it looked sort of like bunting.