| Originally Posted by kate.com |
I will be the first subscriber to Two Pesos!
I love the idea of red napkins and aqua ribbon. Question about the placecards... if they are already on the table, do people have to walk around and look for their names? Is that a big deal with a smaller group?
And white text... can you even do white text besides with a paint pen?
I have a lot to learn!
PS... any good ideas on where to get good fabric for the overlays
You are the best!
Hello! Well, I've decided to start Two Pesos - it just strikes me as something fun to do ... so, I'll be starting it next week - tune-in
As to your comments....
Okay, there are two different kinds of cards ... one is called escort cards - these are the cards that are usually placed in the cocktail before your reception that tells people what table they are sitting at. Super great if you have a lot of people. Not so useful for a smaller crowd (IMHO).
The second is called a place card. Place cards have the person's name on it, are actually at each place sitting at the table and lets your guest's know that they sit at that setting.
NOW, there are three different ways to do seating. You could either a) have escort cards which tell people WHAT table but, once they get to the table, there is no place card so the guest can choose where at that particular table they wish to sit OR
have escort cards telling people WHICH table AND, then, place cards at each table which announce where they sit OR c) just have a place card at each setting announcing that is your guest's place.
I think, for a small group, place cards are just fine OR escort cards which tell them WHICH table but not a specific PLACE at the table.
BUT for a larger group AND ESPECIALLY for a group who has several menu choices, I think you need BOTH escort card AND place cards - for several reasons. 1. when you have a larger group it's best to be very organized and escort cards/place cards help you direct people where to go without having to have someone personally assist them and
it helps the waiters GREATLY if you have people sat at specific seatings when they go to serve who has fish, chicken or steak (or whatever).
Yes, there is such a thing as white PRINTED text - done right, it's really pretty
AND, if you are asking me about waiting until you arrive in Mexico to buy your overlays, I don't suggest it. We only have two fabric stores in town (count that people TWO), and I CANNOT tell you the amount of times I've had to change a design mid-stride because I need 15 meters of fabric and they (THEY being BOTH stores) only have 10 in the color I need .... or the times I cannot get the shade I want or the pattern I want so I have to reinvent, redesign, rethink everything!!