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#1 LCBride2007

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    Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:37 PM

    I don't want to, or have time to, make fancy placecards, and I also don't want to worry about transporting bulky items. What do you think of doing something like this, and just tying a tag w/names on each stem? I just saw this first - it may not be this exact flower, but something similar. Be honest!

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    #2 Janet

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      Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:41 PM

      It's very very pretty...but do you think that because people will actually be able to touch them and see them up close that it's weird they are fake? It's one thing to have fake flowers in a centerpiece that look real because nobody touches a centerpiece, but I dunno...I guess you'd also have to figure out just how much room they would take up if you don't want to squish them. But I love the color!!

      #3 gkashmira

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        Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:57 PM

        I think they would be very bulky but I think overall the idea is a good one. I'm not 100% sold ont he fake flowers because I do agree with Janet that I think fake flowers are best used when people can't tell they're fake.

        We are actually doing a very similar idea except we are using small palm fans - with placecards, gerber daisy sticker and ribbon from Michaels.
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        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:17 PM

          It's a good idea for sure, but I'd have to agree about the fake flowers up close. There is just something about being surrounded by such beautiful scenery, and then to be seated with fake flowers - most often it's easy to tell, especially when so close to them.
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          #5 Jessalyn

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            Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:37 PM

            I thought about putting a fake flower at each place setting (in a napkin fold), but decided against it because they look obviously fake when you can see the wire through the stem. I also tried to wrap each stem with floral tape, but that looked worse.

            One idea I saw somewhere was drink umbrellas used as placecards...it was really cute. I can't remember if the names and tables were written directly on the umbrella or if there was a little sticker tag on the toothpick part...but, they were really cute.
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            #6 ajncooter

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              Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:43 PM

              i agree fake flowers and the outdoor ceremony dont really go together...

              #7 Natalie Z

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                Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:52 PM

                One idea I saw somewhere was drink umbrellas used as placecards...it was really cute. I can't remember if the names and tables were written directly on the umbrella or if there was a little sticker tag on the toothpick part...but, they were really cute.[/QUOTE]

                Ann, this is what I'm doing for our welcome dinner. It was super easy and I got them from Ebay for $4.00. I just printed them on a big sticker page that was white ( from staples) and cut them out and put them around the toothpicks! Then all you need is some sand in a container to stick them into! I'm going to ask mariana if she has some foam board that she could put down first then sand on top so they will stick better!

                #8 gkashmira

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                  Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:02 PM

                  Natalie - please post a picture - those sound so cute!
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                  #9 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:11 PM

                    good points about the fake flowers - not sure i like that either.

                    #10 dragonfly

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                      Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:25 AM

                      I never even thought of place cards, I wasn't going to worry about it, but I guess with 40 people, I should really consider something. I thought this dw thing was suppose to be simple!!!!!
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