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Place Cards - IDEAS NEEDED! Please!

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    Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

    I guess I wasn't thinking about this (not sure why) but it just came to me that I need some type of Place Cards for my reception. I am having 38 guests and their are 3 types of plated dinners being served (some are having fish vs. beef vs. kids meal.) I am going to have one long table with all my guests at it and I want to be sure that people know where to sit and make sure that Scott and I get to sit by the fun people (only slightly kidding!)

    I want the place cards to be cute (of course) and I wouldn't mind making them myself but need to get to work on them since I have only 23 days until I will be on a plane to CABO! OMG! HELP with some ideas girls!
    Sarah's little girl-Isabella Nicole-10/31/08

    #2 RAENJAY

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    Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:02 PM

    Do you have a "theme" about your wedding? I can't remember. If I was going to do place cards, I was going to do small starfish on a string, that would also have their names on them, then the starfish could have become an Christmas ornament on their trees or something.

    I can help you think of something, if you can remind me a little bit about your day.
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    #3 tvt

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      Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:22 PM

      oh, i just posted a thread about this!

      i saw this idea in a book i just got and thought it was really cute

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      we were also thinking about ordering small star fish from ebay and then tie a ribbon around it with a name card.

      #4 SASSYGIRL

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        Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

        We really don't have a theme....it is all my family who are attending the wedding. Our table for the reception is going to have black table linens with a fushia runner and the flowers are going to fushia lillys. We made the picture frame / candle centerpieces. We are also using orange as an accent color. I have been looking around the forum and I like the votive place card holders that someone said they got at michaels or some craft store....but ideas would be awesome! Thanks!
        Sarah's little girl-Isabella Nicole-10/31/08

        #5 Christine

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        Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:49 PM

        hmm, what about getting different color ribbon for each type of dinner they are having and just writing their name on the ribbon, that's what I am thinking of doing for my rehearsal...I think its simple and will look nice.
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        #6 michelle08

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          Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:37 PM

          I am also going to use the starfish and tie a ribbon w/ a tag on it. I think the tag will have their name on it and I also thought about having the tags color coated based on their meal so it's easy for the waiters.

          I like the idea of having it become a christmas ornament!! :)

          #7 Heligirl

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            Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:44 PM

            Love the starfish idea!- what do the 3 in a row look like?

            #8 dragonfly

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              Posted 10 June 2007 - 12:40 AM

              I was going to use sand dollars. Put their name on the front of the sand dollar, and then ask them to write a message on the back of the sd. You will then have nice keepsake from your guests.


              #9 MikkiStreak

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                Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:00 AM

                I wanted to inject a little bit of "us" in small ways throughout the wedding--- in a way that wouldn't be overwhelming, but would show our interests and sense of humor. Frank plays the guitar, so I found keychains of miniature guitars that I want to use...

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                #10 gkashmira

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                  Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:27 AM

                  Ok I'm going to give you the boring - no work version since that's what I ended up doing! hee hee hee...

                  From Michaels I bought:

                  Placecards which had a gold border
                  Gold calligraphy pens
                  gedrber daisy stickers (or red, orange and yellow gerbers - which are our flowers but then have many many other stickers that are nice and from photographs so they don't seem childish)

                  And I just calligraphies everyone's name on the outside and added a sticker to the left hand side. I'm going to write their table numbers on the inside but since you are only doing one table you could just write their meal on the inside instead. Again I know this is super uncreative and boring but just incase you didn't want a whole DIY project - this can work!
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