Stampin' Up UK, Wedding Showcase, Day Two, Seating Plans and Place Cards
Did you enjoy yesterday's post? I got some lovely messages - thank you all.
Today, I'm going to show you my seating plan and place cards. The seating plan idea came from an idea I saw in a weddings magazine - I admit to becoming a little bit obsessed with buying those, and the place cards evolved from the seating plan!
Rather than just having a list of names for the seating plan, I wanted to use a photograph of everybody. It was quite a challenge getting the right photos! I wanted to use old or funny (and in most cases both) pictures of all the guests. It was actually really lovely to spend time going through old pictures! There were a few 80's mullets and moustaches in there and I also used a lot of pictures of guests on their wedding days, and this went down really well.
Once I'd collected all the pictures, I punched them out using the Stampin' Up Decorative label punch. Many hours were spent at the photo kiosk in Boots, sizing the photos just right so I got a good punched image.
I then strung them up on ribbon layed out in the tables groups using small silver clothes pegs. I think it looked very effective and the feedback we got was excellent. A top tip however, I would stick each of the photos down using a little foam dimensional - I was very hard to transport with the photos just pegged on. The pegs were great for swapping people around so we could get a good balance on each table though but once decided, I wish I'd stuck them down!
As we were giving each of our guests a choice of menu which they picked several months ago, I want to ensure that people remembered, so encorporated the menu choice into the name card and also used a little picture of each guest, again punched out using the decorative label punch. The one above is the MIL's with a photo of her when she was a little girl and the one below is mine, with a picture of little me - just realised we picked the same food, must be a good omen!
They were real talking points when people sat down and as we mixed up our guests quite a lot, so people didn't really know each other on tables, they provided a fantastic ice breaker as this picture shows!
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Come back tomorrow for more of my wedding crafting but I'll leave you today with fun photo of my mum and I enjoying the evening party.