For many brides, place settings and table numbers are more than just handy ways to dictate where guests sit at the reception. They are thoughtful touches that add to the mood and theme of your celebration. In deciding what kind of place settings you want for your event, check out these five ideas that we think are truly inspiration-board worthy.
In lieu of traditional place cards, adorn your tables with tiny planters (you can choose tin, wood, or any other material that best fits your wedding theme.) These potted greens complement a wide variety of table centerpieces and pair nicely with customizable seed packets.
Take Your Pic
Even if you don’t own a polaroid camera, many photo software programs boast this fun editing feature that allows you to “polaroid-style” your images. Make an afternoon of it by snapping photos of each other clutching signs that bear the names of memorable trips. Then display your photog skills with place holders of your choosing.
Chalk it Up
You don’t need to hunt down actual chalkboards to pull off this effect. Gather up wooden signs, candle holders, or even those empty wine bottles cluttering up your kitchen. Then buy some chalkboard spray paint (available at major craft retailers), and get scrawling. Complete the theme with tealight wedding favors.
There’s plenty of pretty table toppers on craft sites like Etsy.com, and we think these pearl-crusted feathers would add a lovely touch to a winter wedding; ideal for the time-crunched bride who just doesn’t have the inclination to get crafty.
Add splash to a spring or summer wedding by offering up beverages. Bottle tags let your guests know where to sit, and they’ll enjoy kicking off reception festivities with something citrusy and refreshing. As an added bonus, the glasses can double as wedding favors.