Thursday Trends–FUN AND CREATIVE Placecard Ideas

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Place Card Table

Have you thought at all about the place cards for your wedding reception? This may seem like a very small detail, but think about this. When you arrive to a wedding reception, what is the first thing YOU look for? Where you’re going to sit, right?? So, do you think this is a pretty important aspect of the reception? YES!

We’ve had some really creative place cards at our weddings recently. Take a look at these ideas:

RUSTIC MEETS SHABBY CHIC — We love what Amanda and Andrew did with their place cards. The bride lovingly hand wrote each name on bright yellow card stock draped over a piece of twine strung inside a rustic picture frame. Miniature clothespins helped to keep them attached, while also adding an aesthetic touch.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Yellow Place Cards and Old Picture Frame Display

WEDDING COLORS AND WINE CORKS — Kandice and Joe recruited a lot of friends over the past year to give them their wine corks. They carefully sliced the side of each one and then we set in the pre-printed cards. Each name was mounted on navy card stock for another pop of their wedding colors.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Placecards in Wine Corks

SENTIMENTALITY AND SIMPLICITY — Michelle and Marcus decided to keep it simple on elegant white printed cards in a calligraphy font. Their creativity and sentimentality came out in the picture display of Michelle’s parents from their wedding day many years prior. The frame is also a vintage piece and very special piece to the family.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Reception Placecard Table with Parent Picture

DOUBLE DUTY PLACE CARD AND FAVOR — Katie and Andrew intertwined their wedding colors, seating placement AND a favor all in one! They hand wrote each name and table number and then mounted each to designer paper. The cards were then slid into a clear plastic bookmark holder which also doubled as a place to store the photo booth pictures! The ribbon ties on the ends proudly displayed their wedding colors. What a GREAT favor idea that will be used by many!

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Placecard Bookmarks   Perfect Day Wedding Planners Place Cards Photo Booth Bookmark

ADDITIONAL AWESOME IDEAS:

PHOTO BOARD PLACE CARDS — The ultimate in originality is a place card board! Create your own wedding photo out of your place cards!  Very fun and unique! Perfect Day Wedding Planners DAY OF stationery team can assist you with this. CLICK HERE for a quote.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Place Card Photo Board

COOKIE PLACE CARDS — We have some excellent bakers who SPECIALIZE in cookie place cards, personalized to your big wedding day! CONTACT US HERE for more information on these fun food place cards!

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Wedding Cookie Place Cards

Your Chicago Area Wedding Planners can design any type of place cards around your theme or find a resource who can. Assembling and making your own place cards is a very time consuming project and for just $1-$2 each, it is worth the investment to ask for assistance. Give us a call before you get to that point. 🙂

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Thursday Trends–Candy Bars & Buffets: Top 5 Things to Consider

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Candy Buffet and Sweets Table

Life is short, eat candy! Sugary treats at weddings aren’t anything new, but the trend of having a whole table dedicated to PURE CANDY is one that has taken off like a lightening bolt! We guarantee your guests will gather around this buffet several times throughout the day and night. And here’s five sweet ideas to keep them coming back again and again.

1. Color — You’ll of course want to match your wedding theme. Stick with a monochromatic look or go all out with a rainbow of colors and candy types. Also, different shades of the same color looks really chic.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Purple and Silver Candy Buffet and Sweets Table

2. Variety — So many sweets, so little time! Malted Milk Balls™, marshmallows, rock candy, Hershey’s Kisses®, gumballs, gummy worms or bears, Pixy Stix, candy sticks, Jordan almonds, lollipops, Tootsie Rolls®, salt water taffy . . . we’re only scratching the surface of your choices. Maybe you’d like to have all the old time candy products like this site offers.  Click here to look through our “Candy Buffet Inspiration Board” on Pinterest.com. Be sure and follow us while you’re there.

3. Labels — Tell your guests what they are sweetening up with by labeling each item. There are lots of free printables available online like this or this. Or pass this detail on to your wedding planner.

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Decorated Wedding Table with Candy Bar

4. Levels — Display the treats in different sizes of glass jars or bowls. Make sure you have varying levels so it is pleasing to the eye and easy to reach. We recommend having your wedding planner do all the set up or hiring a candy buffet company to take care of everything from purchasing to set up to clean up. This will ensure you have an expert looking display.

5. Double Duty — Your candy buffet can also serve as your wedding favor. Have some bags customized with your names or a sweet saying like this. Place them on the table so your guests can take their treats home. You could also display this lovely poem in a frame:

Step right up to this candy buffet, 

It’s a sweet addition to a wonderful day.

This is a treat we are offering you, 

On this day when we say “I Do”.

Use the scoop, choose what you like, 

Leave some for others, be polite.

As you enjoy your bag of treats,

Please remember

Love Is Sweet!

Do you have any other suggestions for sweetening up the candy buffet?

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Tuesday Tips — Perfectly Creative Wedding Favors

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Last week on Tuesday Tips we talked about edible wedding favors. This week we want to focus on some other creative ways to say “THANKS!” to your special wedding guests. Pinterest.com is a wonderful place to get ideas, but don’t get too overwhelmed! Do you love DIY (do-it-yourself) and crafting or are you the type that would rather order something personalized and be done with it? A lot of brides think they can tackle the project of the wedding favors themselves. After assembling 200 or more personalized tags, you may wish you had delegated that job to someone else. Think long and hard about how much work you want to put into your favors. You could have a girls-night-in with your bridesmaids and put everything together if you do decide to DIY. Why not? It’s a great excuse to have some fun with your girls before the big day! Read on for a few creative options we love.

We love the wedding favor picture above. This couple gave favor choices–growable, flammable or edible! You can’t go wrong with a sweet jar filled with either wildflower seeds, a fragrant candle or some delectable chocolate.

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If you’re having a beach themed wedding, anything with shells is always a hit. These can then be placed in their home as decor around a candle or in a display cabinet.

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Add shells to a small photo frame and they can place your wedding picture in there when you send a copy in your thank you note!

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Personalized wine stoppers to keep the air out of wine and the bubbly bubbly are a classy way to show your appreciation. Why not add a small bottle of wine from a local vineyard?

Perfect Day Wedding Planners wine bottle label favors

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Are you a golf fan? Then these are the perfect favors. What a great way to show your love will last FORE-EVER. See what we did there?

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Any favor looks better with great packaging! Use your wedding colors, ribbon and personalized tags to tie it all together.

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Oh you know your guests want to see you kiss! Why not provide the bells for them to ring? This has a practical use for the night, as well as being something they could use for a Christmas tree ornament in the future–especially if your wedding is around Christmas! Add a cute poem on the tag like this:

May laughter and joy fill this room
as we toast the bride and groom.
Please take this little Wedding Bell…
Ring it loud and ring it well.
With each sound they will show their bliss
by sharing in a Wedding Kiss!!

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If hosting your wedding in a town that has a famous eatery, candy maker or favorite haunt, share something from the region. Package your favors in a colorful container or canning jar and add a personalized tag, like the ones above. This is a great way to add some hometown flair!

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Personally, we think one of the most creative favor ideas is when the couple opts to make a donation to a cause they are passionate about. Pick an organization or ministry that is important to you as a couple, then let your guests know you made a donation in their names. Give them a take-a-way with more information about the cause.

We hope these ideas got your creative juices going! Comment and share your ideas with us!

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