If you don’t already make a habit of checking out the wedding blog Snippet & Ink on a regular basis, be sure to head on over there for tons of wedding inspiration. Better yet, check out this recent post for scenes of a real wedding held in Jamaica a while ago. Valery, the bride, chose to work with several stationers for her big day. She selected someone a little more local to her for the paper accessories, but asked us to create her wood invites and table numbers. Head on over for more images and a description of this gorgeous wedding that just might leave you aching for some good music, a few drinks, lots of laughter, and perhaps a little r&r in the Caribbean.
It’s always fun to see photos of a wedding we have been involved in! If you have worked with us in the past, or end up working with us down the road, feel free to share some of your photos and we will gladly share them on the blog if you wish!
Photo Credit – Cappy Hotchkiss via Snippet & Ink
I thought it would be fun to share this photo of an engraved wood favor tag we created for a couple last year. We’ve created tags in both paper and wood before, but these were meant to serve double duty. The whole point of making them out of wood was so that each family at the wedding could take one home and hopefully use it as an ornament later on. In this photo you see only the date of the wedding. We created a few in this style, but all of the others were personalized with the last name of each family or individual invited to the wedding. I think this is a great alternative to using the names or monogram of the couple getting married – especially if you hope your guests will put the tags to use in the future. As you can see, these were attached to gifts for the guests using a ribbon. However, you could certainly skip additional favors, and use these as keepsake place cards instead!
Photo Credit – real wedding photo by Francesco Mastalia
A common question around here is whether or not we offer wood table cards. Of course we do! We custom make all of our wood table cards to order. They can be engraved with a number or name, as well as a motif. As with any of our products, you can choose from the designs in our collection or request a full custom design. Various styles and stands are available, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
By the way, we also offer table cards in paper that are letterpress printed with a motif – leaving room for the numbers or names to be written by hand. They’re a great way to show off some lovely calligraphy!
A few things to think about in regards to table cards:
- Be sure to place the cards so that they are easily spotted on the table. If raised, make sure that they don’t block the view across the table.
- Table cards should be large enough to read from a distance. Keep in mind that large numbers are more easily recognized from a distance, as opposed to small words.
- Using numbers is very common, though it is also popular to label tables using things such as song titles, names of significant locations, or movie titles. As mentioned above, just make sure the words are large enough for your guests to read them from a distance. If using long titles, you may want to consider giving the table a number as well.
- If you think that assigning individual seats is too time-consuming, you may want to consider assigning your guests to tables only. This will enable you to group together certain guests while still allowing them a little choice in the matter. It will also get everyone to their general location quickly so that when it is time to eat – everyone should already be seated.
Photo Credits – Clockwise from the top: small table number in walnut – real wedding photograph by Brandon Scott Photography / close-up of a table number in cherry by me / large table number in walnut – real wedding photograph by Cappy Hotchkiss