It has come to the time where I need to decided whether to name or number our tables, so I thought I'd write a post on how I decided to create my table decorations. I was inspired by many a table number or name, they all differ and each and every wedding has a different way of displaying their table number.
|Photo Credit to Unique Event Design|
|Credit to Wedding Bee.com|
|Credit to Ashleys Bride Guide.com|
|Credit to Weddingbee.com|
|Credit to Weddingbee.com|
And the one below has given me the most inspiration for our wedding:
|So pretty and romantic, I love the tea lights with it as well.|
FH and I have decided to go with names instead of the usual trick of numbering your reception tables and have come up with places that are significant to us. These have included places like where we first met, our first holiday together, our favourite places on the weekend, the intended proposal site, the actual proposal site and a few more. I tried a mock trial with some acrylic frames which I had purchased from a store based in Sydney called Profile Australia and the frame is called Newtown Acrylic Frame. i got the 5 by 7 size as the usual photo sized ones seemed too small and I actually wanted my guests to be able to find their table when they first enter the reception room.
|The box the frame comes in. The larger frame retails for $27.95 (my photo)|
|The frame in its wrapping (my photo)|
I made the first lot out of a font that I had in my font directory on Microsoft office publisher but decided that I didn't like it very much, as it was too soft and flowy for my liking.
|Too flowy and soft for my liking, needs some oompf (my photo)|
I then had an inspiration and tipped the whole frame on its end so in a portrait position rather than having it sitting landscape on the table. This gave it more height and was easier to view. I searched the internet for some free fonts after being inspired by Polka Dot Bride's Tuesday font which they do every week, it's situated in their made section and happens on every Tuesday. I clicked on their link which lead me to a site charging fifty bucks for the use of one font. Hell no I thought so found my own instead called rough typewriter and its awesome. It even writes like a typewriter would, slightly uneven in height across the page, giving a great effect.
I mocked up a few more cards till I got the right width for the frame. The layout that I've used includes the name of the place and its location, then a subtitle of why it is important to us and then put a story about it below it, so if guests really fancy they can read them on each table. I've backed it with my black sparkly card and attached the same story to the other side so it can be read both ways. The black card creates an extra border which is good. I've made eight stories all together as we are having maximum 80 guests but a minimum of seventy, so this way I'm covered and don't have to worry about making more table cards closer to the day as they are already prepared. I'm just waiting for one more acrylic frame to arrive in the post and then they are all done. So I can box them up so they don't get ruined until our special day comes round. Yippee!! Here are some photos below of the finished ones:
|Wreck Beach Story (my photo)|
|12 Apostles story (my photo)|
|Opera Bar Story (my photo)|
|Bunning's Story (my photo)|