As I am now within a few months of marrying my sweetie, the planning is getting down to the more detailed nitty gritties. While at times it seems there is so much to think about, I must admit that I am quite enjoying working out all of the little details because I feel like it is the chance to really make the wedding our own.
One of the elements that I have been unsure of are the table numbers. At first I loved the idea of getting a bunch of really pretty and ornate black picture frames and using those to "frame" the numbers, but then I started pricing out such a thing and it was ridiculous.
Can I get a "what what" over how expensive picture frames are? Even the cheap crappy ones!!!
So - I had to formulate a new plan and that plan started with the lady I hate to love, Martha Stewart. There is nothing about her personality that I find fun, appealing or attractive but her crafts/ideas/magazine/website/section at Michael's/etc. are, in a word, brilliant.
It wasn't long on Martha's site before I came across this little idea. I love the way these numbers look. They are simple, whimsical and best of all, FREE. Along with this picture, there were templates that you can download, print and cut. I used some really nice paper I already had and it was done in no time. As far as projects go, it was easy as pie and I am really happy with them.
Once I knew that I was going to be using those table numbers, I began the search for place card holders to hold the cards. During my search I found myself getting frustrated because so many of the place card holders made for weddings are tacky, ugly and totally not my taste at all. I presented this problem to one of my bridesmaids and she had the idea of checking restaurant supply websites instead which proved to be much more successful. (Thanks Ari!) Not before long I found these little holders which I think will work great. I am going to be buying the black holders which are simple and fit with my colors perfectly. Yay!
If there is one thing I am continuing to learn as I plan my wedding it is that no detail is too small for me to spend way too much time thinking about. Suddenly things you never thought you would care about in your life become vitally important. Wedding planning is funny like that. But, I am happy to have this detail crossed off my list. Next up? How many votive candles to have on each table. Uh oh - this could take a while.
If any of you are interested in printing off those table numbers for your event, the information can be found here.
If you would like to know where I found the place card holders, that info is here.