Friday, January 15, 2010

Table Numbers

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.

Ohhhhh Maaarrrtttthhhaaaa...

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.

14 comments:

  1. Sweet- I like them. Stupid Martha... always with the good ideas.

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  2. Those place cards are awesome!! :)

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  3. how darling! of course Martha has the best inspiration!
    xox alison

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  4. i'm not a big Martha fan, but I DO like those table cards. I can tell you're enjoying yourself, and I"m enjoying you sharing all these little details with your readers. Thanks!

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  5. ugh I feel the same way about martha,she makes me want to poke my own eyes out!!! I love the table cards, I cannot wait to see your whole scheme come together! if you need any help I have all kinds of ideas and more importantly a cricut cutter and calligraphy pens, so just holler!

    Im so excited! weddings are the best!

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  6. Totally agree about the Martha personality thing. So drab but these are going to be really cute.

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  7. My brother's rehearsal dinner was on the beach. I made handmade pinwheels to line the walk to the place where we had the dinner.

    It was totally all Martha's fault.

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  8. Oh perfect!! I just found your blog through Holly and love it :) Can't wait to hear more about your big day!! xx

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  9. Ah yes... the wedding details. I used to be a (part time) wedding coordinator before I had kids and the details are where it's at girlfriend. Martha is the reigning queen of details, and I agree with your personality assessment of her too. LOL

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  10. So many details to think about! My boyfriend's sister got married last summer and they nearly drove everyone mad with it! All the little things that had to get organised, slightly over the top if you ask me. But then you might want to ask me that question again when I organise my own wedding ;-)

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  11. Those table cards are lovely. Martha knows her stuff, but she scares me.

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  12. Those are just fabulous! My table cards were one of my favorite details about my wedding!

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  13. this was my favorite part of planning my wedding - the little details! everyone will notice your attention to detail and they will love it!

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