From Cute to Clever: Event Place Card Ideas You’ll Love

October 19th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

event place card

You definitely don’t have to choose traditional escort or place cards when deciding how you want guests to find their seats. Place card holders come in all shapes and sizes to match every theme. And if you play your cards right (see what I did there?), your place card can even double as your favor! We want your event to be perfect, so this week we’re sharing a few awesome ideas for unique event place cards.

But first, let’s eat!

After a long day of preparation, followed by a ceremony, guests will be hungry! Passed hors d’oeuvres are great, but why not make your place cards edible? Add little name flags to a delicious treat, spell out the guests’ names in chocolate or dressing on plates or even provide monogrammed cookies. If you can cook it and put a name on it, you can use it as a place card!

event place cardGet creative

Origami is complex, beautiful, and everyone loves it! Get your arts and crafts on, and fold an origami display for each guest. With thousands of options for folding paper, choosing an origami place card that fits your theme or your guest’s personality will be no problem.

Love game night?

Of course you do! Honor your hobby by buying Scrabble tiles in bulk, and spell out guests’ names to identify their seat. Playing cards are fun, but dominoes, Monopoly and chess all translate easily into place cards as well. Extend the theme a little further by giving guests the chance to play Wedding Bingo throughout the reception!

Travelers unite!

If you’re heading off to the honeymoon of a lifetime (or even if you’re still just dreaming about it!), a custom luggage tag is your chance to take care of the place setting and favor in one.

More Cowbell?

There’s nothing a little cowbell can’t fix, so if you’re planning a rustic-themed event, they’ll fit right in! Sweet and sentimental, an engraved cowbell is a unique memento your guests will want to keep.

event place card

Celebrate the season

Combine red or orange fall leaves with white marker for the names for a beautiful celebration of the season. Or print place cards and tuck them into a pine cone! Paint the pine cone to match your event theme, and add a touch of nature to your event.

 

Why would you ever use ordinary place cards when you have so many options to choose from?

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

Don’t Set the Date for these Days!

October 5th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Set the date

Planning an event far in the future comes with unique challenges, especially when choosing a date! Most people are busy, so you really must give plenty of time to make arrangements. And that means taking into account cultural and social happenings. So what significant national or religious events should you take into consideration when setting a date? Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

Creative Party Decorations on a Tiny Budget

September 21st, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

decorating on a budget

Decorating is a hugely important part of any event, but you don’t have to spend a lot to make a big splash. There are a number of clever, surprising options that will delight your guests without stretching your budget. Read on for some helpful decorating tips that will get you the most bang for your buck! Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

How to Plan a Beautiful Fall Wedding

September 7th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Fall wedding
Fall is undeniably beautiful. The leaves change to oranges and reds, the temperatures are cool and crisp and the atmosphere is thick with excitement for the holidays. Between the weather and the feeling in the air, fall is the perfect season to host a wedding. So if you’re planning an autumn do, we’ve got some tips to help you take advantage of this wonderful time of year! Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

Picking the Perfect Wedding Cake Topper!

August 17th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

wedding cake topper

Even the smallest detail can make a huge impact on the feel of your wedding. As you’re making decision after decision for your big day, one of these important details will be the wedding cake topper. With thousands to choose from, picking the perfect wedding cake topper probably feels daunting right now, so we’ve put together a few great tips to help you out. Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

How to Use Social Media to Spice Up Your Wedding

August 3rd, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Wedding Social Media

Social media has found its way into almost all aspects of modern culture, and weddings aren’t an exception. Of course, from the engagement through the reception, you should communicate with your guests how much of your wedding experience you want on social media, and they should respect your wishes. But even if you’re not a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram expert, there are lots of fun ways you can incorporate social media into your wedding, and we’re sharing a few of the best!
Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

Take the Time to Troubleshoot Your Wedding. It’s Worth It!

July 20th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Troubleshooting Your Wedding

We’d all like to imagine our wedding day will go perfectly, but the reality is that so many things can go wrong. Luckily, the prepared bride does not have to sit back hopelessly in times of crisis. By doing a little troubleshooting ahead of time, you can mitigate many potential wedding disasters! Today, we’re showing you a few ways you can prepare for whatever may happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

How to Use Wedding Sparklers to Make Your Reception Better

July 6th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Wedding Sparklers

Sparklers might typically be associated with the fireworks of the Fourth of July, but they’ll add a lot of fun to your wedding, too! Brides and grooms have come up with tons of exciting ways to incorporate these into festivities. This week, we’re sharing some distinctive ways to include sparklers in your wedding reception. Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

3 Great Ideas for the Perfect Summer Wedding

June 15th, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

Summer Wedding

For good reason, summer weddings are always popular. People love being outside, and outdoor events can be some of the prettiest for pictures, ambiance and tone. But along with that fun comes some unique challenges. More than any other season, if you’re not prepared, you might end up with miserable guests rather than the awesome summer wedding you deserve! Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites

Should You Allow Kids at Your Event?

June 1st, 2016 by Erin K. Martell

kids at your event

Whether or not you have kids at your event is totally up to you. If you’re thinking of inviting the younger crowd along with their parents, don’t forget most grown-up functions (like weddings and receptions!) aren’t naturally kid-friendly. Children need activities that appeal to them, so if you want to avoid the boredom tantrums, think ahead! This week, we’re suggesting a few fun ways to entertain your youngest guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites