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If flowers are important to you (you want to carry Hydrangeas in your bouquet or include Gerber Daisies in your centerpieces) remember to check what’s in season. Most florists can find you whatever flower you want but, if it isn’t in season, the cost goes up. Here’s a helpful list to help your floral planning.
Queen Ann’s Lace
Black Eyed Susan
There seems to be a consensus among many event planners that the color mint will be a huge trend in weddings next year (im not quite sure if you have seen us start using it in our branding!). With the increase of vintage touches to weddings, mint would be a natural fit. It’s a cool color that works well various types of weddings from country to modern. Mint green colors mix well with several other trendy wedding colors such as poppy, lemon yellow, and blush. For a glamorous look, pair with gold or for a more casual look, pair it with beige.
Have fun searching out vintage mint colored photo props, accent dishes and cake plates. Feeling crafty? Make your own mint inspired wedding décor. In regards to flowers, expect to see succulents and dusty millers added to bouquets, boutonnieres and table arrangements.
Mint also is a refreshing color to work into desserts and signature drinks. Can you picture beautiful mint color macaroons and iced cakes? We can and we love it!
There are so many ways to get creative with your wedding decor. If you are a gal who enjoys a good DIY project or has a love for attention to detail, then get out there and show your personality. All of these table numbers are easy to recreate and give your decor a little something extra.
For photo-lovers | A table number with pic of you and your future hubby is a great way to show off some of your cutest moments together. Add an interesting tid-bit like “this is from our trip to the beach where Sarah beat John in 6 rounds of mini-golf. It’s simple, personal and gives your guests something to read at the table. Let your guests have an inside track on your relationship with numbers that represent important dates in your couple history. These are easy to print. The hard part is coming up with significance for each number.
Love a good board game? | Whether your Scrabble aficionados or just looking for a clever concept, this one is entirely unique. Definitely better for smaller sized tables, make sure the game pieces can be easily seen and are not blocked by your centerpieces.
What’s better than a multi-functional centerpiece? | If you already have a beautiful centerpiece, why stand in the way? Add a number to one of the flower vases or place your flowers in a wooden crate and paint a number (as seen here).
Frame it! | Now a days we are seeing a lot of our couples take picture frames from the local dollar or discount store, a can of gold/silver spray paint from the local hardware, some fabric or scrapbook paper from your local craft supplies store and turning into something unique for their wedding day. Its a great alternative to spruce up your centerpiece. One rule to go by though… make sure the size of the frame does not overpower your centerpiece. The longer the table, then we say, yeah go for those 5×7″ but for round tables, we suggest nothing bigger than a 3×5″ if you can manage it. More modern than vintage (or a little bit of both)? Than we love the idea of these simple ikea frames below and using a printable that is consistent with the rest of the stationery from your wedding!
All-in-one | Want to have a table number and a menu all in one without having to sacrifice space? We love this idea because tables can end up being overcrowded with all of the sugars, coffee cups and sauces, bread and butter plates, so why take up more space than you have to.
Sparkling water or wine enthusiast | so you love kicking back with your honey after a long day of work (or wedding planning at that) and taking in a glass (or two, or three, or more – we wont tell!)… so why not take your love and recycle those bottles and use them as table numbers. Better yet, take a full bottle and give it aways to an unsuspecting guest at the end of the evening!
knock knock, hello are you there? | so this idea may not be door knockers, but they let your friends and family help to find where you live. Again sourcing your local hardware store, use house numbers as a way to lay flat on the ends of your tables if you have long family style tables, or consider using these in the scaping to your centerpieces. A new use for an old item. And oh yeah, this really is just a number (ignore our post header – you didnt read anything!)
I went to my local hardware store and picked up some Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Gold, Silver, Copper, and of course in Black (in Halloween spirit), and then some Frog Tape painters tape (which would be used to tape out the chevron pattern). Outdoor firepit blazing, glass of wine in hand, and of course a big piece of cardboard, I went to town and enjoyed a Saturday evening to myself with a few cans of spray paint (and of course some girlfriends as well!). I have to admit, the chevron pattern around the pumpkin was a little bit of a pain, but I am super excited for the turnout! I have recieved a lot of compliments from our neighborhood trick or treaters, and of course from fellow Facebook friends who seem to be taking this trend and using it for next year! In the mean time, enjoy my photos and let me know what you think (or share any pointers!).
|Boutonniere by LovelyGirls Events and photo by Sanderson Images|
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