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15 Apr 2013

Think Outside the Box!

by Hester@WeddingInATeaCup

We love the idea of the table plan working for it’s place on your wedding day – more than just a list of names, it can help decorate your venue and entice your guests! For my wedding, I wanted something unusual, preferably personalised, and I wanted daisies. I tracked down the perfect personalised apple crate, and some shabby-black, metal heart-shaped card holders. We planted the flowers well ahead of the day and they were abundant and lovely when it arrived! The crate would work just as well with herbs – we're very into the sensuality of guests  plucking a few leaves and inhaling! And the apple crate lasts on as the perfect keepsake. Ours is on our patio right now, full of forget-me-nots.

We were thrilled when we found these wonderful distressed wire notice boards and cute bird pegs. Both pretty and classy, they make stylish, informal and original seating plan holders. We created this table plan by decorating our Love is Sweet postcards with our number and par avion stamps, before clipping them on with the bird pegs. We then stuck our large letter stickers to our large luggage tags to create the heading, and strung them up with our to have and to hold ribbon. Then simply write or stamp your guests' names on the relevant postcard. Perfect – and it can go home with you afterwards as a brilliant Mr & Mrs noticeboard that will always remind you of the day you got hitched...

We're lovers of washing lines, too. Our bakers' twine comes in a myriad colours, and our jute twine has the perfect rustic feel for a country-style wedding. You can hang anything you like on a washing line with our red heart pegs – photos, a postcard guest book, or your table plan. We've just discovered some striking black numbered clothes pegs – strong, simple and stylish – and made a stylish, unfussy, washing-line seating plan with them and add in some photos of your guests too to make it really personal!

With plan holders, do think 'function is form' – i.e. don't make your table plan holder too complicated or so weird and wonderful that your guests have trouble understanding it!  But apart from that – think outside the box, get creative and have fun!

I'm Hester from Wedding in a Teacup, guest blogger of the month for hitched.ie.

You can see more of my site here.

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Published 15 Apr 2013 16:09 by Hester@WeddingInATeaCup