Yesterday we showcased a beautiful save the date and invitation by Mara Campbell. Her use of punches and color add such beautiful detail to her projects. Imagine receiving these handmade save the dates and invitations! Doing it yourself CAN be done. The key is an assembly-line production. Pre-print all of your cards, cut all of your cardstock, punch out all of the punches, stamp out all the sentiments – then assemble them. Don't do it one at a time.
Mara created these perfect seating cards. For a plated dinner, seating cards are essential! Don't leave seating up to your guests, people almost always feel left out, invariably there are empty seats at tables, and there will be a few tables were guests have pulled chairs to create one big giant table (where no one fits). Seating arrangements can be tricky: where do you put the outcast uncle? But they are so important if you are having a plated, seated dinner. Why not do it in style? Line them all up on a platter and they make a big statement. Here's Mara's idea:
Favors can add a lot of stress to weddings. For me, they were so much stress that we didn't do them at the reception. I priced out Godiva chocolate boxes, mini-split champagne bottles, and much more but ultimately decided it was too much. For our out of town guests, we had 6-pack coolers made that said: "Libby and Mike, May 3, 2008" and we filled them with snacks, sweets, water, chapstick, suntan lotion, a weekend itinerary. So I felt a favor at the reception on top of that was too much. I wish I had Mara's idea 3 years ago. She created these favor boxes. You could save a bundle by not ordering from Godiva and create these. Once again she used the stamp she had made: Susan and Luke's wedding 2011. This unifies the whole package!
This entire bridal package is beautiful. Look at it all together in amazement with me!
Thursday product reviews will be back next week!
Stamps: Gabby style custom design (PSA Essentials). Ink: Holiday Red PSA Essentials. Paper: Papertrey Ink, Die Cuts With A View. Other Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts. Ribbon: Michael’s. Favor Box Template: Perfect Presentation