Monday, May 17, 2010

perfectly placed place cards.

place card tables are one of my favorite places for drama, for wow (like big floral arrangement, ice sculpture, tree, etc.) and to play off your "theme" (in quotes as i know many of you dont want me to tell you your wedding has a "theme").  the placement of the "table" (or area, not always a conventional "table") is critical to your flow.  ive learned that putting it BEFORE the cocktail reception room or area increases the chance its misplaced.  i usually like to position it in a spot that is the natural walking area FROM cocktails TO dinner.  

at give my regards to, we see all the paper as a set or suite or wardrobe.  when i say paper, i mean from invite to program to place card to menu (and on and on).  anything printed.  the wardrobe doesnt have to be matchy-matchy, but it is great if it coordinates.  maybe different colors, same least one thing in common to tie it all together.  the paper becomes the common thread, interwoven through all aspects of the event.  if you had a calligrapher address your invites, having her do the names on the place cards is a nice tie in.

here are a few place cards tables weve done recently:

and stay tuned for some FAB place card set-ups we have in the works for our events to come....


lindsay piram
event designer

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