One of the tasks that was the most difficult when we got married was planning out our wedding seating. It was important that people that sat next to one another would get along, plus we had the added challenge of thinking about making sure that guest seated next to eachother spoke the same language.
Once we got past that hurdle, the fun part was printing out the seating list. I custom designed mine, but the templates shown here use the same method; grouping guests by last name and indicating which table he or she sits at. You can also organize the seating template by table number too.
The colorfol water color flowers form a bright, cheery wreath around the table seating info, which will add an attention getting bit of brightness as guests look for the place.
Instant download the seating template here (or download a test template first) here.
A great way jazz up printable wedding cards (or any kind of printable card) is to add color to the edges. Not only does this add a subtle bit of color and handmade appeal to the final card, it is extremely easy to do.
You can use markers, or a brush and paint to add the color to your. I used a neon pink Sharpie marker to give a black and white version of the Simple Heart wedding rsvp card. Perfect for a DIY wedding using wedding card templates.
Once you’ve got your printable cards ready and cut, just run the edge of the marker (or your paintbrush) along the edge of each card. It takes just a few seconds for each card. You’ll be unsteady for the first few, so cut out a few blanks for testers.
I recommend testing the coloring tool and medium (the marker or the brush and ink) on different types of paper first. Different papers absorb ink differently. Even if you carefully place the color only on the edge of the card, it may bleed onto the surface.
On the other hand, a really absorbent paper could make each card look slightly different, giving each card a slightly unique look, and emphasizing the hand-madeness of the card.
DIY stationery touches like this really stand out, especially these days, when stationery and cards can so easily and cheaply be ordered and printed.
Have fun and happy experimenting!
A black and white table setting can be so striking. Here are some ideas for both paper items and sweets all in black and white!
Planning where your guests sit is, admittedly, a difficult task. But helping guests easily find where he or she will be sitting doesn't have to be.
I designed our printble seating lists to be easy to use and easy to understand. All a guest really needs to know is which table he or she is assigned. Once at the table, place cards can indicate his or her seat.
The best way to do that is to list names alphabetically (creating a group for each letter of the alphabet), and next to each name list the table. That way, each guest can quickly find their name and then their table.
The diy seating charts are easy for you, because all you have to do (after deciding where everybody sits) is create the list (or lists) print them out and hang them up.
We put ours in pretty frames and hung them on trees (we had a backyard wedding). But you could lay them on tables or put them on clipboards, the possibilities are endless!
The great thing about incorporating a black and white color scheme into your wedding is you can dress it up or dress it down. Here are a few examples of black and white wedding table items for both sophisticated and DIY weddings.
1. e.m.papers classic black and white table number template / 2. From Glitter Guide / 3. From Trendenser / 4. Pinterest