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escort cards

0 In Color Palettes

Color Crazed : Feeling Blue


bring-it-home-diningThere are certain items and styles we grow up with that we consider permanently beautiful because of their familiarity and sentimentality. No matter how vastly my style changes through the years, I always look fondly upon the blue and white china that my mother has always loved.

They aren’t items that fit into my everyday decor, but when I saw this photo on the right from Camille Styles’ blog, I immediately loved the pairing of the royal blues with a robin’s egg hue. The combination feels fresh and colorful without being in-your-face. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding with beach-y or outdoor elements.

image credits (clockwise from top left) : escort cards via The Knot / stationery via Wedding Chicks / paper fan backdrop via Style Me Pretty / tablescape via Wedding Chicks / bridal party via Heart Love Weddings / bout via Style Me Pretty


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1 In Decor/ Inspiration/ Paper Goods

A Paint Chip Wedding

via Superhero Journal

Howdy.  We are in the midst of repainting much of our house and have piles and piles of paint chips.  I have always loved them and have even used them in my artwork.  When people come to me for their invitations or paper goods, I often tell them to visit the paint section of the home improvement store.  Often it is a great place to find just the perfect shade(s) you want for your wedding.  Sometimes one person’s idea of “Bubblegum Pink” or “Robin’s Egg Blue” is different than another person’s.  So grab that paint chip and hand them out to your florist, baker, printer, bridal party or anyone else who might need some specific color guidance.

Beyond using paint chips as a helpful planning tool, I think it would be so fun to incorporate paint chips into your wedding decor.  They can be used to match any color palette and the best part… they are free!

Here are some ideas to inspire you to incorporate paint chips into your big day.  Have any ideas we missed?  Add them in the comments below.

tutorial via Hey Gorgeous

I love this paint chip chandelier from Hey Gorgeous.  These would look lovely hanging above each table or by creating a larger one as a focal point above the dessert table or ceremony spot?

via Once Wed
via La’Di Events

One way to get your guests to their table is by creating paint chip escort cards.  Using single or multi-colored chips, cut them into your desired shape, write out the names and display.  If you are using a calligrapher, give them the chips ahead of time.  Also, large, uncut chips can go through most printers (I would suggest a laser printer) so you can be consistent with the fonts from your invitations and other printed goods.

via My Hands Made It

Here is a great tutorial for a laser printed place card, napkin holder.  I love the vintage napkin & tablecloth in this photo as well.  Veronica from My Hands Made It, originally crafted these as a place cards for a housewarming party.  She also created this hand fan for the same party but wouldn’t this ben even more perfect as a paddle fan program for a summer time wedding?

via My Hands Made It

Don’t send your guest home empty handed.  Pass out these adorable favor boxes topped with a paint chip name tag.  Adorable!

via Real Simple

Once the wedding is over and the sparkly dust has settled, announce the address of your new nest with these adorable moving announcements.  Design them on your computer, runt them through your printer, address, stamp, and voila!

via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Don’t fret if you aren’t very crafty, there are hundreds of paint-chip related goods on Etsy .  Everything from garlands to earrings to paper lanterns.  There are dozens of artists around that would happily help you create your perfect paint-chip wedding decor.

2 In Decor/ Inspiration/ Reception

Take A Seat

I was married 7 years ago, this past August.  While I wouldn’t change the groom or the actual ceremony, I do wish I could redo a lot of the details.  We planned our whole wedding in 6 months and I made most of everything from my dress to the invitations to the centerpieces.  Perhaps I’ll do a wedding flashback post one day soon.

Of all the things I would want a do-over for, table numbers and escort cards are on the list.  While I think the standard tent-fold escort cards on a table are perfectly fine, along with the traditional number on a stick in the middle of the table, I know we can do better.  Here are a few of my favorites at the moment.

via Style Me Pretty

via Martha Stewart Weddings

via Dashing In Pearls

As for table numbers, there are so many interesting things you can do.

via The Found Blog

via Eat Drink Chic


via Cottage Affairs