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March 9

DIY: Budget-Friendly Place Card Display

Your place cards are one of the first thing guests will see when they enter the reception, so why not dazzle them with a standout display? Here’s a fun, easy and oh-so-affordable idea that’s dressed to impress.

Supplies

  • Canvas
  • Place cards—we used our Vintage Vines design
  • Two rolls of thick ribbon in complementing colors
  • Glue gun

Step 1: Wrap Your Canvas

Carefully wrap your base fabric (for us, this was the burgundy) one strip at a time across the canvas and secure with hot glue in the back and along both edges. Leave enough thickness in between each row for the second ribbon to fit. On the top and bottom strips, make sure to fold the ends in nicely (hospital corners!) and glue down so the top and bottom edges of the canvas are covered completely.

Step 2: Finish the Wrap

Now you’re ready for the second ribbon. But with this one, you will only be gluing it down in the back of the canvas—make sure not to glue along the edges in front! This will give the place cards a ledge to hang from.

Step 3: Complete the Look

Once everything is dry, your place cards are ready for hanging! Fill as many canvas pieces as you need for your place cards… your guests will be sure to love this idea.

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February 18

DIY Apple Place Card Display

Want to add some flavor to your place card display? Fruit is a fun and easy (not to mention yummy) way to give your place cards a pop of color. What an unexpected treat for your guests! Take this 10 minute project into consideration…

Start with a gorgeous place card—we used our Together Forever design. Remember! Most of our exclusive invitations come with place cards to match, so don’t forget to browse for those when you’re ordering your invitations. Next, pick up some brads from your local craft store.

Make sure your fruit of choice is fresh for the day of. After you’ve written out all your names (in advance, of course) pin them one by one to your fruit.

Voila! One gorgeous, vibrant place card display to delight your guests from the moment they walk into your reception.

How are you planning to display your place cards? Leave us a comment below!

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October 5

Last-Minute Winter Wedding Essentials: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

Wrapping up the details for your impending winter wedding? There’s still plenty of time to find last-minute stationery essentials for your special event—including programs, menus and place cards. Because so many of our exclusive wedding invitations come with matching items, it’s easier than ever to take care of these small but very important details! And, you can do so stress-free, because our stationery specialists and etiquette experts will work tirelessly to ensure that your order is absolutely flawless.

Here are a few of our favorite winter ceremony and reception essentials… what do you think?

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October 25

DIY Place Card Displays

Displaying your place cards in a stylish and memorable way can set the tone for your entire reception, but that doesn’t mean to have to spend a lot of time or money on your entry table. In this one DIY post, we’ll show you three different ideas you can recreate using simple materials from your neighborhood craft store (and your toolkit!). It’s a fun, easy and inexpensive way to greet your guests with a touch of DIY style.

Supplies

Idea #1: Twine and Clothespins

We’ll use the same basic concept for all three ideas, so I’ll give you the detailed instructions here. The key for both twine and ribbon is to make sure they are super taught across the frame. To achieve this look, we recommend nailing small nails into the frame and wrapping the twine around it, or tying small knots in the ends of the twine and using a staple gun to affix them to the wood.

Make sure the lines are straight and well spaced to allow the cards to hang down. Also don’t try to overcrowd each frame—we think this idea would look fantastic with a variety of frames of different sizes instead.

Isn’t it pretty? It’s so simple, elegant and rustic, and yet it’s a total breeze to pull off. The photos in our office don’t even really do it justice!

Idea #2: Ribbons

You can cut out even more of the cost by swapping the twine and clothespins for simple ribbon in a matching shade. We followed the same steps, using a staple gun to securely fasten the ribbon to the back and keep each strand super taut across the frame. Then, instead of using the pins to keep the cards attached to the string, we simply draped them over the ribbons.

Idea #3: Cork Board Backing

We found a roll of cork backing at the craft store, and couldn’t resist the chance to create our own cork board using this pretty frame. We stapled the backing onto the frame, then used classic t-pins to attach the cards. You can also add little details or photos to the boards for an extra special touch!

Which look is your favorite? Are you planning to try any of them for your celebration? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Did you try out this DIY project at home? Send photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!

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October 21

Finishing Touches: Diann Valentine’s Tip of the Week

We’re happy to bring you this weekly tip from celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas stationery designer, Diann Valentine. To shop for her designs, check out our Diann Valentine collection.

A gorgeous room is often anchored with a series of beautiful tables that usher in a celebratory atmosphere. There is no better reward for a true designer than observing as invited guests ascend into a space and gasp with astonishment from the splendor that engulfs them. I designed my first “X” table while shooting TNT’s Wedding Day at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The enormous family-style setting comprised of lush florals from Shirvan Designs, custom linens and chair covers from Wildflower Linens and custom-designed place mats from artist PeQue enveloped the ballroom. However, it was the smallest details such as the custom napkin ring I designed for Martin Lawrence’s summer wedding that became the icing on the cake.

Many may have considered the fine embroidered silk linens and gold leaf candles to be sufficient, but I recognized something was absent. The dowel detail on a wrought iron gate inspired me to fabricate a similar shaped napkin ring adorned with jewels and accented with place cards from my Perfect Peonies design suite of invitations to complete the design blueprint.

And for this romantic celebration, artist PeQue custom painted a canvas aisle runner with the same salutation that the groom left on every love note he penned to his love during their courting years…eternally yours!


So when the occasion summons you to orchestrate your next soiree, remember that fabulous design is all in the details!

Keep spreading the love,

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