Reception Seating: Escort Cards (2 of 2)

Escort cards are placed on display at the entrance of your reception and include the names of your guests and the table you have assigned them to as well as their meal choice if applicable. They are a great way for guests to easily find their names as they are categorized in alphabetical order. This allows guests to choose their seats by placing their cards at the table. Escort cards can be a great opportunity to showcase your unique style during the first look into your reception!

Make your cards noteworthy by writing on something other than the usual cardstock, or by settling them into coffee grounds or pieces of wood surrounded by foliage. Adding details to your escort card design can express your personality and add to your guests’ experience which will not go unnoticed. Check out these photos for inspiration!

Reception Seating: Table Assignment Charts (1 of 2)

Creating a table assignment display can be a great way to add a big statement to your reception decor. Not only does it create a simple, organized way for everyone to find their tables, it gives you a chance to add a piece of art to your wedding! When they arrive at their table you would then have a name card at each place setting with their first name, another stylized detail to be able to layer into your tablescape design.

Get creative with your table assignment display by writing on a piece of glass for a clean modern look, or by using old books to add a romantic and enchanting feel to your fairytale. Adorning frames with foliage and flowers or incorporating a calligraphy will really top it off. Take a look at these ideas for inspiration for your own table assignment chart!

 




Check out some CBE Real Wedding Table Assignment Displays!


Wedding Trend: Geodes and Agates

One trend we wouldn’t mind continuing to stick around is incorporating these beautiful stones into your special day. We’ve been seeing this trend for the past few years and love seeing all the different ways it can be incorporated into wedding design. Coming in vibrant to neutral colors and stunning sparkle, they are sure to catch everyone’s eye! We are especially loving the watercolor meets agate designs we are seeing as of late.

And can you believe some of these cakes are edible?! These stunning masterpieces are made out of sugar and are absolutely mesmerizing. You can add this trend into your dessert or almost any part of your wedding, including invitations, calligraphed agate slices, and table numbers. Check out these photos for inspiration!

 

Here are a few pictures from a CBE Real Wedding where we incorporated the look of the agate trend originally featured on the couple’s invite.

 

Creative Ways to use Watercolor

We love the watercolor trend! Whether it’s delicate calligraphy, soft subtle ombre or bold jewel tones, watercolor can add an artistic touch to just any wedding detail. Check out these romantic watercolor creations for inspiration!

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Maple + Elm Photography 

Amanda Lenhardt Photography

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Chandra Collection Photography

Nicoll’s Wedding Photography

Gift Giving: Guest Favors (1 of 2)

Wedding favors can be a fun and creative way to say thank you to your guests for taking part in your special day. Whether it’s a DIY project, a special treat that you and your partner love, or a simple token of appreciation, favors are a great way to personalize a nice to go gift for you guests. Include your wedding date, monograms, or a thematic phrase for your friends and family to carry with them after the party. Favors can also serve double duty as escort cards. Edible snacks, greenery, wildflower seeds, or small display boxes are great options for combining gifts and organization. Check out a few of our favorite creative favors below.

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Seating Chart Inspiration

 

Matching friends, family, and coworkers can at times be tricky but what better way to show off your hard work than with an appealing seating chart.  A seating chart display is a great alternative to escort cards and place cards. Organizing your guests’ names and table assignments in one place is a great way to create an eye-catching thematic display. It also eliminates the likelihood of guests misplacing their cards while mingling.

Below are some of our favorite seating chart inspirations.

 

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Trend: Geode Details (2 of 2)

Earlier this week, we highlighted some ways we’re seeing geodes and raw stones used in wedding celebrations.  And today we’re talking about a few more!  And as always, we’d love to hear what you think!  Do you love the geode trend?  Would you bring elements of it into your own wedding or celebration?

These geode inspired invitations use earthy but bright colors in a really eye-catching way.  Touches of gold embossing add the same kind of shimmer and glitter of the real thing.

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Table numbers are a quick and easy way to fold this trend into the mix at your wedding.  With just a metallic craft pen (and some penmanship skills!), you’ve got yourself a pretty, super cool table number.  Do the same for escort cards and place settings!

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