The time had come when I started to kick myself for not choosing the buffet meal option for our wedding reception. Now I had another item to add to my wedding planning list: wedding name cards. We chose to give our guests the meal options of roasted sirloin, parmesan chicken, and a vegetarian dish. In doing so, we now had to find creative ways to distinguish who wants which meal at our wedding, so that the server’s job is a little easier. I, not being a very creative person, found this item on the wedding planning list to be stressful and rather overwhelming at first.
The stressful search for cute wedding name cards.
I didn't want anything that was going to be really expensive or time consuming. I spent hours searching online for cute wedding name cards, but never found one option that I really loved. After hours passed, I realized they really didn’t have to be over the top; the design could be simple and still accomplish the purpose. It can be hard to remember that some items on the wedding planning list don’t have to be so complicated! Turning these smaller items into easy DIY projects is the best strategy. With this in mind, I decided to take aspects of a few different designs I had seen online and combine them into something I loved.
A simple design with a little sparkle.
I first knew that I needed to make it clear which wedding name cards went with each meal option. I decided to use different colors and ended up choosing red for roasted sirloin, black for parmesan chicken, and silver for the vegetarian option. I decided to take these colors and make them the background. I printed names on white paper, cut them out, and glued them to the corresponding color of the meal they selected. After doing so, I realized my wedding name cards needed something else, so I took sparkly ribbons in the same colors and put them under the names. My DIY wedding name cards are simple yet pretty, which is exactly what I was looking for in the beginning.
Another item checked off my wedding planning list.
Creating my own name cards turned out to be a much easier process than I had initially thought. Making this item on our wedding planning list myself ended up being somewhat fun! If you’re looking for items on your wedding planning list to turn into easy DIY projects, I suggest taking on the simpler things like name cards and wedding favors.
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