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DIY or Buy? - Table Numbers, Seating Charts, & Escort Cards

Joey, on 16/April/2018 at 08:50 Posted in DIY

We want to know what wedding projects you're taking on by yourself, and which you are leaving up to the professionals.

When your guests find their seats, will they be assisted by items that you made yourself, or are you purchasing them?

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  • Geneviève
    Devoted September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·

    We have the place cards and the holders made. As for table numbers and seating charts, we're not sure yet if we will be doing 1 long table or 3-4 small ones. If we do end up with multiple tables, I have an old window set aside from our cottage to use and will probably enlist my FMIL's calligraphy skills for the numbers!

  • J
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    JuneBride ·
    My venue has the table numbers. We are doing the seating charts, but we are getting our escorts cards done. I was thinking of maybe in a frame

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  • Marleau
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Marleau ·
    I have actually made all our center pieces, table numbers and I’m putting the seating plans on windows so it will look amazing. We chose to take on many DIY projects.
  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·

    I'm DIY my seating chart and escort cards, ordering in table numbers!

  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·

    We are doing a mix, Seating chart DIY, table numbers we bought and no escort cards.

  • Tracy
    Devoted September 2018 Ontario
    Tracy ·
    We're doing our own seating chart. One of my bridesmaids sisters, who's also a friend of mine, will be doing our table numbers. No escort cards.
  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
    We bought the table numbers, but are going to DIY everything else!
  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    DIY, definitely doing this and mostly everything else our selves. Saves a ton of money!
  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
    We’re having reserved signs for the front rows at the ceremony and at two tables for our parents at the reception. That’s it. So we won’t have table numbers, or a seating plan or anything.
  • Lyla
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Lyla ·
    I’m thinking of either creating a chart in alphabetical order with table numbers beside each name, or having place cards that they can pickup and take to their table.. not too sure yet. I feel like traditional table charts would take a long time to find your name. I bought my table numbers from micheals, and the holders for them second hand from a coworker.
  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
    For table numbers i ordered some wood ones from amazon and spray painted them rose gold. The seating chart i will either get made or use a template off etsy and use vista print. I am not doing escort cards but place setting menus with a template i got off etsy.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·

    DIY! Not sure exactly how we will be doing the seating chart. My thought is to use flower pots. This was our inspiration:

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  • Alexandra
    Featured November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
    I’m looking at ordering this template and finishing it off with my details and I can change the background to navy blue to match our invites! I think it’s gonna look pretty good

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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
    Making my own. I have made gnomes for seating everyone. For our venue we have to have what everyone is getting for dinner.
  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
    Etsy + vistaprint

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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·

    Made out seating chart, but kept it simple. Found a multi-frame piece, and I'm printing out the names of each people at the table like a photo to put in it. This is it like it will be set up at the venue.

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