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When numbering your reception tables, why settle for the same old number “tent” card?  A little creativity can add a really great personal touch to each of your tables.  A fun idea to consider, during your engagement photo session, having the photographer take pictures of you and your fiancé holding up wooden numbers (1 through however many tables you have).  Then frame each of these pictures and place the frame on the table.  Much more fun and creative than the boring old tent card.

Another personal touch is to add pictures of you and your fiancé that correspond to the table number.  For example, on table number 1, place an assortment of pictures of you and your fiance at age one.  Table number two…..two year old pictures, and so on and so forth.  That will really get your guests talking and even serve as an “ice breaker” for tables mates who don’t know each other quite so well.

My most recent couple decided to name their tables instead of numbering them.  They chose places and things that held huge signficance in their lives.  For example, in this picture below, the table is named the Forest Hill Bridge.  This is where the groom proposed to the bride.

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Along the table name line, one of my clients is celebrating her Bat Mitvah next month.  The theme for the reception is theater since she is very into plays and musicals.  So for the table names, we are using the names of her favorite plays and musicals, many of which she has acted in.  Each name is being printed out to look like the front of a playbill and will be placed in frames on the tables.

If your budget is tight, consider incorporating your table numbers into your centerpieces.  Think of something like those little white trees you see at Easter time (all branches no leaves) and hanging little numbers from the branches.  You could easily cut the numbers from cardstock and then add some embossing powder or glitter to them.  A ribbon hanger in your wedding colors adds the perfect touch.  Sprinkle some rose petals around the table and add votive candles for a finished and elegant look that doesn’t break the bank.

Just remember, don’t settle for the “same old, same old” when it comes to numbering your tables.  A little creativity can really make your wedding stand out from the rest!

Happy Planning!

Karen

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This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be the coordinator for Hope and Steven.  The day started with a full nuptial mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in El Dorado Hills.  Immediately following the ceremomy, the reception was held at the equally beautiful Serrano Country Club, also in El Dorado Hills.  The views of the hills and Folsom Lake (especially at sunset) from Serrano’s ballroom are just spectacular.  Some fun, personal touches to the decor included tables names that were significant to the couple (special places, favorite movie, favorite drinks) as well as an adorable wooden birdhouse that the bride’s father handmade to hold the cards.  After the wedding, the couple can take the cards out and use the bird house in the backyard of their new home.  How special is that?! 

Many thanks to all the vendors, as well as Serrano, for working so hard to make Hope and Steven’s day so special and perfect.  Here are some pictures I took with my “less than perfect” camera.  As always, when I get the professional pictures back, I will post them too.  Enjoy!

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Hope and Steven, many thanks to you and your family for choosing me as your wedding coordinator.  I wish you two nothing but the best in your life….congratulations!

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While sifting through the pile of magazines in Kaiser’s waiting room this week, I came across the latested issue of Better Homes and Garden.  My eyes were immediately drawn to the fabulous and really cool centerpiece on the front cover:

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 Here is the URL in for a more close-up picture (I could only get the picture to post so big on my blog): http://www.bhg-digital.com/bhg/200910#pg1

I just LOVE the colors in this centerpiece.  It’s that tangerine orange and lime green color combination that I’m so drawn to.  Yet, it’s done in a somewhat understated way to make it fit perfectly for a Fall theme.  And all those different textures really add visual interest.  These centerpieces would make a HUGE statement for very little impact to your budget.  I really see something like this working perfectly on long banquet tables (several all lined up down the middle of the table).

How perfect would something like this look for a Fall wedding or party?! 

Happy Planning!

Karen

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