Guest Books, Card Boxes & Seating Charts
By Tara Wilson
Decorating wedding accessories, such as the guest book, card box and seating chart, should reflect the theme of the event and the personalities of the bride and groom. Create an attractive welcome table at the reception site with helpful tips from a professional event coordinator in this video on planning a wedding.View Transcript
I'm Tara Wilson, designer for Tara Wilson Events and today we're going to talk about designing guest books, card boxes and seating charts. Guest books are a great way to keep up with who attends your event. But it's also important to make them personal and make them unique to you. Consider using pretty paper that you purchase at the local craft store and printing them up on your own. That's a wonderful way to personalize your guest book. Craft stores have beautiful scrap booking paper that you can use in your guest book. Also, be sure and include a picture of you and your fiance. Your guests will enjoy seeing that on your special day. Designing a card box can be fun and a great way to get your bridesmaids all involve in your big day. Go to the craft store and pick up some of their craft boxes. Buy wrapping paper or other decorative paper to wrap the box. Visit with your friends about something that would be meaningful to them as well as to you. Think about ways that you might use the card box in the future. You definitely want to make sure that it's easy to get cards in and out of, both for you and your guests. Seating charts are a big element when it comes to having a seated dinner. Your guests certainly need to know where they're going to be seated at your big day. Get poster board and post-it notes for making easy and quick changes as you start preparing your seating chart. As your guests names come in, make sure to give each guest a post-it note and then that way, as the list changes, you'll be able to keep up with where everyone's going to sit. As with all of these elements, you certainly want to visit with your event designer or your wedding planner and they can give you instructions on how to do more things with your guests book and your seating chart as well as your card box. I'm Tara Wilson; designer for Tara Wilson Events.
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Tara Wilson is the owner of Tara Wilson Events, a full-service event company committed to providing creative, well-executed and memorable events for individual and corporate clients.
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