Monday, May 17, 2010
The Secret Is You Got To Coordinate!!!
To me, one of the funniest scenes is when Pops from the movie Boomerang talks about coordinating. I've preached to my brides his same philosophy...THE SECRET IS YOU GOT TO COORDINATE!
It doesn't stop at the invitations, move on to every detail of the wedding as if it was every opportunity to coordinate. Menus, Programs, signs, water bottles, linens, dresses, invitations, and more.
I had the opportunity to attend a beautiful wedding reception at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach this weekend. The grounds were simply spectacular.
Paper Crew supplied the coordinating stationery starting at the ceremony with the sewn program books.
Then off to the ceremony where the guests pick their name from the table of escort envelopes. Most of you refer to this more as "place cards", but actually, Escort Cards are the cards that have your name and tell you which table to sit at. Place Cards are the cards on the table telling you which EXACT seat to sit at. BUT, Escort Envelopes are mini envelopes with your guests names printed on the front of the envelope and enclose a card with the table number inside.
This is perfect for brides that are not 100% on the seating arrangements and need the option to be able to switch tables in the last minute without compromising the custom look and feel. The mini escort envelopes are not sealed and the back top flap is used as a tent to be easily displayed.
Then to the table...unfortunately I only have one blurry picture taken with an iPhone but as you can see EVERYTHING coordinates. Table names instead of table numbers, the napkin tuck menu, and the charity card all carry the same design that was presented to the guests on their invitations. The bride and groom named their tables after all the places that they wanted to travel to together. The sweetheart table was Florence, Italy, where they are going for their honeymoon. Another helpful tip when using table names vs. table numbers is to include a seating chart of the reception area showing where each table is located. That way your guests get to their seats with ease and without having to go up to each table to view the table card.
We at Paper Crew feel that once it's on paper, it's official. Why not frame it? We make collages of all your stationery pieces, from the save the dates to the favor tag that was on a chocolate bar. It makes such a wonderful addition to your wall in the home that you and your new spouse will share.All the stationery that is mentioned above and many more coordinating ideas are all available at Paper Crew. We design, print and create on all things paper. Call us for a consultation or visit our store at 3920 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807.