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Gorgeous and Fun Place Card Ideas

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Why go with boring old folded card stock for your place cards?

These ideas much more creative. Pick a style that goes along with your theme, the decor, or something that suits the individual guest (then its something extra for them to take home).

These are from Timeless Paper… on etsy. I love etsy by the way. You can find some neat stuff just browsing around.

like this… or really creepy stuff…. like this…

Anyway, these ones are perfect for a holiday party…

These were featured on Hostess with the Mostess …another great site for ideas.

There are just too cool.

Another fun idea featured on style me pretty… that actually IS just a folded piece of cardstock! Definitely DIY

heart name cards

another DIY idea from mint love social club: she gives you step by step instructions as well… very easy and really fun. If you can find interesting pictures of everyone its definitely an ice breaker. You could also use baby pictures if you could find them, everyone likes looking at babies!

DIY polaroidsV

A special keepsake is a great for place cards, like these compasses from Laura Hooper Calligraphy featured on the Southern Wedding Blogcompass place cards

Laura Hooper also does really cool maps that you could use in your invites instead of directions, or for some extra favor in an invite.

If you have a steady hand you might try learning calligraphy yourself. There are many different kits out there to try. My uncle is a master of calligraphy & even when he is sending something simple he uses calligraphy for the labels and it makes receiving everything seem like a little gift. You’ll save a lot of money too.

From the queen of crafts herself, Martha Stewart, these parasol place cards and twirled heart are adorable!

I love the idea of putting love quotes inside the “fortune cookie” place cards, or really personalizing things by writing special notes to guests. The luggage tags are awesome because it’s something your guests can use again and again and always remember your special day.

Martha, of course, has tons of ideas…

Place cards are something that are pretty easy to do yourself and put your personality into. Plus, their a smaller detail that if you mess up a bit it wont matter.

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Amazing Organic Farm Wedding~

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organic farm wedding pic. american gothic

This wedding is RIGHT up my ally!

This organic farming couple from massachusetts planned, hosted, and cultivated almost everything for their big day! The ULTIMATE DIY wedding.

organic farm wedding. watermelons!

The bride, Sarah, describes preparing the ceremony location on their farm for her big day:

In the spring, we planned and planted a garden there, in a semi-circle, to be the backdrop of the ceremony. We used plants that would be in bloom for our wedding date in September, and every week of the summer went up to weed and water and fix things together.

Ceremony Space

Brides-to-be take note: grow your own flowers for your wedding! You’ll save money, the environment (not shipping flowers from the other side of the world), and you’ll enjoy them so much more! Just think, you’ll get to see those flowers grow from buds into full bloom, enjoying them for weeks and not just one day. If you don’t have the space…send your bridesmaids, mom, mom-in-laws, aunts, grandmothers, and whomever else has space some seeds with their invites, you’ll get the benefit and they’ll really feel apart of your special day.

Grow your own flowers! They will make you smile!

 

One of the major tenants of any successful marriage, for me, is community. The bride sums up my thoughts about this precisely:

I think weddings, in many of their facets, are a celebration of community, and an affirming of community. For us it was very important to source the parts of our wedding from people and farms that we care about. In so many ways this is strengthening.

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This couple is amazing! Working together everyday, growing food for their community while nourishing their love for one another.

Kissing in the Kale!

Be sure to check out Style Me Pretty for more amazing wedding ideas! They’re one of my favorite wedding web-sites.

And how gorgeous are these pictures? Kudos to Studio Foto!

just married

 

And be sure to check out Red Fire Farm if you’re in their neck of the woods.

redfire farm

 

While you’re at it, check out local farms in your area. Farmers are nice people. Even if you live in a city chances are there is at least a community garden around where you can get your hands dirty.

go meet a farmer!