I’m so sorry for the inconsistent blogging lately, but the wedding is eating up most of my time. We’re less than a month away though so hopefully things will return to normal soon. We’ve been busy finishing up a lot of stuff – and taking care of big stuff such as hiring a couple of students to bartender, buying led lights for the tents, cleaning up the terrain, etc – but also the little stuff, like the name cards.
I’ll be setting up a big board with each guest’s name (alphabetized so it’s easy to find your name), and each name with the corresponding table number, and then at each place setting the guest’s name. Today’s post is about the name card on each place setting though (since I have yet to finish the big board). For the place setting, I decided to create a tag that can be attached the napkin “ring” (a piece of string/cord) with the name on the front and the table number on the back (the table number is just to make it easier to set the tables).
Here’s how I made them:
- I punched the circles out from card stock using a 2 inch circle punch in two colors – yellow and green.
- Then I used a small scalloped punch to punch a hole in each name tag (the 2-inch circles) so I can attach them to the napkins.
- I created a template on my computer using Pages (from Apple’s iWork software suite). I was able to fit 15 2-inch circles in one page. I printed the template so I knew where to tape my card stock circles.
- Then I created another template on the computer with the same circles, but this time the circles were invisible. I typed the name of each guest.
- I taped (using small loops of tape) the name tag circles to the printed template, with the scalloped hole centered on top.
- Then I fed that through the printer, so I printed the names of the guests on the name tags. I had to remove the name tags and re-tape new, blank ones every 15 guests. Thankfully we’re approximately 60-65 so I only had to do it 4-5 times.
- I repeated steps 4 through 6 but with table numbers instead of the names, so each circle name tag has the name on the front and the corresponding number on the back. Voila!
The instructions might make it seem more complicated than it actually was, but I hope the pictures help. Let me know if you don’t understand anything, though. Oh and here’s a couple of pictures of other details we’ve worked on, as well…
Signs for parking, wedding (boda) and restrooms (aseo); plus the signs for the “guest book” and for the USB drives/favors. Also on the top right you can see a sample pompom.
The two windows with the menu. On the left, the actual menu (savory); on the right, the desserts (postres) and drinks (bebidas). I still have to write down the drinks though, and finish something on the menu side of the window.
So, that’s the latest wedding stuff we have accomplished this week… what do you think of the name cards and other details?