I have mentioned many times throughout this blog that personalization of your wedding is so important. For those of you who think I am talking about expensive monogrammed napkins and professionally framed, blow up photos of your engagement shots – that couldn’t be further from the truth. I am talking about simple, thoughtful elements that show off your love for one another and your life together.
Another way I accomplished this at my wedding was with our table names. Instead of using the lackluster and overused table numbers, I wanted our tables to show off a part of our life. As I mentioned before we had been living in Europe for three years and the last year was spent in Paris. We visited so many gorgeous towns throughout France and made so many wonderful memories in doing so. We decided that naming our tables after 13 of our favourite French towns would be a wonderful way to give people a small insight into our life together.
My mother is very good at painting in water colour and so I gave her the task of painting 13 small vignettes of each of the towns.
I then mounted these paintings on a grey coloured card stock and board.
Below this I mounted the name of the town as well as a small description of when we visited the town, what we did there and why we loved it.
As a finishing touch I glued some more printed out toile on the back of the card to hide the unsightly labels and code stamps, and then placed them on a small, gold easel purchased at Michael’s for $7.00 each.
(Hint: For all of those crafty brides out there you can take advantage of coupons on the Michael’s website for your shopping trip. You can usually get 40% off coupons for regular priced items and occasionally you can get discounts on your entire purchase!)
There are so many ways that you can add elegant, personal touches to your wedding without spending a fortune. Just be creative!