DIY Wedding Paper: Escort Cards and Table Numbers

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When Justin and I started planning our wedding, I was eager to take on DIY tasks. We were thrilled to be having our wedding planned through the help of Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, but we were insistent that our wedding not fall into a “cookie-cutter” category. We believed those projects we took on ourselves (including our wedding flowers) would give our wedding the perfect touch of us. Table Numbers

Justin and I met working on Main Street, USA at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. Our wedding theme was, naturally, “Meet Me on Main Street”. We wanted our table numbers to be themed to things that you could find only on Main Street, USA.

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We assembled a list of things we loved and I got started designing. I took photos of the areas on our list, transformed them into black and white in Photoshop, adjusted the images to be 5×7, and added text with our table names. I used a combination of two fonts (see below for downloads) to add a bit of a vintage film-reel feel to each image.

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Once I had the table numbers designed, I was stumped! I really was not a fan of the cardstock images on card holders smack tab in the middle of the table. I realized the images had come out so beautifully that I would want to frame them after the wedding so I started looking into some options on framing. I came across these photo easels on Wedding Paper Divas.

The beautiful images are printed on glossy plastic with attached stands. I was totally in love… Just not with the price! I noticed that Wedding Paper Divas works in part with Shutterfly so I started searching the Shutterfly website. Boom. There were the exact same items for about 4 dollars cheaper. The other great news? Shutterfly always has coupons and deals going on. We actually ordered these for about $15 each.

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Many of the desktop plaques on Shutterfly have text on them. I selected the Photo Gallery option where text is optional. I uploaded each image, ensured the text was not going to be cut off, and put them in my cart. It’s that easy!

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Our table numbers looked beautiful on our tables but they look even prettier in their new home, ours! With all our favorite things from where we met, I was able to make a little gallery wall over our bed.

Escort Cards

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We decided that we wanted our escort cards and favors to be combined. We decided to create jars of popcorn with our guests’ names written on the top of the jar. I started by designing generic labels for the front of the jars.

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Then, for the escort cards, I designed small vectors for each table number and arranged about 12 on a sheet of paper.

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I then cut out the labels and vector tags onto brown craft paper. A little bit of twine and cupcake liners in our wedding colors tied the whole thing together!

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