Menus, table numbers, name cards, etc. are a great way to enhance your table settings. There are many professional companies that can design these items and personalize them to your event. But, if you love crafts and want to take on this fun task, there are many ways that you can ‘Do-It-Yourself’.
Whatever your event style, you can create these small items to match and accompany your table setting. For example, Amy from Twitterpated Weddings created this gorgeous organic, nature table design that will “wow” your guests. Amy carefully chose some smooth rocks and wrote each guest’s name on them to enhance the nature look. She also added a wonderful tree as the centerpiece and placed the table number on the branches. These items took the level of the table up a notch!
Party Rentals Used:
Tables: 60” Round Table
Chairs: Copper Chiavari Chair
Linen: Taffeta Sage Linen, Taffeta Chocolate and Parchment Cinnamon Napkins, Crushed Iridescent Slate and Aqua Runners
You can not only use items as your name card, but you can also use simple paper with prints and a nice font to create your own menu and name card. Below you can see a great table design, by Chic Designs, in which they incorporated their DIY items with the color of their table. They used simple sheets of paper with a nice print that complemented the print on the chargers and tucked the menu card into the napkin fold to create this unique look. The items feed off of the beautiful Verdi Navy Linen and Lamour Storm Navy napkins.
Party Rentals Used:
Tables: 48” Square
Chairs: Bamboo Folding
Linen: Verdi Navy Linen, Lamour Storm Navy Napkin
Charger: India Antique
Lastly, we have 2 menu/name card combos that give you 2 ends of the spectrum: A high-end event and a casual event. Simple details such as a flower bow, ribbon, and small metallic beads accent these designs. These designs were created by Memories Live On, which not only provide a design service, but also offers the materials separately for those who want to do it themselves. These items are simple to make and they add a little bit of uniqueness to the table. With the Taffeta Aqua linens, paired with silver china and chargers for two different looks, both table setting look astonishing.
Party Rentals Used
Tables: 54” Square
Chairs: Silver Chiavari
Linen: Taffeta Aqua, Enchanted Silver Runner, Lamour Platinum napkin
Charger: Silver Hobnail, Silver Lacquer
China: Imperial Platinum, Silver Band
Glassware: Reidel Crystal, Traditional
Simply creating menus, name cards, and table numbers can change the whole aspect of the table dramatically. Whether you have a professional designer create beautiful pieces or use your own creative talent, these items will surely enhance the look and feel of your event. If you choose to tackle this project yourself, you can get your creative juices flowing by working around a certain theme or color for your event. It will take some time and work, but your table will look spectacular and your guests will be amazed at the work you put in to it. But just remember: Have fun with it!