Category: place card

Nutcracker Place Card Holders + Favors

Emma here and if you follow our Twitter, you know it’s been taking every fiber of my being to NOT start playing Christmas music yet. This year is Baby Andrew’s first Christmas and I just can’t wait to fill the house with the smell of sugar cookies, play this album on constant repeat, and string lights on the tree to show him the magical holiday. It’s only the first week of November and we’re already seeing Christmas trimmings at nearly every store, so I guess it’s never too early to prepare. Right? ;) When I spotted these mini nutcracker place card holders (which can multi-task as favors, too) I could not wait to share them with you.

Nutcracker Place Card Holders

They’re perfect for Christmas themed weddings, Holiday parties, or for your own stash of holiday decor.

These nutcrackers are so stinking cute.

nutcracker place card holders

Are They Just Like the Real Thing?

They sure are! They even have moveable parts, according to the item description.

The Details

These hand-painted wood figures feature faux fur trim and stand at attention at each guests’ place setting. Comes in the assorted colors, as shown. Colors can not be separated. Each nutcracker includes glue dot to affix the white, blank place card to nutcracker head; as there is not a slit for place card.

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

Guests will love them!

Go + Get ‘Em

Order now because these sweet nutcrackers will not last forever. You can find them here at White Tulip Boutique. Sidebar: we’ve worked with Lisa for awhile and she is a sweetheart to work with, so I know you’re in good hands.

xo
-E.

P.S. If you’re planning a winter wedding? Check out these other ideas.
P.S.S. No idea what theme to pick? Check out our wedding theme ideas.

Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

joy sparks designs

2. Simple Save the Date

Announce the happy news!

typewriter wedding save the date

marie chang designs

3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation

For guests. Gear ’em up!

typewriter wedding invitations

marie chang designs

4. Escort Cards

For finding their seats.

typewriter wedding escort cards

papel lindo

5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors

Handmade favors – level: origami.

handmade typewriter wedding favors

emerald cut

6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags

Or these favors are pretty cool, too.

typewriter wedding favor tax and boxes

bug and bear design

7. Ring Box

For the rings.

vintage inspired typewriter wedding ring box

miss vintage wedding

8. Confetti Bags

For tossing at the happy couple!

confetti bags with typewriter wedding tag

sepia smiles

9. Programs

For the guests to see what’s coming up next.

typewriter wedding program

kendra dolson

I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!

typewriter program

kendra dolson

10. Menu

For the dinner selection.

typewriter wedding menu

howlcreativeco

11. Typewriter Place Cards

For guests to find their seats.

typewriter wedding place cards

as a paper doll

12. Typewriter Place Card Holders

Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.

typewriter wedding place card holders

weddingstar

13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster

For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.

typewriter wedding guest book poster print

helloam

14. Typewriter Initial Ring

For you.

typewriter key ring

gwendelicious

15. Initial Bracelet

For the bridesmaids.

typewriter key bracelet

dittydrops

16. Typewriter Thank You Banner

Take a photo at your wedding, each of you holding an end. Use the photo in your thank you cards!

thank you typewriter wedding banner

take flyte farm

FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign

Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:

typewriter guest book

via

You can find vintage typewriters at estate sales, garage sales, or Ebay.

Get a free printable!

We’ve created a free printable sign for you to use. Just print, frame (the print is 5×7) and place at your guest book table. So easy! Click here to download the file.

free printable sign

download here

What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

DIY Rustic Place Setting

We spotted this gorgeous DIY rustic place setting and we love how easy it is to re-create this look. So, today we’re showing you how it’s done with a simple tutorial and supply list so you can wow your guests at your wedding reception, engagement party, or bridal shower! Let’s get started, shall we?

diy rustic table setting

DIY Rustic Place Setting

DIY Rustic Place Setting

supplies

o white or ivory napkins
o jute twine
o shipping tags
o black marker (I love these)
o sprig of your choice (i.e. parsley, evergreen, lavender, etc.)

how to

1. Fold napkin into a rectangle.

2. Write guest’s name on luggage tag with marker.

3. Thread a piece of twine through the tag; wrap twine around napkin and knot.

4. Slide sprig under the twine.

See? So easy!

(Photos: m & j photography via style me pretty)

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding

Hi, loves! Have you shopped The Marketplace lately? The Marketplace is the ultimate (+ original!) handmade wedding shop exclusively at Emmaline Bride! We feature hand-picked artisans around the globe who love handmade just as much as we do. Instead of spending countless hours looking for the best for handmade weddings, we bring them to you! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked paper goods spotted in The Marketplace to give you glimpse into just a few of the fun finds we have to offer. Which one is your favorite?

10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding

1. Custom Coasters

This set of personalized coasters caught our eye at first glance. With custom designs available, there’s bound to be a perfect style for your bar!

personalized wedding coasters - paper goods wedding

starboard press

2. Airmail Thank You Cards

Keep your airmail wedding theme going long after the last dance. These airmail thank you cards are oh-so-sweet and feature a photograph from your wedding day.

airmail thank you cards - paper goods wedding

fifth vintage

3. Wax Seal Place Cards

I’m slightly obsessed with wax seals. Whether you place them on save the dates, invitations, or place cards, these little gems show you went the extra mile.

wedding place cards wax seal - paper goods wedding

southern calligraphy

4. Booklet Wedding Program

If you’re looking for a wedding program, consider a booklet-style: it includes plenty of room for the essentials, from wedding party to ceremonial readings — even where the reception is to follow.

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shine invitations

5. Be My Groomsman Card

We’ve all seen ‘will you be my bridesmaid‘ cards (+ creative ways to ask), but what about groomsmen? This is one card we absolutely love. (P.S. Pair with one of these groomsmen gift ideas!)

be my groomsmen card - paper goods wedding

hmacdo studio

6. Love Story Save the Date

If you want a save the date that shares your unique story, we’ve found it!

love story save the date - paper goods wedding

makenzie noelle creative

7. ‘The Best Day’ Print

I love this print: it includes dates for ‘first day’ (date), ‘yes day’ (engagement), and ‘best day’ (wedding).

first day, yes day, best day print - paper goods wedding

grand designs by joanna

8. Vintage Keys Save the Date

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Kick off your theme with this charming vintage keys save the date.

vintage keys save the date - paper goods wedding

olive berry paper

9. Custom Place Cards

Oh, how I love watercolor wedding ideas! These place cards are totally custom and hand-painted! Amazing.

custom place cards in watercolor - paper goods wedding

tying the knots

10. Chalkboard Seating Chart

While this isn’t technically on paper, we love it as a seating chart alternative! This huge chalkboard seating chart is customized for your wedding and features permanent chalk ink (so you don’t have to worry about names wiping or fading).

chalkboard seating chart - paper goods wedding

edson lane

Ready to See More?

Visit The Marketplace and bookmark it — there are new items added daily!

Do you create handmade wedding goods?

You can apply to be a part of the fun! Apply here.

Happy Planning Shopping!

xo,
-E.

Vintage Inspired Tablescape: Lavender

Good morning, lovelies! I spotted this amazing tablescape and had to share it… immediately. This vintage inspired tablescape would be perfect for either a bridal shower or a wedding. I love the pop of lavender – both the color and the sprig placed on the plate – and the lace ties the vintage look together perfectly. The metal place ‘cards’ are my favorite touch, and since it would take plenty of bridehours to make 100+ metal place ‘cards’, I think this works best for the bride and groom’s seats. This entire vintage inspired tablescape is gorgeous and one of my favorites to date. Styled by The Stylish Soiree, captured by Love Life Studios and spotted via Style Me Pretty.

vintage inspired tablescape - lavender

photo by love life studios

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Top 12 Wedding Calligraphy Ideas

Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about wedding calligraphy – the fanciful art of writing – which can be applied across your entire wedding spectrum. Hiring a wedding calligrapher may sound like a luxury request, but it can be affordable AND make a world of a difference in the overall look and quality of your wedding. I am a self-proclaimed handwriting nerd, which all began when my mom saw my hurried handwriting in 3rd grade, sat me down at her desk, and taught me to write more legibly. Ever since, I’ve developed a knack for pretty writing, calligraphy, and design, realizing that taking a little extra time and patience really does go a long way. If you need someone to give you a helping hand and turn your wedding stationery into works of art, we’re here to help! We’ve located the top twelve wedding calligraphy ideas by handmade artisans who are skilled in the craft and ready to create a personalized suite for your big day. Read on to be inspired…

wedding calligraphy ideas

by wet ink calligraphy

Wedding Calligraphy Ideas

1. Hand-Addressed Envelopes

My favorite use of wedding calligraphy will always be personalized invitations. Guests take notice instantly – and invitations set the tons of your entire event.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by wet ink calligraphy

2. Personalized Save the Dates

Why not go the extra mile and add wedding calligraphy stickers and addressed save the date envelopes? This is such a pretty style.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by k is for calligraphy

3. Place Cards for Guests

Calligraphy place cards contribute to a chic tablescape.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by wet ink calligraphy

4. Favor Tags with Flourish

Add instant style to your wedding favors with hang tags featuring hand-calligraphy.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by k is for calligraphy

5. Wedding Calligraphy Address Stamp

Save time with a return address stamp, specially made just for you!

wedding calligraphy ideas

by paper sushi

6. Wedding Escort Cards

Show guests where to be seated with a stylish escort card frame featuring pretty wedding calligraphy cards.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by festoons and flourish

7. Cocktails Here Sign

Make your cocktails area pop with this sweet ‘cocktails here’ sign.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by a fabulous fete

8. Tented Table Numbers

Similarly to place cards, tented table numbers contribute to a pretty tablescape. This is one of my favorite table numbers to date!

wedding calligraphy ideas

by km calligraphy

9. Bridesmaid Wedding Calligraphy Mugs

Give the head table a little something extra: just add custom mugs!

wedding calligraphy ideas

by wandersketch

10. Wedding Napkins with Flair

The bride and groom can use custom ‘bon appetite’ wedding calligraphy napkins – and reuse after the big day in their love nest.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by linea carta

11. Wedding Menu

Make a statement with a gorgeous wedding menu sign that displays your food with flourish.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by makewells

12. ‘Just Married’ with Personalization

Ride in style with a ‘Just Married’ calligraphy sign you’ll love to save as a keepsake.

wedding calligraphy ideas

by lavender calligraphy

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Happy Planning!


-E.

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

Good morning + Happy Wednesday! We hope you grabbed a gigantic cup of coffee today (or tea) because we have quite the read for you today! This is one of those posts that inspired me (more than usual) while writing it, so I sincerely hope it does the same for you. (Be sure to pin it for re-reading later!) First things first… if you’re planning a wedding reception with assigned tables, you’ll need an escort card display. Escort cards inform your guests where they’ll be seated… so, rather than roam around from table to table to find their name, they’ll easily grab their card, a drink, and have time to mingle before sitting down for dinner. Escort cards may have been a bit basic in the past, but thanks to handmade artisans (+ photographers to capture their work!) escort cards are in a decor class all their own! Today, we are sharing twenty-five of the best escort card ideas to save you time, energy, and give you a much-needed jolt of inspiration to kick start your day. And, whether you’re planning a rustic, vintage, nautical, or otherwise themed wedding, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to be inspired… let’s begin! (*Note: to purchase or see details on any items below, click on the link below the photo)

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

1. Carnation Escort Card Display

Carnations were once a filler flower, but not any more! Score a lush setting for your escort cards (+ save a little money) with carnations, bunched together in a pretty hue like so…

escort card ideas - carnations

photo by josh elliott photography via style me pretty

2. Mason Jar Escort Card with Tag

Get guests in the celebrating spirit with a drink + escort card in one. Guests can fill their drink at a nearby station or bar and find their seat at once.

escort card ideasescort card ideas

by mavora art

3. Where In The World Am I Sitting?

This escort card display is perfect for destination or travel-themed weddings. It poses the question, “Where in the world am I sitting?” and gives guests fun cards to take to their seat.

escort card ideasescort card ideas

by anthologie press

4. The Wedding Seating Chart

I attended a wedding once with a seating chart and it was so easy to find my name. Alphabetized, easy-to-find, and placed right at the door. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Plus, this particular find can be made to match your wedding color palette and theme.

escort card ideas: seating chart

by seating chart boutique, photo by melissa robotti

5. Escort Card Branches

Tie in a little rustic charm with branches to hold your escort cards, like so…

escort card ideas - branch display

by this fine day

6. Miniature Flower Vases

Joanna Blake (of Jo Blake) mastered the art of the wedding favor + escort card in one with these miniature flower vases. This find will always have a special place in my heart. Adorable? Yes. Added decor? Absolutely. Two birds + one stone: you betcha.

escort card ideas - miniature flower vases as escort cards
by jo blake

7. Succulents in Teacups

Every time I go to Home Depot I check out the succulents. One of these days, I’ll finally buy a bundle and place in tea cups or terracotta pots. I love succulents and their minimalist (and chic) appearance. Plus, I hear they’re pretty resilient (great for newer gardener types like me!)

succulents in teacups as escort cards

calligraphy tags by rachel carl, photo by jessica lorren organic photography

8. Miniature Chalkboard Escort Cards

Re-usable, shabby chic, and oh-so-charming miniature chalkboards can be displayed from nearly anywhere (drinking glasses, a tree + twine, clothespins + string).

escort card ideas - miniature chalkboards

by brianna paige designs

9. Cake Pop Escort Cards

Guests love adorable treats upon entering the reception! A cake pop escort card is a winning combination.

escort card ideas - cake pops

by party papers

10. Pick a Flower

Guests can ‘pick a flower’ to reveal their table number in this find, one of our favorite finds from the folks at Potter and Butler.

escort card ideas flowers

by potter and butler

11. Candle Escort Cards

Add a romantic glow to the evening right from the beginning with candle escort cards (which double as favors for guests). Combine thematic scents to tie into your wedding – like pumpkin spice in autumn.

candle escort cards

by willow glen stationery

12. Skeleton Key Escort Card

Skeleton keys are, for whatever reason, one of my favorite items in the wedding world. These gold keys are attached to charming tags for guests to find their seats and can be easily displayed from twine and a sturdy (albeit large) picture frame.

skeleton key escort card ideas

by fairy folk weddings

13. Map Escort Cards

Map covered clothespins = another genius idea from Clementine Weddings.

map escort card ideas with clothespins

by clementine weddings

14. Whimsical Escort Cards with Hearts

If your style is whimsical with heart accents, this escort card collection is perfect for you! I love the typography and vibrant colors.

escort cards with heartsescort cards with hearts

by the ruffly owl

15. Magnet Escort Cards

Tiny circular magnets can be attached to a metal surface for guests to grab – and reuse on their refrigerator door after the big day. No throwaway cards here!

escort card magnets

by wood and grain

16. Paper Flower Escort Cards

Want to tie in your love for flowers without the wilt? Go paper! Write guests’ names on the leafs and pin to an embellished cork board for guests to grab + go.

paper flower escort cards

by dragonfly expression

17. Cork Escort Card Holders

Wine themed weddings call for cork-themed details, like these escort cards with cork bottoms. They stand upright and look great with custom calligraphy by The Pampered Paper.

cork escort card holders

by the pampered paper

18. Luggage Tag Escort Cards

Love to travel? Get guests in the spirit with these luggage tag escort cards, a favorite of ours from Mavora Art.

escort card ideas
by mavora art

19. Escort Card Display with Moss + Rocks

This is one of the best eco-inspired escort card displays I’ve seen yet with moss, rocks, and delicately placed cards.

escort card ideas: display with moss and rocks

by designs by robyn love

20. Whimsical Hand-Drawn Escort Cards

I’m not sure what it is about these cards but I was instantly drawn right in… is it the banner? The whimsical hand-drawn calligraphy? All I know is I LOVE these and I’m so happy to have spotted them.

hand drawn wedding escort cards

by makewells

21. Cities of the World Escort Cards

If you’re planning a city-themed wedding – think Paris, New York, or London – consider a thematic escort card to match from Wedding Monograms.

cities of the world paris escort cards

by wedding monograms

22. Origami Escort Cards

The origami peace crane, now in an escort card form. Love!

origami escort cards

by nikki pop arts

23. Nautical Escort Card Display

Planning a nautical wedding? Take a cue from this Real Wedding example and revel in these delightful thematic escort cards. They’re quite perfect.

nautical wedding escort card display

photo by gem photography via style me pretty

24. Watercolor Escort Cards

I’m obsessed with all things watercolor lately and these escort cards are no exception! Beautifully done.

escort card ideasescort card ideas

by twinkle calligraphy

25. Escort Card Drink Bottles + Poetry

Last but not least, this escort card find includes drink bottles and framed poetry for a personalized touch.

escort card bottles with poetry display

photo by drew + megan photography via style me pretty

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Happy Planning!

-E.

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Paper Flower Place Cards

Looking for an easy way to add a punch of color + handmade wedding flair to your reception? Just add paper flower place cards! These brilliant faux blooms by Noemi of Imeon Design resemble dahlias in full bloom in poppy pink, blue, aqua, and red. To turn a paper flower into an instant place card, just add the optional pin and a name flag. Or, if you love the blooms as-is, use as embellishment: greet guests with a paper flower on each plate, place a handful of blooms along a table runner as a chic centerpiece, or attach ribbon and use as napkin rings. Read on to see more…

paper flower place cards
paper flower place cards
paper flower place cards
paper flower place cards
paper flower place cards
paper flower place cards

Prefer another flower style? There are plenty to choose from in her shop! You may even want to decorate your office or home with these faux blooms…

flower place cards
flower place cards
flower place cards

Like what you see here? To place an order, visit Imeon Design for details.

This week’s brand new giveaway launches next! Stay tuned! :)

Happy Planning!


-E.

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