Beach destination weddings are obviously a big hit in the summertime. So as the sunny season approaches, we pulled a few fabulous place card ideas for your upcoming summer weddings! If you’re serving up margaritas or fruity cocktails, why not place lemons and/or limes beneath your seating assignments? Or take the theme a step further and give guests cocktail umbrellas to drop in their drinks! A nice pattern that mimics the property decor or infuses local design influences into the product is always a great way to dress up an otherwise traditional paper place card. And if you’re really adventurous – ask your calligrapher to embellish shells for the occasion! Corking messages in a bottle or tagging a starfish and displaying them on a table – get creative with your beach wedding theme and get your guests guessing about what could be next!
Looking for creative ways to express to your guests that yours is a destination wedding? Why not calligraph a sand dollar or map out a custom welcome bag? One of our favorite paper and pen artists is the talented and lovely Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy * Invitations * Maps. And she just launched a brand new website (congrats Laura!). Some of her online goodies are oh-so perfect for destination weddings! Take a peak at my personal faves, beginning with the welcome tote! When guests travel far to celebrate, be sure to give them something at check-in that shows your gratitude and shows them the way to the rest of the weekend.I adore these compass escort cards! What a creative way to literally direct guests to their seats!And if you need to guide your guests from ceremony to reception or just to the property itself, don’t forget the signage! Calligraphed signage that is…Laura and her team make custom wedding signs, custom menus, and more (and on just about any kind of surface).
Congratulations on the new site Laura! Loving every detail!