Are You Assigning Seats To Your Guests?

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 06, 2013

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Did you know that there is a difference between escort cards and place cards? Escort cards escort guests to a specific table number whereas place cards assign guests to a specific seat at a table. They can be as simple as a folded piece of cardstock with their names written on it or as creative as a mason jar, piece of fruit or succulent. Often times, they can double as favors for your guests too!

So, will you give your guests their own piece of reception real estate? Let us know in the poll below.

Are you assigning seats to your guests?

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Engaged: A Gift of Another at Christmas

Posted by mmaxfield on Dec 24, 2012

All those new family-to-be members waiting in the wings of Christmas Eve to welcome you into the family, at last! Hark! What better symbol of family heirlooms and traditions, than a chorus of Steinbach's German nutcrackers! Photo: Marjorie Maxfield


A Christmas engagement!

Is it not one of the most romantic times of the year? A time of gifting. And, a time to pause, (gasp, not in the middle aisle of Bloomingdale’s in NYC, Apple Store in Houston’s Galleria, or  the cosmetic counter at Neiman Marcus, LA) and reflect on “just what does my engagement mean?”

If you suspect a ringing in the near future or, after the 1st; read on.

To be engaged is to receive a gift of another, and, likewise, be that gift to another.

Nothing tops this! All eyes will be on your ring; however, you know that a gift of another is the most magnificent gift that you will receive and give this, or any other Yule!

With this ring, more Christmas gifts abound– a new family! New traditions, new names and faces, along with all those family stories that need to be remembered and retold. They, the in-laws, sisters, brothers, children, aunts, uncles, cousins to the third  line of relatives, are, too, a gift! All to shine brightly on your tree of life!

Perhaps, a word or two of a practical matter!

What to do first after the blush of yes has faded and needs to be enhanced with a sweep of Chanel Joules Contraste pink powder. Make a list, and check it twice. Here’s mine, a national wedding etiquette expert:

Starfish Escort Cards

Posted by Kim on Jul 24, 2012

If you’re hosting a beach wedding, you have lots of options for sea-themed decor motifs – anchors, sailboats, seashells, fish, and yes, starfish, just to name a few. We think starfish just scream “summer,” while feeling natural and whimsical at the same time. Check out a few of our favorite starfish escort cards, and even more beach-themed escort cards here.

Top to bottom: Escort Cards by Jan Boyd Calligraphy; Photo by Tony Spinelli Photography; Photo by New Ground Photography

Unique Place Card Ideas

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 16, 2011

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Summer Place Card Ideas

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 06, 2011

Go beyond the typical place card and wow your guest with some of our top place card ideas for your summer wedding! We love the idea of combining the favors with place cards, and incorporating your theme.

{Photo Credits: Hanging Place Cards with Key Emblem | Antique Keys Holding Place Cards | Zinc Stand Place Cards | Syrup Bottle Place Cards | S’mores Package Place Cards | Sand Dollar Hanging Place Cards}