I saw a neat wedding idea at The Albany Country Club this weekend for place cards. Every place card created to assign guest seating to the appropriate tables had a face on it. The fun thing about the picture place cards was the choice of pictures. Most of them were photographs of the guest at a very young age.
At first glance, I thought to myself, “this must have taken forever to organize!” Between playing songs, I always investigate new ideas for my readers. I am the Sherlock Holmes of DJs.
The maid of honor told me it was actually easier than the finished product may have looked.
What her and the bride did was creep Facebook for a bunch of old pictures. She said they found a bunch of the younger shots this way and filled in the missing pictures with funny pics that nobody would expect. In a few cases where there wasn’t much of anything to pull from, they just simply messaged the person and requested a picture, keeping it TOP SECRET, and not revealing the reason for the request. The bride said, “we need a picture of you when you were a kid for a surprise we are working on for the wedding.” That was it.
Another twist to this already interesting twist on place cards is to print the cards out and actually mount the place setting onto business card magnet stock. This way, your guests will want to keep the card as a keepsake and put it on their refridgerator when they get home.