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Friday, November 6, 2009

Tips for Stylish Handmade Receptions

How do you make your reception special for you and your guests? Here are 5 tips for using handmade touches to dress up your wedding reception:


Match your placecards. Placecards really set the tone for your reception style. They are often the first things that guests see when they enter your reception space. So for knockout style, choose knockout placecards. And make sure your placecards match the rest of your reception decor. {handmade by www.ruffhouseart.etsy.com}



Go big and bold. For a statement, a few big, bold signature pieces will stand out more than lots of smaller table items. Statement pieces can be in your entryway, used as centerpieces or sprinkled throughout your space. {handmade by www.thefunkyshack.etsy.com}



Make special tables special. For head or couple tables you can do something extra nice… especially since there’s only one! Choose extra pieces or more detailed versions of your regular table designs to make them memorable. {handmade by www.michaelangela.etsy.com}



Present your favors. Because guests take them home, favors can be thought of as the embodiment of your reception. So for favors, think about what you want your guests to remember. Is it the vintage style? A glamorous location? The intimate feeling? Whatever it is, make sure your favor presentation and gift match. {handmade by www.littlebirdieboutique.etsy.com}




Don’t forget the details. It’s the little touches that really pull your look together. These can be useful items, like wine or water bottles, or purely decorative and fun. Personalized or unexpected details will add a special sparkle to your tables. {handmade by www.BesoDesigns.etsy.com}

Need more reception ideas? Browse the Etsy Wedding Team shops on the left. Have more ideas to add? Please share them in comments.

5 comments:

Ruff House Art said...

Thanks so much for featuring my placecards! How fun!

natalie said...

The placecards are beautiful!

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