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Tell a Story With Table Number Cards

photo table number cards
Each Card Tells a Little Story About the Couple
Tell a story with photo template table number cards. Beach themed table seating that contains lots of personalization. The couple will choose to share different photos for each card and add up to 3 lines of text to explain the picture. White sand dollars (on both sides) have templates for the table number.

Each card can contain the same photo, but adding different photos makes them more unique and personal. Variety will give guests something to talk about. When they realize that each table card tells a different short story, they can mingle and check out the other table cards in the room.

The couple will have to decide what they want to share. Make it interesting by adding some fun, and maybe funny, photos. Wedding guests will love this little insight into your life together before marriage!

Other examples of what to share:

*Where you met
*How he (or she) proposed
*Day trips & vacation photos
*Time spent relaxing at the beach (works well with a beach themed wedding!)
*Engagement photos
*Favorite things – like a special pet / eating ice cream together
*Favorite local haunts
*Pictures from the wedding shower
*Photos with your kids (if either has some from another marriage)

Each couple will have their own special moments collected from the months or years leading up to the wedding day. Collecting photos for table number cards can be a fun activity to do together, and one the groom may not mind helping with! Split the number of tables between each of you and come up with your own favorite photos to use. It may even be helpful to ask for outside help from the bridesmaids and groomsmen if you can’t decide which photos are most interesting.

sand dollar table number card
Back of the Card

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New Table Seating Cards in Turquoise and Aquamarine

Turquoise is the newest color we’ve added to the Sandpiper Wedding store. With aqua and lagoon blue being popular choices for a beach wedding invitation set, turquoise is gaining popularity as well. All these blue or blue-green colors come in many shades and there are only slight differences between them but they all look especially pretty when paired with seashells.

Here we have two varieties of table number cards in our new colors.  On the left is the turquoise colored background and on the right is the graphic, aquamarine color.  Turquoise has a bit of green in it while the aquamarine is a mix of aqua and darker blues.

When requesting a color for wedding stationery, it is helpful to supply a hex code number or an image to give us an idea of the shade required.  Colors on computer monitors can vary widely, but customer comments have consistently said that the color they see is the color they end up with.

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Ideas For Creatively Displaying Escort (Seating) Cards

Purple starfish seating card
Hand-written seating card with table number.

For large weddings the tradition is for the wedding party to be seated at the head table with the Bride and Groom.  Relatives of the couple would be seated close to the head table using as many tables as needed.    All other guests will be seated however you choose.

However you decide to seat guests, you will probably use some sort of place cards, or escort cards,  and give numbers or names to your reception tables.

Seating cards, or escort cards can be included with the invitations or displayed for guests to grab before entering the reception area.  Couples have come up with some very clever ways to display seating cards and, at the same time, carry on the theme of the wedding.

For tropical themed and beach weddings, we offer seven ideas to use as escort cards, for you to ponder.

1……Starfish are popular, and tiny sea stars can be purchased to glue onto cards, or just buy cards with images of starfish or seashells and set them up for display, alphabetically, in a box of beach sand.  I can’t vouch for them, but Koyal Wholesale offers starfish in bulk.

2…..Umbrellas covering little chaise lounges, as seen on the Martha Stewart Wedding site, are a cute way to send guests to their seats.  These may take a bit of time to make.  You can always use the umbrellas alone, with a name attached on a strip of paper.

3…..Use standing seashell wire clips to hold custom made cards.  Amazon offers sets that are about 4 inches tall.

4…..Simply buy a variety of real seashells (or collect them if you live near a seashell beach) and glue a decorated card to the top.  Or buy sand dollars that have holes already in them for tying to a card.

5…..Cover a board with tropical looking fabric and hang little bags filled with tiny shells and name tags attached.

6…..Print your own paper tags, or cloth bags, using rubber stamps with seashells or sea life images.

7…..Instead of using beach sand in a container to hold your cards, add them to pretty sea glass (see an example here).  If you buy the fake sea glass (man made as opposed to ocean gathered) it will be very affordable and available in many colors.



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