When having a self-serve bar and buffet at a wedding, one thing is very important. Signs.
Imagine your 15 year old cousin thinking he poured a glass of Coke only to drink it and realize that it was Jack and Coke. Or your aunt who is allergic to nuts eating a cupcake made with almond milk.
Kind of puts a damper on the wedding, not mention safety concerns and worry.
With our wedding we were so lucky that a lot of people we know got married not that long ago and were looking to clean out their basements and give us whatever they had for free! My new coworker was so kind to give us these cute table numbers for free (can’t beat that price!) to use however we wanted in the wedding.
While they are so cute (and I kept the paper with the numbers on them just in case a future bride needs them!) they weren’t our wedding colors (and Cyle came up with an awesome idea for our wedding numbers that I’ll share later! 😉 )
Since our wedding is this October, and we both hate most pastels (although I do love mint and coral), we chose a darker color theme. Burgundy, peach, gold, deep red, and tan.
For our wedding we are going to use these in a number of ways:
- Food buffet signs
- Cupcake buffet signs
- Build-your-own-cocktail sign
- “Sign our guest book” sign
- Instructions for our DIY photobooth
- Thank you sign for our gift table
One thing I didn’t realize before laying out all 30 of these frames out to spray paint them was how many layers of paint it would take to turn them from deep silver, to a bright gold, and how many layers it would take to get a nice smooth chalkboard finish to the backs. Hint, it was enough layers for my hand and arm muscles to hurt the next day. -_-
Because we might use some of the frames for other things besides chalkboard signs, I painted the backing of the frame with the chalk paint, not the glass. Doing this also left the option open to whoever needs these after us to make them into table numbers, or photo frames.
One thing that might annoy some brides is the fact that the two eyelets on the backing (where the stand I connected into the frame) are able to be seen using this method. If it is that big of an issue (trust me, no one will care or notice, or they will and in that case to heck with them) you could buy cute diamond stickers to put over them for decoration, or spray paint cardboard and put it into the frame.
It is so crazy to me that in 8 months I’ll be married. Besides overwhelming joy and happiness I also am feeling so stressed and busy! One wedding project down, a dozen more to go…
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