These easy DIY escort cards were an inexpensive way to really tie in the theme for our New Year’s Eve wedding. Not only do they help guests easily find their table, but noisemaker escort cards are fun and festive and look super cute with the decor. Plus it meant that everyone had their own party horn for when the clock struck midnight.
Just for extra fun, I used scratch-n-reveal stickers for guests to scratch to find their table numbers. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, I created a little rhyming sign which I hung on the mirror above: Take a penny, grab your label, scratch your card to find your table!
Make sure to have coins on hand in a dish or scattered around so guests can scratch and reveal their table numbers.
Our venue had a wooden drawer unit that we were able to use to set up the escort cards, but lined up on a table or hung up would look great, too. One thing to be cautious of is not to line them up too closely or too many rows deep, because you don’t want them getting all knocked over as guests go in to find theirs. I organized mine alphabetically, and if you have a huge guest list, you might want to have signs (A-D, E-G, etc.) to make it easy on your guests.
Hi! It has been a while, but now I’m back to get caught up on sharing some of those wedding details and DIY projects. For anyone planning a New Year’s Eve wedding, it’s probably starting to feel like you’re approaching crunch time. I know this is when I really felt the pressure turn on last year after taking some time off from wedding planning during the summer. But don’t worry, you still have a few months left to plan your special day.
Last year when I was doing my own wedding planning, I shared some of my favourite New Year’s Eve table number inspiration. You really can’t go wrong with glitter and metallic when it comes to a New Year’s Eve wedding. I was leaning towards DIY-ing some sequin wood block numbers (glitter seemed way too messy), but thanks to Pinterest, I came across the idea of including a resolution on each table number sign. As with my fortune cookie favours, I was all about incorporating the NYE theme wherever possible.
Printable DIY projects are the easiest way to add personal touches to your wedding day. No glitter or glue required.
I found these sparkly frames at the Dollar Store for $2 each and after the wedding I sold the frames for 50% off, so the whole project only cost me a few bucks.
I loved that it was a way to have my glitter without the mess. No one wants loose glitter in their food. I simply printed out my table numbers on card stock and trimmed to fit.
Our New Year’s resolutions were:
Approach the New Year with resolve
to find the opportunities hidden in
each new day.
Apologize for what you did wrong and forgive those who have wronged you.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Think continually about the things you want, not about the things you fear.
Don’t stress the could haves.
If it should have, it would have.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you.
Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody.
Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.
Learn from yesterday, live for today,
hope for tomorrow.
Now that the wedding is only a few weeks away, I’ve been in overdrive trying to wrap up my wedding DIY projects. Crafting is very therapeutic, so it’s definitely helping with the stress of the rapid approach of the big day.
This weekend, with the help of a friend, I ticked off a few items. Labels for guest favours – check! Aisle decor – check! Banner for sweets table – check! Cake topper – check! To see some of my wedding DIY projects as they happen, follow me on Instagram!
One wedding DIY that I actually got out of the way pretty early on was our wedding reception table numbers. It was a simple project, but I’m really happy with how they turned out.
Before I get to sharing my DIY table numbers here on the blog, I wanted to share some of my favourite inspiration from around the web for New Year’s Eve wedding table numbers.