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Wedding Mirror Seating Chart Ideas

Mirror seating charts are STILL extremely popular. I did my first one back in 2013 and 4 years later, they are likely my most popular item and MOST inquired about "day of" decor element.

This post is for those of you getting married that may be wondering exactly what kinds of mirrors you can have designed. The two most popular ways (and there are alternate ways to display each type) are:

  • Alpha Order - Guests organized by last name. I like to add a letter or letters above each "section/group" of names in order to make scanning/finding your name easier.
     
  • By Table - Guests seated by table name or number - This is a lovely look and one that clients ask for most often, however I like to remind them that anything over 14-15 tables may make it harder for guests to navigate.

Other add ons:

  • Be Our Guest
  • Where Am I Sitting?
  • Please Be Seated
  • Please Find Your Seat
  • Wedding Hashtag
  • Thank you for sharing in our special day

2016 Top Wedding Trends - Pt. 2 of 2

More trends to look out for in 2016...

In part 1 I mentioned how much personalization means to wedding events now. Adding to this personalization is signage. Signage is a trend that's been on the rise since 2011. Social media has solidified these trends more now than at any other time in our industry. Before, trends would come and go, now these pictures live FOREVER (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.).

Signage

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Weddings also have multiple activities and "stations" now which lends itself towards "labeling" and "identification"...  Photo Booth, Family Memory table, Card and Gift table, Signature Drink signs, Seating Chart, Guest Book, Bar Menus, Instagram hashtag sign, welcome sign, etc. Its definitely now OFFICIALLY a "line item" on a couple's wedding budget. Here are some things to think about...

:: The Big Day ::

  • Ceremony Programs ___
  • Guestbook signage ___
  • Directional Signage ___
  • Pick a Seat, Not a Side Sign ___
  • For your tears of joy cello bags ___

:: Let's Party ::

  • Menus ___
  • Card Box ___
  • Place cards or Seating Chart ___
  • Table Tents/Cards ___
  • In Lieu of favor cards or Favor tags ___
  • Printed Cocktail Napkins ___
  • Bar Signage ___
  • Social media signage (Instagram hashtag, appy couple, etc.) ___
  • Candy Buffet Signage ___
  • Signature Drink Tent/Sign ___
  • Thank You Cards ___
  • Bathroom Signage  ___

:: Wait a minute... where do I go? ::

  • Directional Signage ___
  • Reserved Signs ___
  • Couple's Chair Back Signs (Mr. and Mrs.) ___
  • Thank You Signage (for photo op) ___
  • Photo booth Signage ___
  • Flip Flop Tub Signage ___
  • Tent card signage for Candy Buffet or Dessert Table ___

Mirrors


Admiring a mirror I completed on site at Adler Planetarium last summer...

Admiring a mirror I completed on site at Adler Planetarium last summer...

People are fascinated with mirrors for weddings now. Mirror menus, Mirror seating charts, mirrored signature drink signs, etc. Instead of slowing down, the trend has picked up! Check out my Etsy mirrored seating chart listing if you are thinking about executing a mirror. Lots of nice detail here and should answer a lot of questions!

Casual Fonts

The lowercase "bouncing baseline" style of type does NOT appear to be going anywhere soon. So many people requested bombshell pro that I added it to my list of calligraphy styles. There are other styles as well that are lending themselves to a "simpler", "cleaner" looking invitation suite. Be on the lookout for simpler ways to communicate information this year. Sadly, no one really reads anymore thanks to excessive scrolling so important information needs to be presented in efficient "chunks".

Take care til' next time guys,

--ct