The cynics say that once you've been to one wedding, you've been to them all. There is of course a risk of being too similar to other weddings simply because we all tend to fall back on all the traditional trimmings.
Make sure your wedding is personal by making these gorgeous place cards to use at your reception.
Charlene Wittstock included a variety of proudly South African touches when she became the princess of Monaco. Here’s how you can do the same.
These gorgeous cards can be used to name your tables or as place cards for your guests
What to use
White paint and paintbrush
Round pieces of wood (one for each table) with small hole in the centre for a stick to fit through
Kebab (sosatie) sticks (one for each wooden block)
Heart-shaped paper clips (available at craft stores)
Cardboard pieces cut into shapes
Flower and ribbon
How to do it
Paint the wood blocks and sticks. When the paint is dry use the glue gun to secure the sticks in the blocks. Glue paper clips to the sticks. Attach cardboard pieces, each with a number, name of a place or guest name written or printed on it.
Finish it off
Glue the flower and ribbon to the card.
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