Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedding Theme Thursday: Chalkboards

When you hear about chalkboards being used as decoration for a wedding many people may think of the green variety that hung at the head of their elementary school classroom. But some people fail to see the possibilities with chalkboards; they can be used tastefully throughout your wedding decor to add a special touch. Below are some of my favorite ways to use chalkboards. Enjoy!
Place Cards: Put guest names on mini chalkboards and place them at their seat. You can paint any surface with special chalkboard paint and it instantly becomes a writable surface. Pictures: The Knot; Posh Posada; The Connecticut Wedding Blog; Pottery Barn

Table Numbers: Many gardening stores carry chalkboard stakes that can easily be repurposed as table numbers for little cost. Pictures: own; Style me Pretty; The Knot
Menus: I think everyone appreciates dinner menus as they allow guests to see the details of what they are about to eat! If making individual menus seems too time consuming, just make one menu board and place it in the cocktail area for everyone to see. Pictures: Brenda's Wedding Blog; Green Wedding Shoes; Ritzy Bee Blog; Style me Pretty;

Directions: This is a great way to tell guests where they need to go and what they need to do while at the same time looking adorable! Pictures: Style Inspired; Snippet and Ink; Green Wedding Shoes

Seating Chart: No need to stress if you have to move guests to different tables, just wipe the name off and rewrite, genius! Pictures: The Connecticut Wedding Blog; Once Wed
Cute Ideas: These are some cute ideas that didn't fall into a category: use chalkboards to display sayings throughout your day; chalkboard decals with frame like details add more glamour than traditional chalkboards; place many chalkboards together and write a poem that is placed behind the bar for guests to see; give guests something to do during cocktail hour with a word search- it's also a great way for families to mingle. Pictures: Duet Weddings; The Connecticut Wedding Blog; Pottery Barn;

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