Paper Place Mats

[Personalized place mats by Hello Lucky! via love made visible]

[Holiday place mat from Whimsy Press]

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Ok now onto the rant.

Everything at the reception will be white. White linens, white plates, white napkins, clear glasses, white tent. This wasn't so much a choice as it was the cheapeast option available, but I see it as a good thing--this way we can spice it up with some inexpensive color! I mentioned napkin rings and spray painted potted plants in the past, both of which I believe we are doing, and now my latest idea is to have paper place mats to add some color. The personalized place mats designed by Hello Lucky! in the first picture is so cute. I'm thinking I could design some using the flower/polka dot theme I made from our website and save the date and print them on matte 11 x 17 paper.

My initial thought was "oh! I could totally just collect the place mats after and add them to my craft box for future projects!" but then I realized that people will be eating off of them, and the whole point of the place mat is to catch food from getting the linens dirty. Duh. 

Maybe I can still save some of them so they serve a double purpose. 


honey my heart said...

we totally used white everything since it was the cheapest :) i like your place mat idea, it would stand out so nicely. maybe the lyrics to your first dance, menu, monogram, or fun facts about you two could be printed on them :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great idea Mo, I like the subtle touch up in the decor.

My friend had Asian placemats and chopsticks as part of her decor (and doubled as favors). Loved the 2 things. Otherwise, I've received way too many chopsticks at weddings.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Oh those are so pretty! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Abbie said...

You probably could use some of them again. Our linens were nearly spotless (except where kids sat) after dinner. For the kids' placesettings, we put white disposable paper placemats and gave them crayons.

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