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DIY Wedding Kit #3 – ‘Time for Tea’ Name Cards

Looks like I’m on a roll today! Heres my second DIY Wedding Kit of the day.

This one is perfect for anyone planning a ‘Vintage Tea Party’ themed wedding reception. Really quick and easy, and an original idea to use for place cards.

 DIY Tea Time Place card

What you will need:

  • As many tea bags as you have guests. Any brand which has tabs.
  • Double sided tape, or glue.
  • A computer and a printer, or good old fashioned pen and paper.

All you need to do now is design your own personalised tab. The one photographed has the guest’s name on one side and ‘James & Sarah, The Perfect Blend’  on the other, but you can go for whatever will fit in with your theme. I made my tab like a little book, I cut the old tab off and trimmed the string so that it would fit in my chosen tea cup nicely. I then cut a similar sized piece of double-sided tape and stuck it on the inside of the right page, then sandwiched the string in between before pressing the two together.

DIY Tea Time Place Card

Here is a chance to really show of your personality and creativity on a shoe string budget. If you don’t fancy printing your design off the computer you could do it all by hand. Write in calligraphy pen or use transfers, stick on lace, buttons or ribbon, use fabric as a base, floral, polka dot, stripes,  incorporate pages from old books, atlases or dressmaking patterns… the list goes on.  You can make this as quick or as intricate as you like, but either way, it’s going to be a talking point!

If you are looking for more ideas for a ‘vintage tea party’ themed wedding have a look at  http://www.weddingreceptionidea.co.uk/vintagethemedwedding.html. Or if you would just like general wedding inspiration go to http://www.weddingreceptionidea.co.uk/index.php.

If you’re looking for Vintage themed wedding entertainment check out the fabulous bands and musicians at  http://www.thebandboutique.co.uk/somethingdifferent.html.

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About weddingreceptionidea

I run a wedding entertainment agency called 'The Band Boutique'. Our aim is to find the perfect band or performer for each couple that come to us. Whether the theme of the reception is 'Country Wedding', 'Vintage Tea Party' or simply 'Traditional' we endeavour to hand pick something that will delight guests as well as giving the happy couple a performance to remember. From Harpists to Parisian Gypsy Jazz, Rock Bands to String Quartet's, The Band Boutique will definitely have something that floats your boat! Whilst running The Band Boutique, visiting wedding fairs and scouring the web, I have spotted lots of fantastic wedding ideas, and I feel obliged to share them with the world! Hopefully they will inspire everyone else as much as they have inspired me.

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