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Murnan Wedding: Seating Cards

One of the biggest wedding tasks was creating our seating cards. Following the theme set forth by our guest favors, we decided to add a library twist to our seating cards. Yep, you read that right – library. Stay with me here…. I promise it will make more sense.

I envisioned using library cards and card catalog drawers to organize and display the seating cards. Turns out card catalogs are expensive. No problem – I’ll make some myself! I knew the actual cards themselves couldn’t be done until RSVP’s came in, so I tackled the drawers first.

I found some basic wooden drawers on Amazon for a steal of a deal. I knocked off the wooden knobs, stained them dark brown and added vintage pulls I found from My Painted Daisy on Etsy. I even managed to distress the bronze screws I used to attach the pulls – I just soaked the screws in nail polish remover for an hour, rinsed them off and then transfered them into apple cider vinegar to soak for another hour. Sounds strange, but I promise it works! The screws ended up matching the pulls beautifully (although I’m sure I’m the only person to notice a detail that small).

wooden drawers before

wooden drawers made into card catalog

Next came the cards themselves. After J and I figured out the table arrangements, I typed (with my newly acquired typewriter) each name and table number individually on library cards (also purchased via Amazon). I then stamped them with the date and finished them off with a cute scrolled stamp that read “happily ever after.” Each card was alphabetized and organized in the newly created card catalog drawers. I think the library seating cards definitely helped pull together the typewriter guestbook and bookmark favors – plus they were certainly unique!

happily ever after banner stamp

seating cards for wedding made from library cards

The final set-up:

card catalog seating cards for wedding

The best part? The drawers are now on display in our study holding office supplies – love repurposing! :)

What unique ideas have you seen for seating cards? What would you try?

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