From: Wedding Palace Visitor
Response: Hi Jamie:
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Wow! You have a lot going on here! One thing at a time...
#1-Does your reception site have a holder for the table name? Most places have holders for table numbers, etc. Check with them first. If they do not, and you still want this, you will be forced to buy it yourself. All you need to do is go on any computer search engine and type in 'wedding table number holder' - I found lots.
#2-What I would do for the menu and agenda is to incorporate them into 1 small card, the size of 1/2 of a regular size piece of paper, or even smaller if you can. You can print these off yourself using card stock that you can find at discount stores, craft stores, etc. Obviously, the meal is part of the reception 'agenda' so you can put it all on one. You dont need a holder for these, simply place them at each spot. One idea that I saw would be to tuck these into the table napkin that has been folded at each place setting. Again, no need for a holder. If you are using the long banquet tables, there is not much room across the table - 30 inches to be exact, so you dont want to clutter it up with too many things. You need to think of your guests with a plate, a drink, etc.
#3-How big into your theme are you going? Are you dressing in a 20s vintage gown and having your attendants in vintage 20s flapper dresses? Flapper is definitely 20s. The 30s and 40s gets more into the big band/swing, golden age of Hollywood theme.
If you are not dressing in vintage and using other vintage items, such as invitations, etc. then you may not get the 'look' you want by only having the reception a 20s theme. You would really need to go all out to do accomplish this and I dont know what your budget is. One idea for the centerpieces is to use ostrich feathers. I have seen these in the tall vases that you said you are having. Simply use the ostrich feathers, which was a big 20s thing, instead of the floral arrangements. Other ideas would be candles set in tall candelabras; or floral arrangements incorporating Champagne glasses and strings of pearls.
The one thing to remember with centerpieces is to make sure they are low enough, or very tall, so that your guests are not obstructed from visiting with others across the table. If you are using the VERY TALL eiffel tower vases, this wont be a problem.
I hope you have a beautiful wedding and reception!
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