Our Wedding: The Buttons

We really wanted to cre­ate a fun point of inter­ac­tion for the guests as soon as they arrived at the recep­tion. So rather than tra­di­tional escort cards, we decided to make indi­vid­ual but­tons (We bought out but­ton maker at Dr. Don’s on the advice of Erin Jang) for each guest, which Brian labored over for hours.

We then, and by we I mean Brian, made a stand-up dis­play for them. Maybe at some point I can put together a DIY for this, but for now I’ll have to give you a quick overview. The base of the stand is 3 12″ x 12″ can­vases. Each can­vas was cov­ered with a cork panel, then wrapped in fab­ric and rib­bon strips, and then attached together with hinges.

photo taken by friends and family

We set up two signs on each side of the dis­play that listed every­one alpha­bet­i­cally so they could quickly find their but­ton by table number.

And for an extra dose of fun, we designed a whole slew of but­tons that sat in a dish on each table. We came up with a few stan­dard designs that were on all of the tables, but then each set of guests got their own set of but­tons that fea­tured inside jokes, nick­names and the like. It was a nice lit­tle sur­prise for the guests to find once they sat down, and it cer­tainly got them excited.

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  • January 15, 2011 — 11:23 pm
    Ellie N said:

    So cute! I love the but­ton tags. Can you men­tion what fonts you used for those?
    ellie n.

  • January 17, 2011 — 5:08 pm
    Courtney said:

    Hi Ellie. The fonts used are Cyclone and Gotham, both from HF&J: http://www.typography.com

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