Emerald & Gold Wedding Inspiration

 
Clockwise, starting top left: Photo by Awake Photography via Ruffled Blog // The Tabitha Shop Thank You Card // Photo by Kristyn Harder via 100 Layer Cake // Earrings  by Eldor Tina Jewelry // Photo by Ellen Ashton Photography via Knotsvilla 

Clockwise, starting top left: Photo by Awake Photography via Ruffled Blog // The Tabitha Shop Thank You Card // Photo by Kristyn Harder via 100 Layer Cake // Earrings  by Eldor Tina Jewelry // Photo by Ellen Ashton Photography via Knotsvilla 

No lie - I really wanted to do an emerald wedding inspiration post just so I could have an excuse to scroll through beautiful emerald earrings. Because I mean, really, does it get anymore old Hollywood glam than emerald jewels?

This color scheme would be perfect for a fall or even holiday wedding if you're wanting to skip over the bright red. Pair the emerald with the gold and you have a classy, sophisticated affair! 

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Gray & Blush Wedding Inspiration

 
Clockwise, starting top left: Photo by La Peche Fraiche // Photo by Joy Michelle Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Dress from ModerneChild Shoppe // Photo via Pinterest // Card by The Tabitha Shop  // Earrings from Neiman Marcus

Clockwise, starting top left: Photo by La Peche Fraiche // Photo by Joy Michelle Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Dress from ModerneChild Shoppe // Photo via Pinterest // Card by The Tabitha Shop  // Earrings from Neiman Marcus

If you've paid much attention to the last few blog posts (heck, everything about The Tabitha Shop), you've probably noticed my infatuation with the color blush. It's simple, feminine and charming. So, it makes sense to just kick through September with some gray and blush inspiration. What I love about this color scheme is how simple it would be to use for a fall, winter, spring or summer wedding. These colors are neutral enough to flex with the seasons while still showing off. 

If you want to see more, I've got lots of inspiration for you over on Pinterest

 

What's the difference between place and escort cards?

 
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Escort cards? 
Place cards? 
Seating arrangements?! 

What do you actually need or want? It can all get a little overwhelming, amen?

Today, I’m demystifying a few of these reception paper goodies for you and hopefully help you figure out what you want in order to make your wedding beautifully you.  

 

Escort Cards by Paper Dainty 

Escort Cards by Paper Dainty 

So, first - escort cards. 

Escort cards escort your guests to their seats. You’ll put these at the entrance of your reception so guests can grab and find their spot. If you go for this option, you’ll need table numbers too (but no worries - I've got some free printable ones for you here.)  

This is an excellent option if you’re in a formal setting and don’t want to seat every single person. Simply assign them a table and they can figure out where exactly to sit. 

 

Place cards. 

Place cards take much more planning and work, but can make a stunning statement. These are pre-plated on the table so guests know which seat is theirs. Your friends and family will have found their table with a seating arrangement or escort cards at the front. 

This is also perfect for formal weddings and allows you to control who sits with who if that’s a concern for you. Because it does take quite a bit of work, however, I’d suggest doing this for smaller, more intimate weddings or perhaps rehearsal dinner. 

 

Seating chart via De Alma e Coracao

Seating chart via De Alma e Coracao

Seating arrangements. 

These are similar to escort cards, but all of the information is in one location. Guests won’t take them to their tables. This is usually about the same amount of work or price, so deciding between a seating arrangement or escort cards is more a decision of aesthetics. 

 

No matter which you choose, the options are endless! You could put guest’s seating arrangements on a globe and name each table after a country. Or, hire a calligrapher to letter a gorgeous seating arrangement. 

Of course, if all of these options are daunting to you, then throw them all out the window! You can still have a gorgeous, classy wedding with unassigned seating. It’s far less stress for you and allows your guests to mix and mingle. I did that for my wedding and I totally didn't regret it! 

If you’d like more help with your wedding paper, download this wedding paper checklist
to make sure you get it all!

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Texas, My Texas

Texas, My Texas

The Tabitha Shop was started with the desire to marry creativity to helping those in desperate need. This little business has not only seen several different phases (initial necklaces, hand lettered wall decor, to finally floral thank you cards) but has also donated to causes all around the world. From equipping women in third world countries to funding water wells, I'm always seeking out ways to expand creativity's possibilities. To grow the idea that a thank you card is more than a folded up piece of paper. It's a blessing to you, to your friends and family, and to the world. 

Marsala & Blush Wedding

 

Fall is almost here! It may not feel like it in your part of the world (most definitely not here in Dallas, TX. The heat is melting us all.) But soon, it'll be time to bust out your sweaters, mochas, and boots. If you've opted for a fall wedding, I'm a little jealous because you have SO MANY beautiful color options for a stunning, romantic wedding. Here are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning as you plan for your fall nuptials! 

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