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A friend recently inspired me with her quest for a wedding place setting that could double as a guest wedding gift for her upcoming wedding. She mentioned she wanted to do succulents with nametags but not the same old chalk. After some Internet research – these were born.

I mean I think they are freaking adorable…and yes, I might be biased.

I wanted to share the steps I took in case another bride is looking for a natural and creative wedding place setting that can double as a guest gift. I will be honest too – I am totally making these for my next dinner gathering with family and friends!

I gathered my supplies from Lowes and Michaels. I will provide a list below of all of my items and where exactly they came from.charleston wedding photographers

I love asymmetry, so I used two different sized mini jars. I also considered medium candle votives. You could also strike up a deal at your local thrift or antique store to clear out some of their glass goods! I added a little potting soil, placed my succulents into their jars, filled in with a little more potting soil…and voila! Your guest gift has been born.wedding photographer charleston sc

I chose copper wire as my name holder.  With needle nose plies I cut a small piece of wire (about 3 inches) and twisted the top piece to curl.wedding photographers charleston

You know what this means right? Your adorable guest gift just became a place setting.wedding photography charleston

Admittedly my actual name cards are a little unfinished in appearance, but it totally worked for dinner with my husband. In my case I used a piece of card stock and wrote out our names. You could print your names onto card stock and have them neatly cut. You could also use letter stamps. Which I think a sans serif stamp would compliment a wood table with eucalyptus, white peonies, and lavender running down the center with modern calligraphy table numbers.

I love when I see elements in weddings that are not right out of a box. It is not just another item to be dropped into that drawer in the kitchen. It is an item you took time and care to make for the people who will celebrate one of the most momentous and joyful days of your life. It is something I would love taking home to always remember your day. : )

Supplies:

25ft copper wire – Lowes

succulents – Lowes (you could buy these in bulk for a savings fyi)

potting soil – Lowes

needle nose pliers – my tool box

mini jar – Michaels

card stock – Michaels

writing pen – my desk

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