It's been just about a year, (just another week away), that my oldest daughter tied the knot and married the love of her life. It was a wonderful event, picture perfect in every way. Happy Anniversary Ryan and Milissa!
Needless to say, the preparations seemed endless and naturally my daughter wanted to cut costs any way she could so she enlisted our help, along with everyone else in the family. Because we are the "crafty" ones, her list was a little long. We created items from place cards, favors, a lobster trap card box, trays, and sailboats. There were a lot of little things and extra touches as well and we were busy for months!
The biggest project was the individual miniature sailboats. She had wanted to use them as seating cards with the guests' names and table numbers on them and then they would double as a wedding favor for each guest to take home. We took it one step further and painted the boats certain colors to reflect the guest's menu choice. Black was beef, gold was chicken and pink was vegan. The guests were instructed to take their boats to their seats and put them by their plate so that when the servers came with the menu selections, they simply had to look at the color of the boat to know which guest ordered which meal.
We expanded upon this idea, made a few adjustments and began marketing them to our customers in our Etsy shop. ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/2HeartsDesire?section_id=15132076&ref=shopsection). We modified the sails to a heavy card stock that can be printed, which we provide either blank or printed for you. The customer can choose or request their own colors that coordinate with their theme. Not only can these be used as place settings with the guests' names and table numbers, but they can be personalized as well with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date. If you'd like to use them as favors for each guest, a simple "Thank you" can be printed on the sail or a small personal note expressing your appreciation. The options are limitless and we pride ourselves in our ability to work very closely with each and every customer to create exactly what they want.