Friday, April 17, 2009

#617: too kitschschty.

you know what i mean.

so this was the original concept of our placecards. you know. because we're having our wedding at a restaurant known for their..*ahem*..prime rib.



but as i kept going with it, i came to my senses. so. no more cow cut-outs. (i hear sighs of relief everywhere i think.)

and now we have a new concept. concept 2.0. i'll post about it on monday since i don't have a prototype yet. heh.

p.s. i really like cereal box stock. re-using is cool.

23 comments:

s.f. said...

Had a wedding in Palo Alto last month, for 100 guests, and our total expenditures (not counting rings and honeymoon...but EVERYTHING else) for just under $10,000. We bought out a restaurant for the reception. (This is always the least expensive route) Escort cards were custom-made coasters, hole-punched and hung from the necks of brown glass long-neck bottles of homemade beer and cream soda. The bottle also had custom labels, not the typical wedding sort, though. Even the restaurant manager asked where we got the coasters, so they could start using them regularly! Despite the picture this seems to paint, it was a very elegant wedding and reception. I'd be happy to share pictures and all our other ideas for saving money. shefigures@gmail.com

totebag said...

These are hilarious. Moo.

Margaret, Project Wedding said...

They are cute! We had our reception at a steakhouse, also known for prime rib. ;) The guests will LOVE the food. Who doesn't like prime rib, right?

lilies and grapes said...

I'm getting married next summer, so I'm going to look to your blog for some great ideas. Thanks for blogging!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Amy said...

aww, i like the cows. the cereal box stock is a great idea, not just for this, but crafts in general. i think i read recently you are two months from your wedding date? today is six months for me... *panic*

christina said...

hooray for re-using!! {whatever it ends up being!}

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amy said...

but soooo cute!

very married said...

how long did it take to cut those out??

mimi said...

oh i like the cows!

Twin Cities Bride said...

I actually found these quirky meal stamps at www.paper-source.com to note what meal each person chose for the placecards. The cow one is super fun. They are small stamps, but I think the character is still there. Our meal will be plated so I'm using a chicken, cow and carrot to denote the meals. I picked up a ladybug for the kids. http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Menu-Set-Rubber-Stamp/300.440/871306.html

accordionsandlace said...

Dude, those are adorable! I vote for them.

Sweet Lorraine said...

Aww. I like those a lot. Maybe not for place cards, but I think they'd make awesome table numbers. Brand a big ol' number on their butts. :P

{The Perfect Palette} said...

awww. the cows were cute :)

liz @ chic on the cheap said...

i say don't totally dismiss the cows... they're way cute. but then again i haven't seen 2.0, so maybe it's way cuter.

un-bride said...

Well, those are fabulous-looking cows, at any rate.

ya said...

Oh...I agree with sweet lorraine...table number cows. Great Idea. I love cereal boxes too..great for diy postcards & stencils of course...

east side bride said...

awwwwww i like em too.

alteredpaperpress said...

Those are cute. And Twin Cities Bride had a great idea about the stamps. I did something similar except it wasn't for place cards it was for the invitation RSVP. They returned small cut outs of either a cow, chicken, fish or a little carrot. The images were from decorative hole punchers. So, cow cut out was layered with a red background, etc.. You could something similar, using the cereal box as the base of the place card, then solid color to layer on top. I really dig the cereal box concept. I hope you're still able to use it in some manner.

Sara E. Cotner said...

I like the cows! I'd like to vote for reinstating them.

midwestelle said...

Just be sure not to incorporate this into your reception:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-8127626-christmas-card.php

hahaha.

Best Wishes!

Chief Bridesmaid said...

I LOVE the cows - they're fun which is what weddings are meant to be. Go for them, pleaaaaase!

The Perfect Pear l.l.c. - Jeremiah K said...

yeah! its a relief.. sigh! wew! should cut out another concept! for place cards! better off with the cow's! its way! off the topic
cows (placecards) + wedding = big no no ! hehehe! just a opinion! if that suits for you! go ahead! its your wedding! but love the concept though!... cows hehehe!

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