By Kirsten Hudson

Photo by Blush Printables. Used under a CC license.

When planning a wedding you know the details matter, especially if you want to do it vintage style!

Here’s a cute idea for wedding seating cards. You know, those cards that designate where each guest sits at the reception. Instead of placing them at their usual location — on the tables — try stringing them on a clothesline. Secure each seating card to the line with a simple clothespin, or even pieces of string or ribbon. It will look romantically rustic, perfect for the vintage-minded wedding reception.


Photo by Blush Printables. Used under a CC license.

Using a clothesline to hold seating cards will add a nice (and inexpensive) detail to the reception’s décor, and it will give guests a fun activity. Your friends and family will enjoy scoping out their seating card and finding their assigned tables to take up that awkward waiting around period before the wedding party arrives.

Looking for local printing options for wedding invitations, save the dates and your other wedding stationery needs? Check out these three design and printing businesses, based in the Kansas City area.

AJK Papery
AJK Papery sees its custom designed wedding stationery as “more than just pretty words on pretty paper.” Located in Leawood near 83rd Street and Mission Road, the papery custom designs and hand makes wedding stationery around each couple’s personality and style. AJK Papery also offers the full package of wedding stationary including programs, menus, seating cards and thank you notes — all designed to fit a couple’s distinct style.

HAMMERPRESS
HAMMERPRESS, a letterpress and design studio located at 110 Southwest Blvd in KCMO offers both readymade and custom designed wedding stationery, so you can find the best option to fit your budget. The studio’s eclectic style means the paper goods for your wedding will look unique, and can easily tie into a vintage wedding.

Lilah Paper
Lilah Paper, a stationery and graphic design studio created by owner and lead designer Kalyn Denno, offers customizable wedding stationery collections to choose from, as well as custom-designed work. Located in Westwood at 2401 West 49th Terrace, Lilah Paper will help your vision come to life on paper “whether your style is soft and vintage, modern and clean, or preppy and sophisticated,” according to its website.