Is it Wednesday again? I’m really enjoying Wedding Wednesday. I love being able to share this special day again.
In case you’re new, what is Wedding Wednesday? Each Wednesday, I link up with Macy from To Travel and Beyond and Meg from Borrowed Heaven for Wedding Wednesday to share small details from our big day each Wednesday. I’ve already shared our guest favors, cookie bar, anniversary tradition, and guest book, so be sure to view these post too!
So let’s get started 🙂 While planning our wedding, we were very cautious of the budget and let me say, the budget was pretty tight. We both agreed, we didn’t want to cut anyone from the guess list or the open bar 🙂 We saved money in a few ways, but one in particular was using chalkboards for our programs. I did my research and by research I mean stalked Pinterest. I actually pinned all wedding inspiration to a secret board. I used a secret board so it could be a day of surprises for my guest. (I love secret boards – they are so convenient when planning for an event or gift!)
Here’s my pin-spiration:
Doesn’t seem to hard, right? Plus, Ben already had a huge chalkboard I could use for the event, which helped us save more! I measured my space and mapped it all out. I used chalk markers. Chalk markers are a gift from God! You can erase so easily! I kept q-tips and a wet rag near. I printed the fonts I liked from Microsoft Word and copied them to tracing paper. I think it turned out great! Check out the project below.
I also included a few small sandwich boards. The first was a welcome sign – this let me know they were in the right spot. One of my best friends did this project (Thanks Bay!) The other board gave a timeline for guess and was completed by my Mother-In-Law (Thanks Mel!)
If you’re thinking about this – you can totally do it! Plus, it was a fun place for your guest to take pictures. I wish there was a picture of the entrance the day of, but looks like it was overlooked 😦
To make the chalk board just grab some plywood and chalkboard paint. They even have chalk board paint in different colors! Imagine, that would be so fun!
Have you completed a similar project? Let me know! I’d love to hear about it 🙂
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