OK, so I'm on a bit of a seating card kick as of late but darn it, they are just so much fun! And affordable! And impactful (is that a word?). And…you get the idea.
Today, we'll look at using river stones as seating cards. Now, this will take a bit more work since they have to be handwritten and stones aren't the easiest medium (unless you use flat stones and then it's a whole lot easier). But if you can write, you can master this one. Use clean river stones (you can find these at a garden supply store or a craft store) and a nice felt marker. We've used both a regular Sharpie as well as those fancy metallic pens. BE SURE TO LET THEM DRY COMPLETELY before you move the stones or else they will smudge. I find it's easiest to put their names on one side and the table name/number on the other side.
For this wedding, which had a decidedly 'Zen' feel to the decor, mixed in with a nod to the groom's East Indian heritage, we placed the rocks on a bed of rice and black beans, with a contemplative Buddha watching over them. How you display the stones is limited only by your imagination so have fun and get creative!
Photos by Dan Power Photography