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September 14, 2020

This fabulous bride first came to me last year. She used my wedding e-design services to design a modern, garden fairytale wedding. Of course covid changed our plans, but the end result was the just as stunning and totally checked off all the vibes we imagined! I helped create this custom seating display to complement her garden wedding vision. The idea was to get the feeling that the cards were growing out of the flower box. We created the seating lists by table, but this would be amazing as a big, table full of boxes with each individual escort cards growing from it. If you are planning a garden inspired wedding, you can make this display too! scroll to see how!

DIY creative seating chart display perfect for a garden wedding

DIY creative seating chart display perfect for a garden wedding


DIY Garden Wedding Seating Display


SUPPLIES:

  • plywood cut to size
  • 1/2″ x 4″ boards cut to size
  • brad nailer
  • dry floral foam
  • escort card holders
  • moss
  • printed escort cards
  • flowers

BUILD THE BASE BOX

I began with my plywood and 1/2 x 4 boards cut to size. My boards were also prestained, so you may want to stain if you don’t like the raw wood look. Once you know the size of the plywood cut the broads to size. Cut the short ends to the exact size of the plywood base and cut the long size to the length of the plywood, plus one inch to cover the ends of the sides. Use your brad nailer to attach the sides to the plywood base and to each other at the corners.

DIY Seating Display perfect for a garden wedding


CUT FLORAL FOAM

Use a knife and cutting board to cut your foam blocks down so they are about an inch below the top of the box.

DIY Seating Display perfect for a garden wedding


FILL BASE WITH FLORAL FOAM

Fill the entire box with foam. If your gaps are too big, the card holds will flop around.

DIY Seating Display perfect for a garden wedding


TOP WITH MOSS

Add moss on top of cut floral foam.

DIY Seating Display perfect for a garden wedding


INSERT CARD HOLDERS

Insert card holders, spacing will depend on how many cards.

DIY Seating Display perfect for a garden wedding


ADD CARDS

Add your cards.

DIY creative seating chart display perfect for a garden wedding


STYLE WITH FLOWERS

Add fresh flowers into floral foam to complete the garden look.

DIY creative seating chart display perfect for a garden wedding


DIY TUTORIAL CREDITS

DIY tutorial and tutorial photography: Lauren Koster of Lauren Koster Creative // finished photography:Isabella Griffith // calligraphy: Annabell & Reese // florals: Cass & Jean

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