Vintage copper keys, perfect for escort cards and place cards - etsy.com

Vintage copper keys, perfect for escort cards and place cards – etsy.com

Copper is a warm metallic colour that can range from bright, modern and polished to matte, burnished rustic – a truly versatile colour choice. We take a look at how you can include this warming hue in your wedding seating plan.

Wedding seating plans and escort cards

Vintage keys are an on-trend, stylish and quirky way to create your escort card display. These keys have pretty heart shaped designs and can be attached to luggage tag style labels for your escort card display.

They could them be mounted in a frame, hung in a rustic suitcase or strung up with twine and bunting as a escort card display that will be a talking point of the reception! Our earlier article has more ideas about creating a key themed seating plan.

Cooper frame autumn themed seating chart - etsy.com

Cooper frame autumn themed seating chart – etsy.com

Copper is arguably the warmest of the metallic hues and, as such, works very well with an autumnal colour scheme of deep reds, burnt orange and warm yellow. This seating plan uses a copper frame to complement a warm autumn themed seating plan, to great effect.

Other ideas for creating your own seating plan include:

  • Copper foil is easily bought in craft shops, and provides the creative minded reader a great opportunity to make a DIY seating plan. The foil has a multitude of uses, from a backdrop for a seating plan to as an accent on escort cards, and can be used to add copper details to your wedding menus, table numbers, name cards and so on;
  • Copper coloured ink is also widely available and perfect for writing your seating plan or escort cards in a copper calligraphic font. Read more about learning how to write calligraphy in our earlier post;
  • Paint ornate frames in copper acrylic paint – either one large one for entire your seating plan, or a selection of small ones with one frame per table.

Table names and numbers

Copper wire table number holders - etsy.com

Copper wire table number holders – etsy.com

These copper wire number holders will bring copper warmth to your table décor.

Other ideas include:

  • Large copper table numbers made by painting decoupage numbers with copper acrylic paint;
  • Painting a simple frame containing your table number with copper paint;
  • If you can find a local artist who can engrave copper sheets, you could create a beautiful set of table names or numbers.

Table décor

Use copper wire to tie guest name tags to wine glasses, or to twist around vases and table decorations.

Rustic copper vases filled with flowers such as delicate white baby’s breath or rich, vibrant bright roses are a quick, easy and striking way to create a floral centrepiece using your copper colour scheme.

Copper lanterns make great table decoration, and come into their own after dark when lit with a candle.

Copper goes very well with a number of wedding themes, including rustic, autumnal and vintage. Consider complementing your chosen theme with copper highlights such as copper napkin rings, copper threaded table runners or copper vases.

Other ideas

We have, of course, created a copper themed Pinterest board to complement the ideas in this article. Follow the link to discover a wide range of copper ideas for your wedding seating plans.

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A little bit about Adam, founder of TopTablePlanner...

Adam has been working in the wedding industry since 2006. After discovering that arranging the seating is one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding, he launched TopTablePlanner in 2007. See his Google+ profile.