When I first started looking for wedding inspiration, I came across a bunch of really, really cute chalkboard ideas.
I really love them. However, I didn't want to have to deal with the mess. I really don't like the feel of chalk and I knew it would end up all over. Besides that, I have atrocious handwriting. I didn't even want to think about how much time it would take me to write out all of our guests' names for a seating chart. Especially since I knew I would hate it in the end and have to start all over again (I really do not like my handwriting). I wanted it to be beautiful; not half-ass.
So, I put that idea out of my mind. Then, a few weeks ago, I was catching up on some blog stalking on WeddingBee and came across a post from Miss Bunting. She works for a printing company, so she designed a chalkboard background and is doing her seating chart on a poster. No mess and I can pick a font that I like! GENIUS!! I can't believe I didn't think of it before! I'm quite the amateur graphic designer! ;)
Anyway, Miss Bunting even uploaded her chalkboard background file. So, it's that much easier! I just love it! Here is what hers looked like (before she had entered all of the information):
SPECTACULAR! I love it. I already downloaded her helpful file and started inputting information (the people that I know will be there). I downloaded the Eraser Dust font that she suggested from Dafont. I looked around for different chalk fonts, but I liked that one the best.
I will also be using faux chalkboard signs for the bar signs and the buffet signs. I can't wait to see how it all looks! I think everything will come together nicely in the vintage chic look that I'm going for. :)