DIY Countdown: Menu, Programme and Photobooth Tickets

In one big effort, thanks to some help from a few faithful friends, we managed to finish our menu/programmes in 2 nights (it took 2 because we ran out of ink on the first night, which is pretty impressive on the whole, I think).

(if you look closely you will see one lone packet of Milano cookies, brought back for me by one of Mr Lightning’s friends – you have no idea how hard it is to ration these things)

With a ceremony to be held in the middle of our reception venue, we decided to combine the menu and programme into one package of information. Only vital information was included, as at this stage we didn’t want to have to go and buy more paper. The end result is small and sweet and should fit nicely on a napkin. Each card is slightly smaller than the next so that it reads like an index. Also, in case you should ask, “program” is commonly spelled “programme” here in South Africa, and we thought it suited the set better.

(if you have a read through the menu you will see the very delicious Medallion of Beef with Chili-Chocolate. This will be my meal of choice and I highly recommend it if you haven’t tried it before – I promise it is quite a remarkable combination)

In addition to the menu/programme, we made our photobooth tickets. Opting for vellum paper for this project, the final product was very pleasing and if we have more time we’d like to make some to put in a jar alongside the booth (for effect, of course). ;)

What are you looking forward to eating most at your reception?


Mrs. Lightning

Cape Town
Wedding Date:
September 2009
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    DarlingNikki586 175 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:28 pm

    I have to tell you that I am absolutely in love with your wedding style! I love love love it!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:34 pm

    Love those photo booth tickets!!

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    Allie, Guest @ 4:41 pm

    Can you email me or post your Templete for the “Light Me” for the Sparklers?

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    ladybuglove 740 posts, Busy bee @ 11:31 pm

    love it!!! especially the tickets! you’ve done a fabulous job on everything!

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    Lauren611 53 posts, Worker bee @ 12:22 am

    The tickets are so great! What a great way to make sure your guests remember to use it!

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:21 am

    I love all your posts!

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    Mrs. Mouse 4789 posts, Honey bee @ 3:28 am

    The little tickets are adorable! So are the guests getting the menu/program before the ceremony?

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:59 am

    Wow – thta was a well-used two nights :) I really love how the little tickets are printed on the vellum, it makes them stand out a little from the rest of the packet of papers.

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:29 am

    Everything looks great!!!! I love the tickets. :)

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    A2 14 posts, Newbee @ 11:33 pm

    Your programs and menu etc are so classy and artsy. Love em! Would you share how you made your photobooth tickets? Is there a template online I could use? I have attempted it twice and failed =( Great job!

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    kayelleh 14 posts, Newbee @ 2:32 pm

    do you still have the template for the photobooth ticket? i love the idea but cannot seem to find a good ticket template…

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    Nicole Karabetsos, Guest @ 10:41 am

    I absolutely love the tickets. I know it’s been awhile, but by chance, do you still have the template for them. I can’t seem to find it on here.

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