Thursday, August 02, 2012

i spy

A while back, I posted about our table numbers, using Ikea frames. Well today I'm posting about a little DIY I did for the flipside of our table numbers, the cute little "I Spy" game!

Please ignore the little black parts on the front - I'm not
removing the protective coating until closer to the

Those of you who have been around Wedding Blogworld for a while would recognise this little game, but for those who don't - basically, it's a photography-based wedding version of the popular game we all grew up with! A cute little poem encouraging guests to capture moments throughout the reception that you can later collect and add to your wedding day memories (and in this day and age, guests can share with each other on social media!)

I created 3 pages of "I Spy", with 2 different versions per page, so there will be 6 different versions in total. At the moment we are planning approx. 10 tables plus a head table, so there will be some repeats however it will be interesting to see how differently everyone captures the same suggestions!

I used a lot of "I Spy" cards I had sighted on the internet for inspiration in creating mine, however I don't appear to have sources for them so I haven't shared the pictures. If I locate the sources, I will definitely share them so you can see the other designs people have used with their cards! I'm sure a search of "Wedding I Spy" would bring up loads in Pinterest, and I'm sure I've seen a number or two on places like Style Me Pretty. I added quite a few of my own ideas into the cards above, please feel free to use them for your own inspiration if you are looking to make something similar yourself! These were simply created in Photoshop, printed onto card stock and slipped into the frames. A very easy DIY for your reception tables and fun for your guests!

During my etsy shopping, I stumbled on this great idea for photo cards, which I think compliments this game really well - setting up an account somewhere like flickr or the like, and using a little card at each place setting with the information on the account to encourage guests to upload their photos, so that everyone can access the photos they have taken! It's a great way for the Bride and Groom to collect all the photos from the "I Spy" games, as well as any other great photos of the day they may otherwise miss.

Is anyone else planning to use the "I Spy" game at their wedding? Has anyone used photo cards before?


  1. I seriously love those table numbers SOO much and I love the "I Spy!" Such an amazing idea!!! Wish stuff like that was around when I got married!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm excited to see how the response is to them on the day. HOw long ago did you guys get married? :)

  2. so cute!! love the i spy on the back!! you have a new follower in me! check mine out?

  3. Thanks Lindsay! I'm glad you are enjoying reading! I'll definitely pop over to check out your blog :)

  4. I'm in LOVE with those frames! I wanted some SO bad for our wedding but the nearest Ikea is 3 hours away! Boo! I'm hoping to find some knockoffs! I love, love, love the I Spy idea too!

  5. That's a great idea to put the list on the back side of the table numbers! Lots of examples of iSpy cards on this pinterest board

  6. Is it possible for you to send me a copy of your template? I'm super not creative and I have a wedding in less than 30 days.

    Email is

    Thanks a bunch!

  7. Would it be possible for you to send me a template, i am a bride trying to throw in some neat details and this will be a great way to do it. I have a month left until the wedding. Thanks so much!! :)

    p.s. Love your blog!


    Jenny (Excited Bride)


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