Ask Andrea ~ Vintage Keys

  Vintage Keys make for a great escort card, decoration, and favor at weddings.  

Vintage Keys make for a great escort card, decoration, and favor at weddings.  

Recently a bride Tweeted a photo of gorgeous vintage keys and asked "How should I work these into my wedding?" 

I love Vintage Keys.  There is something sexy and exclusive about a key, the wonder about the door or box it opens, what could be inside or behind.  There is a lot of wonder and excitement attached to a key.  Remember the keys to your first car? Your first apartment?  The diary you kept at 12?

There are a lot of ways that you can use a key motif in your wedding.  My recommendation ~ Buy vintage looking skeleton keys and allow them to serve as a decorative element, an escort card, and a favor all at once.

Display Ideas:  Buy a door and rough it up by stripping the paid, or for an elegant, luxe look paint it a high gloss black.  Drill holes from top to bottom, add hooks, set at the entrance of your reception, and hang the keys from each one.   Or use a manzanita branch tree and replace the crystals with hanging keys.  You can also set a table with vintage linens and soft lace, and then scatter the keys around the top.

Tag Idea:  On one side, use a calligraphy print to note the guests' name and table number. On the other side, ask guests to share their "Keys to Success" and what it takes to have a happy marriage.  Leave a vase or a bowl nearby with a gorgeous pen and have guests drop the tag in.

Favor:  Skeleton Keys can be taken to a locksmith and cut into any key your guests wish. I have one given to me as a birthday present that I carry ~ No more fumbling to remember which one is my house key!

While you're at it, buy a vase that guests can sign.  Display it in your home, and pull out the advise from time to time.  Vow only to put flowers in it on anniversaries.

 

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 Vintage Key Escort Cards

Vintage Key Escort Cards

 Vintage Brass Keys

Vintage Brass Keys