An ornate gold frame is the perfect contrast to your pastel escort cards.

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Using a paper trimmer, cut card into rectangles measuring 8cm by 3cm. Write each guest's name and table number on a card with a gold pen. On the back of the frame, attach lengths of ribbon to the top and bottom using a stapler, spacing them 5cm apart. Turn the frame over and attach the cards to the ribbon using sticky dots.

Frame, £85, ayersandgraces.com. Coloured card, £2.99 for 20 A4 sheets, and sticky dots, £1.19 for a pack of 700, ryman.co.uk. Gold pen, £5.99, hobbycraft.co.uk. Ribbon, £2.15 for 5m, johnlewis.com

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As seen in the July/August 2013 issue of Brides