If you’re planning to assign seats for your guests during the reception, you’ll need a way to notify them of their spot. Place cards, which should include your guest’s name and table number, can be a great way to incorporate creativity and style into your wedding. Here are a few creative suggestions of ways to wow guests with place cards:
Traditional: Tented place cards are the most traditional option, but they don’t have to be boring. Stationers offer a wide variety of traditional place cards that are classy, romantic, and unique and available in a wide array of colors. Or, if you’re hoping to save money, buy a DIY kit at a craft or office supply store and have fun creating your own. Use ribbon, flowers, stickers, stamps, or other crafty add-ons to create a clever card that’s unique and beautiful.
Seasonal: Incorporate the elements of the season with your place cards. For fall weddings, tuck a place card into acorns or attach with string to apples or gourds. Multipurpose stylish Christmas ornaments as place card holders for winter weddings. For spring, affix a card to a tiny bundle of wildflowers or use seashells for a beachside summer wedding.
Hanging: No one says your place cards have to be assembled on a table. Make things fun and different with hanging place cards. Connect them all with string to create a trendy garland, pin them to a chic covered bulletin board, or attach them to twine using wooden clothespins.
Edible: Make place cards do double duty by notifying guests of their seats and being a tasty treat. Order specially made cookies, cupcakes, or desserts with guest’s names written on top or simply create a cute flag or pick that can be stuck into the tops of each.
Sign: Place cards don’t have to be individual slips of paper for each guest. Assemble one giant list for guests to peruse. Order a large framed print (or have an artistic friend draw or design one), listing guests and their seat assignments or mapping out the room with guests listed at each table, and hang it on a wall or mount it with an easel. Add a rustic touch of whimsy by using a chalkboard to list the seating arrangements.
Favors: Kill two birds with one stone and save space by fastening place cards onto wedding favors. Tie the card on with string or have them printed as a sticky label that can be attached to the favor.