When it comes to planning your dream wedding – no detail is too small. After all, you’ve invested time, money, and a lot of effort into making your special day spectacular. So why settle for standard seating cards? Wow your guests right down to the names on their tables with these 11 unique place card ideas.
1. Hanging Horseshoes
These unique placement cards are perfect for the bride who would love a rustic-inspired theme for her wedding. Tie them around with a silk ribbon and nail the cards to an unfinished wooden wall for a real country look.
2. DIY Paper Tags
Keep things simple and budget-friendly by writing names and table numbers on handmade paper cards with torn edges. Stick to cursive calligraphy for a sophisticated and beautiful aesthetic.
3. Minimalistic Seating Set
There’s no need for an ostentatious presentation. Embrace the minimalist trend by handwriting the seating chart and accompanying name tags on standard brown cardboard paper.
4. Transparent Placeholders
Clear glass table numbers will add a touch of classic elegance to any table. Pair them up with other glass ornaments such as crystal vases or tall candle votives.
5. Fancy Fabrics
Ditch ordinary paper escort cards and write out names on a piece of delicate cloth like silk or linen. Or, embrace your inner lumberjack with burlap name tags.
6. Petite Treats
Take a whimsical – and tasty – approach to seating cards by sticking a name tag in a small dish for your attendees. Your guests can enjoy a light snack the moment they take a seat and be pleasantly surprised by your table top plot twist.
7. Personalized Cutouts
Michelle from Edgemont Designs recommends creating a stunning cutout of your guest’s names using a thin piece of acrylic or wood. Although slightly more elaborate, your guests will appreciate the personalized touch.
8. Champagne Flutes
Start cocktail hour off on a festive note with these pre-poured champagne flutes that also double as escort cards.
9. Fragrant Favors
Don’t wait until the end of the reception to give guests their wedding favors. Have your escort cards double as gifts that your guests will find endearing, such as these organic herbal seed bags.
10. Luggage Tags
Holly Patton from Perfectly Posh Events recommends this idea for the couple that loves to travel. These cool escort cards double as luggage tags that your guests will find both charming and useful.
11. Bottled Goodies
Give your guests a taste of your wedding – long after the reception – by attaching name tags to mini bottles of olive oil for them to take home.
Do you have any other placement card ideas that we didn’t cover here? Let us know — we would love to hear from you! If you’re still in the process of wedding planning, why not check out our article on 9 New Wedding Trends For 2018 for more inspiration?