Kari Dawson Weddings
Wedding place card ideas are sometimes overlooked until the last minute, but if you’ve ever needed proof that they deserve a second thought, we’ve got a lot. Not to be confused with escort cards and seating charts, which direct guests to their table assignments, place cards are displayed on each guest’s seat. They’re an optional yet fun accessory for your wedding reception decor, and they can really help tie your table settings together, providing the right finishing touch. Gone are the days of plain paper cards – couples are getting creative and using these little details to showcase their personalities through unexpected trinkets, take-home souvenirs, and more. Sometimes it’s the little things that count the most!
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Take a look at some of our favorite creative wedding card ideas.
SHE Weddings and Luxury Events
For the minimalist couple, there is nothing more appropriate than clear acrylic business cards. A translucent rectangle with a touch of calligraphy is elegant, modern, and understated if you like details.
EB Inc. Event Design and Rental
Little trinket boxes are the perfect way to spruce up your classic calligraphy place cards. Put a surprise inside for each guest – this glass box contains a single flower, but you can use a variety of treats or miniature items.
Rae & Moore
Agate stones make excellent wedding place cards if you are having a bohemian, nature-inspired or beach theme. Depending on the type of stones used, your calligrapher can write the guests’ names directly on the rocks or create more contrast by using the agate pieces as a backdrop for paper or fabric.
LVL Weddings and Events
Laser cutouts are one of the most popular and trendy wedding card ideas, not only because they look cool, but also because of their versatility. Laser cutouts can be customized in various colors and materials, from natural wood to rose gold acrylic. Best of all, this type of place card makes a unique keepsake for guests after the wedding.
Allie Lindsey Photography
Miniature Champagne Bottles
Put the champagne! Use champagne bottles as wedding cards so your guests can continue the celebration after the reception. For anyone underage or for guests who don’t drink alcohol, you can use sparkling water, craft lemonade, fruit juice, and more. Presentation is the key here – look for drinks with a nice brand or packaging.
Kari Dawson Weddings
Whether you are getting married in a botanical greenhouse or on a tropical beach dotted with palm trees, the leaves can work wonderfully as place cards that reflect the surroundings of the wedding venue.
Kristine Jayne Photography
Dress up ordinary cards with a glitter band at the bottom. We love this idea if you are using metallic colors in the rest of your décor, or if you are looking for ways to add extra sparkle to your table.
The Hippy City Study
This idea is our top pick for rustic couples who love the style of country house weddings. Update a simple balsa wood tag with modern lettering and a tassel to recreate this farm-to-table look. Add green, classic porcelain and voilà!
Throwing a wedding at a garden party? Embroidered napkins are an elegant choice for wedding place cards if you love vintage and worn chic style. Complete the look with a single spray rose on each cutlery for such a sweet touch.
Events Marisa Nicole
We’re not telling you to buy each guest a pair of designer sunglasses (unless you want to, of course!), But we love the idea behind it. Name tag decorated sunglasses are stylish alternatives to traditional wedding place cards, and they are fun for wedding photo props! You could splurge on expensive shades if you have a very small guest list, or recreate this idea using inexpensive options for larger groups.
Photograph of Aaron and Jillian
Who can resist a treat like this? Macaroons are one of our favorite wedding card ideas if you’re looking for a fun yet classic option. This idea would also be cute for a bridal shower or engagement party!
Flourishing Grace Calligraphy
This slate tile placement card is giving us artistic and free-spirited wedding vibes. We envisioned these place cards at a botanical-themed wedding filled with natural elements like crystals, raw edge rocks, potted plants, and wood accents. You should be able to easily find stone tiles at most home improvement stores or a local garden center.
For a hippie chic look, pair your wedding cards with miniature macrame hoops – what guest wouldn’t take this custom creation home?