Wedding Place Cards That Are Truly Unique
We're of the mindset that your seating assignments can never be made too clear. That's why we're big fans of having both escort cards (or a seating chart) and place cards. The former are set somewhere away from your reception tables, while the latter mark each person's place setting at the table. Having both makes it nearly impossible for celebrants to struggle with locating their spot. If that's not reason enough for both, however, consider the design possibilities. Seating cards and place cards provide you with two additional opportunities to impress attendees with your décor or theme.
Here, we've highlighted some of our favorite ideas for unique wedding place cards. While stationery is obviously included, it isn't your only option. As you'll see ahead, paper goods are just one great choice for the items. Alternatives include calligraphed leaves, wooden cutouts, fresh fruit, and plenty of other original goods. Really, you can use anything that you'd like to help your celebrants get seated. All you need to do is write their names on (or stick them to) whatever you opt to use. As long as they're personalized to serve their purpose, the specifics are entirely up to you. We encourage you to get creative, and hopefully, this inspiration will fuel your brainstorming session.
Love the look of these calligraphed agate pieces, which were planned by Revel Wedding Co.? They're just one of the many great possibilities for your celebration. Click through to see even more before deciding how you'll guide your own attendees on the big day.
Wooden laser-cut names are a popular choice, and make for fun keepsakes, too. Laura Hooper Calligraphy provided the ones for this wedding.
Egg cups—complete with calligraphed eggs—are another original choice. Heather Belle Ink wrote these names.
At this celebration, attendees found their seats thanks to gilded figs with name tags pinned on. Martha Rasco provided the calligraphy.
We love the look of raw stone. The bride calligraphed these slabs herself.
Look to your wedding's season for inspiration. Mini pumpkins like this one (planned by The Elegant Ninja) make great stands for autumn place cards.
These scrolls, which were calligraphed by Neither Snow, transformed standard glassware into place cards.
Another nautical idea? Driftwood. Laura Hooper Calligraphy crafted these tags.
This tropical tablescape featured leaf place "cards" with celebrants' names written on them.
Use stationery with a fun print to make your place cards stand out. Love Me Do provided these paper goods.
Calligraphed Sea Glass
Sea glass place "cards" (calligraphed by the bride) were the finishing touch on this wedding's place settings.
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