5 Alternative Place Card Ideas

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Most modern weddings include a sit down meal. One of the easiest ways to make sure everyone gets a seat they’re happy with is by allocating them. This way, families and friends can sit together without any confusion or musical chairs. Earlier this year we talked about table plan ideas, but what do you do when it comes to the place cards?

A traditional place card is a folded piece of paper or card with the guests name written or typed in the centre. It does the job well, but today we’re sharing some more creative ideas.

Claire & Dale’s Luggage Tags

At their wedding Claire & Dale decided to double up the use of their name cards. They used luggage tags and their wedding favours so that it was clear where to sit – and whose bottle belonged to whom!

Luggage tag place name over alcohol wedding favour

Table setting at Bagden Hall hotel with personalised luggae tags

Gemma & Michael’s Sweets

Everyone loves a sweetie, and love hearts are perfect for weddings. BUT… Did you know they can be personalised? Gemma & Michael bought these personalised treats for their guests and doubled them up as place cards.

personlaised love hearts as a place name

Sam & John’s Pegs

We loved this idea. Rather than the traditional cards, Sam & John opted for cute pegs to put people’s names on. They were then clipped to the top of the gift bags which held a sweet treat unique to that wedding guest.

Gift bag with a personalised peg as a place card

Table set up at 315 huddersfield

Dan & Julie’s Photographs

It’s no surprise that this is one of our favourites! Dan & Julie had photographs of each guest printed and used these as their name cards. Each photograph was different – some were from childhood and some more recent – but it gave everyone a talking point around the table (and the flower girls loved looking at everyone!).

photograph place card

Photograph place card at Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel Wedding

Flowergirls laughing at photographs at Rogerthorpe Manor wedding

Mat & Emily’s Keyrings

For a more formal touch, Mat & Emily had ‘Mr’ ‘Mrs’ written on their traditional cards. To avoid any confusion as to which ‘Mr Smith’ it was referring to, everyone was gifted a keyring with their name on there too. It worked like a dream, and everyone loved the keyrings.

Place name and Keyring combination

Place name and Keyring combination for an alternative name setting

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