10 Creative Ideas for Wedding Place Cards

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Photo by Cara Robbins Photography

We love how creative brides are getting these days with their escort tables and seating chart displays. Whether you’re playing up the time of year, the location, venue, or simply incorporating your wedding colors, there are so many ways to include character within your place cards. So take your seat as we round up some of our favorites, below.

S’mores Treats

Planning a late-fall or winter wedding? We love these adorable and edible place cards (above) that let your guests know where to take their seats while also giving them something to snack on along the way. Bonus points if you’ve got a fire-pit set up so they can really put these to use at the end of the evening. Who doesn’t love a s’more by the fire?

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Photo by Amber Gress

Mini Liquor Bottles

Are you and your spouse the cocktail aficionados of the group? If so, these mini patron bottle place cards are the perfect fit to get the party started. We’re sure most guests will open them right up before they even get to their seats. In any case, you’re totally setting the tone of the evening and letting guests know it’s ok to have a little too much fun. 🙂

Check out our favorite mini wedding favors here!

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Photo by Hunter Ryan Photography

Oyster Shells

Planning a beach wedding? There isn’t anything more seaside friendly than these oyster shells with guests name hand-written in calligraphy. We can also totally see these lined up in a sandbox. Shell your guests take one and get seated? We think so!

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Via Wedding Chicks

Tiny Lanterns

How adorable are these mini lanterns attached to place cards? Not only are they super cute, but the flickering lights are so romantic and make for such a beautiful display for your escort table. We can see this fitting perfect at a lakeside wedding atop a plaid blanket. Caution: we advise that guests blow out the candles when they grab their cards.

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Photo by Frost Photography

Holiday Ornaments

Getting married around Christmas time and want to tie in the festivities without being overly dramatic? These ornament place cards are totally creative and will get your guests in the holiday spirit. Though you can take it literally and hang them on a tree or lights, we also think they’d make a great table display. We love that your guests can also take these home and hang them on their tree in the years to come to remember your wedding.

We’ve got more winter wedding ideas here!

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Via Project Wedding

Masterpiece Paintings

We’re totally love-struck by anything mini (can you say mini wedding food) – so these tiny masterpiece place cards are simply perfect in our book. And those mini easels? Yes, yes, and YES. We can see these outside at a garden wedding, fittingly displayed on top of a sheet of moss or green grass. Plus, they’re budget-friendly and a super-easy DIY project if that’s what you’re after. Just arrange for a painting party with your bridesmaids! Tip: It’s more fun if the paintings are all a bit different.

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Photo by Erica Velasco Photographers via MOD Wedding

Champagne Toast

Letting your guests know where to sit while also serving them their first drink? We’re totally on board! It’s simple, beautiful, and truly functional. Plus you may be already serving champagne, meaning those glasses will be saving you money. Score.

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Photo by Anna Pumer Photography

Framed Chart

This oversized picture frame filled with more picture frames is so whimsical and romantic it seconds as a décor piece. The frames are all so different, but seem to fit so perfectly. Plus, you can take these frames home afterwards and fill them with your favorite wedding photos.

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Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie

Garden Screen

This place card display is so thoughtfully arranged yet beautifully effortless, making it one of our favorites. The garden screen, expertly placed within scenery, is the perfect backdrop that makes the place cards almost feel like they’re floating in the air.  And, we simply adore that hanging eucalyptus. In our opinion, this is a great show-stopping feature for a garden wedding.

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Via Brit + Co

Gold-painted Succulents

We love pretty much any succulent display for an escort table. From potted minis to large displays of terrariums, they will have your guests at “Hello” (literally). But these varying gold-painted succulents are so different and totally elegant. You can also consider using leaves for fall and pinecones for winter, both which are beautiful on their own but even more glam when painted silver or gold.

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