elegant calligraphy place tag with a gold wax seal

Wedding Reception Stationery – 8 cute wedding place card ideas

Looking for wedding place cards ideas? You’re in the right place. Wedding place cards, names plates, or place setting cards are essential if you need or would like your guests to have a designated seat at your wedding reception. Along with your table plan and table names or numbers, your place cards will form an important part of wedding reception stationery. There are so many ways to get creative with wedding table stationery, here are my top 8 wedding place card ideas.

The classic tent fold wedding place card

When a design just works, why change it? The classic tent fold place card is timeless and elegant. Crisp white or ivory board with a beautiful calligraphy font will give your wedding tables an air of formality and sophistication. Don’t forget the backs of the cards too, it’s the perfect spot to show off your personal wedding monogram!

Classic tent style greenery wedding place card

Flat wedding place card in a decorative holder

A twist on the classic tent style place card, this flat version relies on a decorative holder for it to stand up. The place card itself can be card or thick handmade paper with a printed or hand lettered design. Go to town with the holder choosing something unique that will coordinate with your table decor; crystals, wood, twisted wire, or corks to name a few.

Flat wedding place card with pink flowers in a holder

Contemporary wedding place card with a wax seal

Wax seals are a hot trend for wedding stationery right now and not just for your invitations. Adorn your place cards with elegant calligraphy and a fabulous, personalised if you like, wax seal. The perfect finishing touch, tucked under your statement cutlery. I love this wedding place card idea.

White wedding place card with calligraphy and gold wax seal

Wedding place card hanging from a Chiavari chair

Stunning chiavari chairs just lend themselves to a bit of creativity with your place cards. Why not hang a heart (or a tag shape) from the back of the chair? This design looks great with luxurious long trailing ribbons or lace and will perfectly complement your chair styling. I love the rustic feel of these hearts and I think they would be perfect for a marquee reception.

rustic hanging chair heart place card with lace

Individual wedding menu with names included

It’s becoming very popular to give each guest their own individual menu as part of the place setting. They are super cute when tucked into a perfectly folded napkin placed on a stunning charger plate. You can combine your place cards with these personal menus too by attaching a coordinating printed tag. If your guests have pre ordered their own individual choice then how about having it printed for them with their name at the top. No need then for an extra place card here – it’s all in one! Makes for a sweet little keepsake too if you add your names and wedding date.

Burgundy and navy floral wedding menu with name tag attached with twine

Wedding place name tag pegged onto a wine glass

Who says your wedding place cards have to sit on the table? Add a little height and interest into your place settings by pegging name tags onto your wine glasses. Wooden pegs look great in a pared back, vintage rustic theme. Throw in a little romance with printed floral design a fluffy tulle bow!

pink floral wedding place tag with tulle bow

Mini clipboard style wedding place cards

Channel those hipster gastro pub vibes with a cut little clipboard style menu with your guest name printed at the top. A great way to include layers of card in different colours to coordinate with your table decor. A statement binder clip will certainly be a talking point for your guests!

Mini clipboard wedding menu and place card in one

Vellum tag wedding place card with silk ribbon

I think this is my favourite wedding place card idea. The super elegant vellum tag, simply printed in a modern calligraphy style and finished with a luxe pure silk ribbon. Wonderfully understated and oozing elegance and sophistication, these would work beautifully on any wedding reception table.

Vellum place tag with silk ribbon

There you go, my top 8 wedding place card ideas. Wedding place cards are essential if you want your guests to sit in a particular place for your wedding breakfast. Keeping a running theme between your wedding place cards, your table plan and your table names or numbers will give your wedding ceremony stationery a coordinated, pulled together look.

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