Planning a wedding or get together with set seating? Then place cards are essential!
Finalising the seating plan is one of the major headaches many of our brides have suffered through. Seating your guests can be slightly problematic because this friend no longer speaks to that friend, this aunt doesn’t get on with that uncle, or this guest is too quiet to be seated next to this other guest who will talk their ear off! Every guest list comes with it’s own politics. If you have chosen to seat your guests specifically and it is taking its toll, then have some fun with clever place cards. These are a great way to incorporate a theme without overdoing it.
1. Using a photo
Have fun finding a pic of yourself with your guest. Be sure to choose a pic that is complimentary so that your guest doesn’t feel embarrassed. If you are unable to find a good pic of the two of you, or if you have only recently met the guest, find a great solo pic of them.
2. Using leaves
A fabulous idea for a winter wedding if you want to incorporate autumn colours. Otherwise you can just as easily source some green leaves that won’t wilt too quickly. Simply write on the leaves with a permanent marker in any colour you choose.
3. Using plants
This is a great idea to combine a place setting and a gift to your guests. You can interpret this idea in many different ways: packets of seeds, mini bonsai trees, tiny pots of herbs. Get creative!
4. Using pinwheels
A whimsical option that would work well with any wedding where you’re wanting to add an element of fun!
5. Using origami
Origami skills are hard to master but this design is quite simple. Click here to see how it’s done. If you consider yourself an expert in origami, then there are a bunch of other ideas that could work too.
6. Using mini baguette
The perfect place setting detail when your starter course is a platter including cold meats and dips, or a soup. You can wrap the baguette with brown paper, tie it with colourful string and write your guest’s name by hand on the paper. Or you can just use some ribbon and print your guest’s name on a little tag.
7. Using pebbles
A perfect way to keep everything simple. If budget allows, a great alternative to writing on a pebble would be to engrave the guest’s name.
8. Using doilies
Use a plain white doily under a clear round baseplate for a simple and inexpensive place setting.
9. Using ribbon & tags
It’s back to basics with this idea. Get some ribbon in the colour palette of your wedding, a paper tag with your guest’s name and tie it around your cutlery or napkin for a simple yet elegant finishing touch.
10. Using wine glass hangers
These paper cut-outs are awesome because you don’t have to worry about making a tight fold so they’ll stay standing. There are a number of wonderful shops around that stock these types of place cards.
Until next time,