Your seating plan has been poured over in detail, so keep your guests in line with stylish, individual place cards.
Place cards, or (more traditionally) escort cards, are the way you let your guests know where to sit. Whether placed outside the entrance to the reception room, for your guests to collect and find their table, or in place at your guest’s specific seat, they help everyone know where to sit – and make sure that seating plan you painstakingly put together is adhered to!
How you choose to guide them to their seats is entirely up to you, and a chance to really bring your theme to every aspect of your wedding day. Here’s just a selection of our favourite ideas (of course, we’d love you to share yours!):
Traditional Place Cards
Keep it traditional with timeless place cards. Simple yet elegant, they are a classic way to show your guests to their seats. They also allow you to follow on your theme and colour scheme, complementing your menu cards, invitations and other stationery. You know where to look to find the very best stationers: The Wedding Affair’s Approved Supplier List has the finest in the industry.
Combine your favours and your escort cards in an edible delight with your guests’ names on! We love the idea of cake pop, with the name attached to the lolly-stalk using a beautiful tag and ribbon. Perfect for guests of all ages, and blending place card and favour in one is ideal for brides on a budget.
Find Your Face!
Make your escort cards part of your entertainment with fun photos. Choose a photo of each guest, and mark their table number on the reverse. All they need to do is find their face to find their seat! Get your guests laughing with funny face photos or old baby shots, which are also a great way to break the ice if they find themselves seated next to someone they haven’t met before.
Like the idea but looking for a more serious take? For a glamorous event, choose photos of your guests looking their very best!
Unique to Your Theme
Bring your theme into every aspect of your wedding day with truly personalised place cards. Autumnal wedding? Why not choose oak leaf-shaped place cards, inscribed with a name? Beach wedding? Tie a label with a name onto individual seashells or starfish. Festival, outdoor wedding? Attached your guests’ names to beer bottles! The opportunities are endless, so make them personal to you.
How did you choose to seat your guests? We’d love to see your ideas: share them with us over on firstname.lastname@example.org and who knows, you may spot yourself featured on the blog!