What is a place card? A place card is typically little cards or paper with your guest’s name and sometimes their assigned seat. For weddings you can use these to assign people to table numbers, though those are sometimes called escort cards. They can be simple and chic, formal, or creative and fun depending on your event and look you want!Our printable business and place cards are ideal for your summer soiree or wedding. Make party goers feel extra special while adding a personal touch to complete your theme! These are our JAM approved place card ideas.
5 Creative Place Card Ideas
Some tips for place cards:
Don’t wait until the last minute to figure out seating. Whether it’s a 300 person wedding or dinner party of 10, assigning seats is not easy! Take one stressful thing off your to do list and get a head start on making sure your non stop chatting Aunt isn’t placed next to your best friend. Use your guest list as a guide and make revisions as RSVPs come in.
Your font choice matters!
Make sure to choose a font that’s large and clear enough for all guests to read. If you are hand writing the place cards, be clear in your print or script. For large parties or weddings, having easy to read place cards expedites the process of people finding their seats which means more dancing time!
Place cards are an easy, simple way to continue carrying out the theme of your event. Our color variety of printable place cards gives an uncomplicated way to add that extra detail. Something as simple as adding a contrasting 3D bow (shown on the “laura”) can be unexpected addition that complements your motif.
Be cautious of names and titles
For a formal event you want to make sure you’ve got the titles of your guests down correctly. Also triple check spellings of names! How would you feel going to your cousins wedding and your name was spelled wrong. A simple oversight that some could take personally. Thanks for reading about these place card ideas!
Typically every guest has their own place card at weddings so it is important to learn the name of any plus 1s. Leave room on your reply card for single wedding guests to write their date’s name.
***Try something like the fuchsia ‘jen’ card: Using two connected business cards trim off 1”, dot the top with our gold paint pen and personalize with letter stickers or if you prefer some more elaborate try adding a paper flower!***