How To Thursday - How To Make Your Own Place Cards

Posted by Darren Dunne on July 17, 2014

How To Thursday brings you Do it Yourself Advice for Your Wedding Day.

This week is How to How To Make Your Own Place Cards.

Your wedding will be one of the most important occasions in your life, and therefore it’s very important to make sure everything is just as you’d like it to be. Putting unique touches to various aspects of your day can help in creating those perfect memories. One way you can add a personal touch to your wedding is by creating place cards for your guests. Not only is it a fun task that everyone can get involved with (who doesn’t love cut and stick?!), it can also help save a lot of money. And the best part? They’re your own unique, original, one-of-a-kind creations that represent your personality and style, all while fitting with your chosen theme. 

The style and cost is entirely up to you; you can go all out or just keep it simple. Creating a place name can be as easy as finding the right type of heavy paper/card and putting your calligraphy skills to the test, or using a good home printer with a decent supply of ink. 

For something a little more adventurous, it might be worth holding on to nice scraps of tissue paper and wrapping paper, buttons, ribbon, and pieces of fabric, as well as investing in gold, silver and black pens (if you feel like handwriting names). You never know when inspiration might strike! 

Another interesting way to create place cards is by using small picture frames. There are so many styles and colours to choose from (and they’re quite cheap), as well as the option of choosing a plain style and decorating it to your liking (try painting it, or gluing on flowers and other decorations). Frames are an interesting alternative to paper place names, as they are less likely to be accidently damaged, and will stay clean due to the glass. They will also serve as a nice token of your day for your guests to bring home if they wish. 

Here are some more ideas for place names: 

  • Use wine corks to hold cards with guests names
     
  • Cocktail umbrellas labelled with the guests names
     
  • Spell out the guests names with Scrabble pieces
     
  • Handwritten bookmark-type place names
     
  • Luggage tags with the guests names
     
  • A photo of the bride or groom with each particular guest for a very personal touch (if it’s a small wedding and this is possible)
     
  • Use a place envelope instead of a place name and include a photo of the couple, a nice poem, or the lyrics to the couple’s favourite song inside.
     
  • A washing line style display with all the guests names and tables numbers pegged onto it.


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