Instead of numbers to assign guests their tables, use names of seashells. Each type of shell represents a different table. Arrange seating cards and shells on aqua fabric to give the impression of water. On each table, display a card with the shell's name, or fill a bowl with those shells as a centerpiece.

Seating Cards How-To:

Make simple rectangular tags on a computer (ours have coral-color words and aqua borders). For notched corners, clip with a 1/4-inch hole punch. Apply an adhesive dot to the shell's flattest part; it's removed easily, so guests can have their shells to take home.

Comments (5)

November 19, 2010
Hi. You can find great seashells of all kinds, in bulk or individually at these two wedsites: or
October 29, 2010
Does anyone have a good on-line source for shells?
July 30, 2009
We're doing these place cards, but standing them up in sand but using them as the indicator for the meal (shell vs. starfish). Thanks for the idea =)
November 12, 2008
Very, very cute. my wedding was a beach theme, I wish I would have known about this.
May 21, 2008
Very cute. If I had a beach theme would go for this one.