20 Unique Place Card Holders to Elevate Your Reception Tables
Place cards play an important role in every wedding. These smaller details help guests find their dinner seats, ensuring a smooth transition from the ceremony and cocktail party to the reception. While place cards are functional, they can be an integral aspect of an event's design, too. We suggest pairing a traditional place card with a unique holder to nod to your event's aesthetic or locale. Take these Orange Blossom Specail Event place card holders, for example: The pros used shells to display these blue-and-white name tags. The oceanic motif highlighted this celebration's beachy setting beautifully.
A unique place card holder can complement other aspects of your tablescape, like your centerpieces or place settings. Use a natural element with plenty of color, such as fruit, to enhance your floral décor in a cohesive way. Strawberries are the perfect match for romantic red roses, while oranges can upgrade a vibrant arrangement of marigolds. The right unique place card holders can double as wedding favors, as well. Case in point: Guests would be thrilled to learn that they can use their personalized seating assignments after the big day to decorate their homes or adorn their desks at work. Even a metal figurine that speaks to your interests can work as a fun keepsake that will remind attendees of your party for years to come.
If you're looking for a subtler way to use your place card holder to elevate your wedding, try hinting at your menu with a food iteration. Get guests excited about the upcoming farm-to-table courses with a fresh vegetable holder. Want more unique place card holder inspiration? Check out the following examples ahead for several eye-catching ways to style this important wedding-day detail.
Nod to your warm-weather wedding date by using an in-season fruit as a place card holder. We love how Events By Stephanie Antoinette opted for oranges, adding a summery pop of color to this tablescape.
Vibrant red strawberries can be used as place card holders, too. This fruit's color matched Little Bit Heart's red calligraphy used at this celebration, but these berries would add punchy color to just about any setup.
A brass-toned flower frog holder will ensure your place cards are one of a kind. Calligraphed assignments by Made By Meer finished off this look.
Antique and Wood
Pair an antique flower frog with a wooden name tag for a cohesively rustic look. Miller Line Design calligraphed this weathered iteration.
Modernize your tablescape with a circular metallic place card holder. The pretty rose gold finish of this stand (which held a Wonderland Invites name tag) enhanced the feminine-meets-contemporary aesthetic of this pink-and-white reception table by Wilma Event Design.
Model your reception table after Lovely Weddings' by complementing your centerpiece vessels with matching place card holders. A brass vase inspired this metallic clip and calligraphy combination by Milia Druckt.
Personal Flower Arrangements
Place personal flower arrangments at each table setting to make guests feel appreciated. Essential Wedding Hire created these lush place card holders out of baby's breath and dainty foliage to match this event's green-and-white color palette.
Tie your floral centerpieces into your place settings with natural place card holders in the same hue. Purple radishes were used at this event to complement burgundy blooms.
Bring an element from your wedding's woodsy setting indoors with miniature stump place card holders. The bark on these iterations texturized Mitchell Willis Events' simple, all-white dishware.
An eclectic place card holder, like this brass snail, can serve as a fun conversation starter for guests—especially if it nods to your relationship. This metallic figurine spoke to this couple's love of nature while coordinating beautifully with Luminous Lines' silver name tags.
Macarons can double as place card holders and delicious wedding favors. Plus, the dessert makes for a cohesive tablescape accent. I Need Sugar Therapy's rose gold treats fit right in with the menu, dishware, and assignments by Ridgely Calligraphy.
Use Champagne corks as place card holders if you're looking to add celebratory flair to your wedding reception.