(Closed) Unique placecard ideas

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I plan on using mini tribal masks (I am from Puerto Rico)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not have place cards (open seating at the table), but we are having escort cards.  We’re using stones.  These are our inspiration pics.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I gave up on creativity and bought blue escort cards from paper source but I recently attended a wedding with stones and they looked cool.

I also went to a wedding this year which used sand dollars stuck in sand and another that used small bags of biscotti from a bakery located under their apartment (I am still mad I left mine on the table, it looked really good). Another wedding used paper seahorses hanging from the champagne glass. Since all my friends are so creative, you may say my boring place cards will stand out 😉

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I found a pretty, baroque style frame in my grandparents house, took out the glass and covered the backer board with really beautiful textured fabric.  Then I cut lengths of twine and wrapped it across the front, securing in the back, to get 5 rows.  Secured the pretty-fied backer board back into the frame.  I bought a pack of those mini clothes pins at the craft store and pinned up the place cards in alphabetical order.  My sister loaned me her easle and we displayed the whole shabang near the reception tent. 

It looked great and cost me less than $5.  I’ll post a pic if I can find it.

I’ve seen other brides do this with lovely tall iron garden trellises, and antique wood window shutters which looked fabulous!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, love the stone idea.  We are doing little chairs made out of our invitation paper.  The seat is a little box that they can open and we will have some chocolates in there.  Also our name will be printed as well as theirs and table numbers.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I decided to use mini tea-light lanterns for our “place cards”. They are about 5″ tall and the resort staff will light them and place them at the proper seat (hopefully!). I am going to attach a name tag, with string, to their handles. We’re only having about 25-30 guests so finding their seat won’t be too hard. 

So, they’re doing triple duty as place cards, decor, and favors. 

Like these: http://www.americanbridal.com/light-holder-favors-dska14048bk.html

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Undecided at the moment but I’m loving the votive placecards. A strip of vellum wrapped around a glass votive holder (with a tealight inside) that has each guest’s name and table assignment printed on the outside.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Love the stone idea!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance found these adorable cookie cutters at Williams-Sonoma that allow you to customize the imprint left in the center of the cookie.

Our plan is to use two cookies at each setting in a cello bag. One with the guests name and another that simply says thank you. This way we take care of the favors and the placecards in one package.

We’re using the heart cookie and yellow gel dye so the cookies will match our invitations. Also, the dough can be made ahead and frozen, which is always a plus!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@sqm, these chairs come already made you just have to assemble them.  They just happen to be out of the same materials as the invite, an eggplant color.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 

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