8 great wedding place card ideas
To place guests at their Kentucky wedding, this couple spray-painted plastic horses gold, drilled a small hole in each, and inserted wires to secure the cards. They set the steeds atop sod; the bride's mother made the white fence that surrounds the corral.
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A carrier pigeon, clad in a vintage-postcard print—could there be a wittier way to convey your wedding's pecking order? We fell for the concept upon spying it in Clare Youngs's Book Art (Cico, $21.95). Then we simplified the process for you: Just print our placecard art onto 8½"W x 11"L card stock, cut out, and fold in half as directed. To equip each pigeon with a message, write a guest's name on a 5/16"W x 6"L strip of paper and curl the ends by wrapping them around a pencil. Then loop the strip around the bird's front leg before perching him atop a plate.
Honey jar labels double as table assignments for this rural New York wedding. Sophie Purdy, a beekeeper and farmer, harvested the honey from her five beehives.
A smattering of bud vases—instead of one huge arrangement—hold table-number flags at this Kentucky wedding.
At this New Hampshire wedding, maple syrup bottles double as place cards and wedding favors.
Personalized, hand-wrapped boxes served as place cards and added a touch of color to the simple table setting at this Oregon wedding.
Simple and rustic
A place card attached to a pear and a hand-picked fern frond add a burst of green to an otherwise plain-colored table setting.
A little hand bag fashionably displays a guest's name at an alfresco wedding dinner.