Free Printable Place Cards | The Budget Savvy Bride
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This month I’m sharing a template for Free Printable Place Cards with an elegant scroll design. Place cards are an undervalued detail in the reception planning process. I prefer a seating plan over open seating to avoid the ‘seating shuffle’, where guests shuffle between tables, weighing the pros and cons of each seat, not wanting to claim a seat too early and have Aunt Gladys pick the next seat, but not wanting to get left with the seat right under the A/C vent and spend the night shivering. A little strategy can go a long way when putting together your seating plan. It can encourage mingling, it can keep the conversation rolling by having talkative guests at a table with more reserved guests, and, for those name challenged guests, a seating plan with place cards will ensure the gentleman you keep referring to as Harry, is actually Harry.

What you’ll need to make this project:


Step #1


Download the template and open in Microsoft Word. Add the names from your guest list in the text box, and change the table number in the gray circle so that it is correct according to your seating plan.

Hint: Find the longest name on your guest list and add it to the first card. Adjust the font size until you are pleased with the look, then carry these settings to the remaining cards.

Step #2


The place cards will print four per page. User a paper trimmer, scissors, or an X-acto knife and ruler to trim the cards to size along the trim lines.

Step #3


For the sharpest creases, use a bone folder to press and fold the place card in half. This task can also be achieved by folding and pressing with your hands if you don’t have a bone folder available.

Step #4


The place cards can be stood up and used as they are, or embellished to coordinate with your wedding theme. These cards would work attached to a photo clip in your wedding color, or placed in a small picture frame. Include a photo of the bride and groom behind the place card and have it double as your favors. Bring a different look to the cards by printing on colored card stock. Light card stock will work best so that the text is easily read.

There are lots of fun ways to personalize the cards so get your thinking cap on and get crafty.

Anna Skye offers wedding templates on her website Download & Print to help DIY Brides create their own invitations, rsvp cards, and programs.

    • Sadia
    • June 22nd, 2013

    THANK YOU SO MUCH ANNA! They are great. I love them because they are simple and elegant. I changed the color for the names so it can go with our theme. I strongly recommend these place cards!

    • Sadia
    • June 22nd, 2013

    I am also thinking about getting diamond stickers from the dollar store if ever I decide to print them in black and white.

    • David Le Lievre
    • August 29th, 2013

    I’m having trouble making more than the original four. I’ve attempted copying/pasting but it won’t work. Any suggestions? Thanks!

      • Lia
      • November 1st, 2013

      Im noticing that same issue, I even added a “blank” page and it came up with the design but I couldn’t add the names or table number in the corresponding places.

    • Colleen Reardon
    • January 7th, 2014

    When I download and edit, it looks amazing. But when I print it it gets mixed up and nothing is aligned as it looks on print preview.

      • Erica
      • January 19th, 2014

      Try saving as a pdf.

    • Ashley
    • January 24th, 2014

    Is it possible to change the color of the design?

    • Trisha
    • March 19th, 2014

    Thank you so much Anna! This is just fit for my classic motif wedding. Simple and elegant style! :)

    • Bettie
    • March 20th, 2014

    Thank you for these! The senior center is throwing a Murder Mystery Dinner and these were perfect for the theme. I even added stars to the spot the number was!

    • Vivian
    • April 24th, 2014

    Is there any way to change the template color???

    • The design is in basic black but you can customize the look by changing the color of your paper!

    • Vivian Ng
    • April 24th, 2014

    I want to use black card stock and make the template and font white. Is there any way I can change it????

    • Unfortunately it is not possible to print white ink on black cardstock with a basic printer at home. You would need to take it to a specialty printer for that type of printing.

    • Mark
    • April 26th, 2014

    Hi do you also have matching seating chart and table numbers?


    • Marie
    • May 9th, 2014

    Thank you so much! This saved my life! :) thanks!!!

    • April Gitzen
    • May 29th, 2014

    I love these place cards and was wondering if you had a printable document for table numbers?

    • Addie
    • June 23rd, 2014

    O wowww!!! Thank you so much!!

    • Kim Gagnon
    • June 25th, 2014

    Thank you so much for an easy to use template. I work in a nursing home and we are having a wedding themed family dinner. You Rock!

    • Leti
    • July 4th, 2014

    Hi can you tell me how can I add more than one sheet to the doc. if not I am going to end up with 25 documents. Thank you

    • I would recommend entering the 4 names, then saving as a PDF. Move on to the next 4 names and repeat. Then you can merge all the PDF files together and take it to the printer of your choice or print at home!

    • Lauren
    • July 15th, 2014

    Really like the template. Thanks. Do you have a template for matching table numbers?

    • Amy
    • August 22nd, 2014

    This is perfect! Thank you! Is there a way I can duplicate the template in the same document so I don’t have to create multiple documents?

    Thank you,


    • I would recommend entering the 4 names, then saving as a PDF. Move on to the next 4 names and repeat until you’ve completed cards for your entire guest list. Then you can merge all the PDF files together and take it to the printer of your choice or print at home!

    • Jaycee
    • September 22nd, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these placecards but comes up as WordPad document. Any help with converting the file to Microsoft Word?

    • Perhaps your version of Word is out of date. The documents you download from are all .doc (Microsoft Word) documents. Perhaps when you try to open the file right click and select Open with Microsoft Word. You must have Word installed on your computer to use these files.

        • Jaycee
        • September 22nd, 2014

        Ok….Thanks for your help! I’ll try again! If not, I’ll reinstall Word on my computer. Can’t wait to see finished project!

    • Vicky
    • September 22nd, 2014

    I love these… but I was wondering if you have a template for matching table numbers? I know other’s have asked – but I can’t see a reply.


      • Lisa Fenstermacher
      • September 23rd, 2014

      Hi Vicky,

      Lisa here with Download & Print. We are going to share a template for matching table numbers next month on BSB. So stay tuned… I’m glad you love them!

    • d
    • October 3rd, 2014

    quick question if you have time… can i print these on perforated place card paper? will it show the extra lines and such where it shouldn’t? ha anyone tried? thanks!

    • Nancy B
    • October 9th, 2014

    Hi, can you tell me the best way to cut these out? I cannot figure it out, if I cut one way I lose the other…

    • Just leave a bit of the paper at the edge of the top side as you cut to keep the guides attached.

      Cut vertically, leaving the top still attached, then cut horizontally from the top to bottom.

      Does that make sense? Hope it helps!

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