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If you’re looking for a creative way to mark your guests’ seats at your wedding reception, check out these unique wedding place cards featuring ideas from Etsy!


Place cards serve as your guests’ assigned seats for the wedding reception. Traditionally they have been small pieces of paper or a folded tent card with the guest’s name written on one side indicating where they will seat for the meal. Usually, these are used when you serve a sit-down dinner or serve different menu options and your guests have pre-selected their choice beforehand. This detail may be a required request from your venue, so the staff will know everyone’s menu order and be able to serve everyone in the most efficient manner. 

Whether or not this is a necessity for your wedding reception doesn’t mean that these place cards have to be boring or drab. Quite the contrary, place cards are one of the fun details where you can allow your creativity and imagination to soar. You can take your wedding colors, theme, and mood straight from the ceremony to the reception with the tiniest detail of a place card.  

Elevate your Wedding Reception with these Unique Place Cards

Everyone likes to see their name in lights but what about on marble tiles, acrylic, or even personalized illustrations. We’ve listed some of our favorite unique place card ideas from Etsy but don’t be afraid to take a hike in the woods with your significant other and find your own DIY place cards in nature like rocks, leaves, or rustic sticks.

Marble Place Cards

handletteringbybritt • $3.10

These marble place cards add that extra elegant yet modern touch to your special events! Their versatility can double as party favors or mini coasters for your beloved guests. 

Acrylic Hexagon Escort Cards

LetterForever • $2.33

These 3″ clear acrylic tiles are an ultra modern touch for your wedding or special event! Each tile is handwritten and you can choose the ink color. You can choose to have the tile stay plain or add a glam brush stroke on the backside. 

Laser Cut Wood Place Setting

EngraveCelebration • $0.94

Custom Laser Cut Name sign will give your table a personal touch. These would be perfect for a rustic barn wedding, outdoor garden party or even a glam ballroom if you do a little DIY glitter dip or spraypaint.

Zoo Wedding Place Card Holders

TinyTaxidermyDesigns • $2.45

Delight your guests with these party animals.  Each order is custom and can come in silver, gunmetal, gold, copper, rose gold or champagne. All orders include an assortment of animals with other animals also available upon request.

Wooden Wedding Coasters

CelebrateWithUs • $1.56

With four colors and three designs these personalized wooden coasters make a special wedding keepsake for your guests. You can give them a place at the table and a wedding favor all with one item!

Wedding Place Cards Laser Cut

PerfectWeddingLove • $0.73

These acrylic laser cut personalized names will have your guests talking. With over 20 different fonts and a variety of colors you can mix and match based on your wedding theme and style.

Winery Wedding Place Card Holder

KarasVineyardWedding • $5.00

Welcome your reception guests with a lush, colorful garden of Place Card Holders, personalized for your special day in 28+ beautiful colors. Includes a blank card and the ability to mix and match rose colors. Perfect for a bridal shower or bridesmaid luncheon!

Agate Escort Cards

ElefontCalligraphy • $4.50

Unique and beautiful agate place cards will wow your guests with their rainbow of colors. Each one will be personalized in handwritten calligraphy in either white, gold. Copper or silver ink. 

Round Acrylic Wedding Place Cards

SJLetterCo • $3.25

These round place cards give a very clean, minimalist, simple, modern and elegant touch to your event. It has a hole pre-drilled so you can add tassels or ribbons depending on your theme or decor. You can chose from 32 acrylic colors and four text colors.

Acrylic Boho Place Cards

ProperLetter • $5.25

The layering of these place cards adds an extra touch for your wedding decor. Perfect for that boho wedding theme. Acrylic comes in 9 different colors that you can choose for both the arch-shaped place card and name.

Illustrated Wedding Guest Place Card

KyriDesign • $20.59

Talk about one of a kind. treat your guests with their own personalised place card. The unique A6 Illustrated Wedding Guest Place Cards are hand sketched digitally from original photographs and coloured with a watercolour effect.

Rose Gold Boho Floral Editable Place Card Template

simplystationery • $6.00

For a little DIY touch you can print this instant downloadable template at home and edit all the details. You have the gorgeous floral design already set up for you and all you have to do is use your own fonts, colors and print right at home using your own printer.

Metallic Geometric Place Card Holder

ModLode • $3.15

Don’t forget the actual holder! These beauties are custom made from metal tubing carefully woven together with metal wire to form a 3D triangle. The angled bar across the front serves to hold the place card securely into position. They are available in four custom tubing colors.

Initial Detail Escort Cards

SheffieldHousebyJVG • $15.00

These whimsical initial escort cards are an instant download for you to print at home and edit with all your guests’ details. Pick your colors, fonts and cardstock!

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If you're looking for a creative way to mark your guests' seats at your wedding reception, check out these unique wedding place cards featuring ideas from Etsy!
If you're looking for a creative way to mark your guests' seats at your wedding reception, check out these unique wedding place cards featuring ideas from Etsy!
If you're looking for a creative way to mark your guests' seats at your wedding reception, check out these unique wedding place cards featuring ideas from Etsy!


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