Our Edit of the Prettiest Wedding Place Cards

Show your guests their seats with some awesome place cards - from monochrome to minimalistic , we've rounded up some ideas to inspire you


It’s a detail that can easily be overlooked but choosing the place cards for your reception is actually a very important step in the planning. You need a place card that will fit with your theme and make it easy for your guests to locate their seats. If you need some ideas then read on for our pick of the prettiest wedding place cards.

For unique ways to display your place cards, take a look at our edit of table number holders for inspiration. 


A place card idea for an autumnal wedding that’s totally budget friendly is to grab some leaves and spray paint them gold. This is a gorgeous rustic idea that will certainly impress your guests.

Autumn place cards

Image credit: Justin Davis Photography


Chalkboard wedding signs are always a cool idea, so why not extend this to your place cards and have black ones with a chalkboard style font? They look good plus they stand out so your guests will have no trouble finding their seats.

Chalkboard place cards

This heart shaped mini chalkboard peg from Wedding in a Teacup is ideal for clipping to your guests’ napkins or glasses. They could even take them home as wedding favours after!

Chalkboard place cards

These chalkboard place cards from Not on the High Street would make a romantic addition to your tables with their cute heart motifs. The chalkboard base is versatile enough to fit in with any wedding theme and the faded effect of the white font would also suit a vintage themed wedding.

Chalkboard place cards

Image credit: norma & dorothy at Not on the High Street


If you want your place cards fuss free yet elegant, then these textured paper place cards from Wedding in a Teacup will be right up your street. The luxurious paper has vintage style deckled edges and is an excellent option if you have some stylish wedding stamps to use. Pair these place cards with the set of little wooden pegs so that they can be pinned to glasses and napkins.

White name cards

White name cards with pegs

Place card pegs

Images from Wedding in a Teacup

Minimal doesn’t have to mean monochrome – these sand coloured wedding place cards from Nina Thomas Studio are lovely and don’t need any more detail. The great thing about a minimalistic place card is that it goes with a lot of colour schemes and won’t detract from your wedding table decorations.

Sand and white place cards

This chic place cards from Project Pretty have a minimal and sophisticated calligraphy font that extends all the way across the card. Pop these on your tables for understated elegance.

Minimalistic place cards

Image credit: Project Pretty at Not on the High Street


If, like us, you’re obsessed with vintage wedding décor, then these whimsical bird shaped place cards from Wedding in a Teacup will catch your eye. These super cute vintage place cards have an intricate laser cut design and will perch rather nicely on your guests’ glasses. If you like this place card then perhaps you may want to browse beautiful laser cut wedding invitiations in our stationery section. 

Vintage laser cut place cards

If you’re incorporating 1920s inspired elements into your theme, then these peacock place cards from Not on the High Street would fit in nicely. These vintage place cards are decorated with a gorgeous calligraphy style font and you can add names when you order them, so you don’t have to spend ages writing them out.

Peacock place cards

Image credit: Edgeinspired at Not on the High Street

We love this vintage place card from Nina Thomas Studio which is decorated with super cute pastel bunting. For a DIY shabby chic wedding idea, you could buy plain place card and stick on multi-coloured triangles of fabric for the bunting – voila, your own charming names cards!

Vintage place cards

Gold Details

Magpie brides will love these pink and gold place cards from The Wedding of My Dreams! If you’re planning a sparkly wedding with lots of glitter details then these name cards would definitely complete your reception tables. Luggage tag place cards can be tied to napkins, glass stems or even favour boxes.

Pink and gold name cards

Image credit: The Wedding of My Dreams at Not on the High Street

For a subtle flash of gold at your wedding tables, these tented place cards from Etsy have a lovely dotted metallic design. Having gold place cards is super eye catching and means your guests can easily find their places – plus they’d make pretty wedding favours.

Gold place cards

Image credit: Creationery at Etsy

These pastel pink place cards from Ginger Ray have a sophisticated, vintage vibe to them and the gold foil detail adds a subtle but glamorous touch. As seen here, write your guests’ names in a metallic gold pen to match the border.

Pink and gold vintage name cards

Image credit: Ginger Ray at Not on the High Street


These tented paint splash place cards are a fun way to lead guests to their seats. We love the watercolour print which makes them stand out. Although they stand up on their own you could display them on mini easels for an arty touch.

Colourful place cards

Image credit: Creationery at Etsy


These name cards from Nina Thomas Studio have a lovely painted floral design which would look great at an elegant summer wedding. If you’re planning to have a sunflower bouquet, then place cards with a pretty sunflower design would look vibrant on your tables.

Floral name cards

For a fun twist on floral name cards, these Tropicana place cards from Russet and Gray would be a vibrant choice. Whisk your reception guests away to paradise with these tropical print cards and there are even matching table numbers to go with them.

Floral place cards

Image credit: Russet and Gray at Not on the High Street


Did you catch the awesome vinyl record place cards used at Hayley and Terry’s real wedding? If you have a creative wedding theme, it’s a great idea to highlight this in your décor details. If you have a musical theme like Hayley and Terry, then you could also have place cards that are decorated with song notes or that are made from sheets of music.

Music themed place cards

Image credit: The Edge Photography


These moustache place cards from Urban Twist are a fun and alternative place card idea. Pop them on the rim of each wine glass and your guests could even use them as props for photos. These are must have place cards for the couple who don’t take life too seriously!

Moustache place cards

Image credit: Urban Twist at Not on the High Street

For a pretty vintage place card idea with a unique twist, consider these printed name card flags from Not on the High Street. The flags are available in 50 colours and prints to mix and match and they would look fab sitting in a cool cocktail at your reception.

Flag place cards

Image credit: Comeuppance at Not on the High Street


These gorgeous monochrome place cards from Nina Thomas Studio have an ethereal feel to them with their dreamy, modern font and faded design.

Monochrome name cards

These night garden themed place cards from Russet and Gray have a lovely design and the calligraphy style font adds a traditional touch. If you like these place cards then check out the gorgeous matching stationery.

Monochrome place cards

Image credit: Russet and Gray at Not on the High Street

If you’re attaching your name cards to the favours, then perhaps you could co-ordinate the two. For more ideas, take a look at our pick of unique wedding favour boxes.


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