5 unique place card ideas to wow your guests - #3 is our personal fav!

There is nothing better then sitting down at a party or event and finding a lovely handcrafted place card with your name on it. As a guest - It’s the little thoughtful details that go along way and have people talking. When we teach our workshops , individual unique place cards are one of our favourite personal touches that we provide for our student’s experience. Their reaction is usually “Oh my gosh!! Look how pretty!! I want to frame this”, or they take a picture and post it on their social media to share the experience with friends and family.

Whether your looking to enhance that guest experience for your wedding guests, corporate event, or party, these place card ideas are a sure way to wow your guests and creatively enhance your theme.

Calligraphy on paper

A timeless yet very customizable option - modern calligraphy place cards are an elegant addition to your guest’s place setting. Think coloured or textured paper with black, gold, white or coloured ink. Different coloured inks and textured surfaces may be fussier to work with so keep this in mind when talking to your calligrapher.  

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Tile Place Cards

These small and mighty place cards have taken Pinterest by storm. Their unique shapes and high end look can easily elevate any dinner party. There are so many options available -- from hexagon marble to rectangular coloured glass, there is definitely an option to fit your style and budget. Keep in mind that these little guys usually come on a mesh backing and usually require some prep work before you can hand them off your your calligrapher. Often times, the surface of these are also a bit more temperamental thus taking a calligrapher a longer amount of time for writing your guests names.  


Laser cut clear acrylic

Ok - these are probably our personal fav because really, the sky is the limit when it comes to customizing your place cards. This modern laser cut hexagon shapes with back painted purple tones like these guys that we did for Wedding Bells magazine. Or what about rectangular clear acrylic with modern geometric lines? Talk to your calligrapher about how you can infuse your event’s look and feel into these place card details

Photography by  Ariana del Mundo

Photography by Ariana del Mundo

Laser Cut outs

Whether your having a modern event with glitz and glam to a rustic chic affair, laser cut out place cards will seriously wow your guests! These little guys are digitally designed and then laser cut from either acrylic or wood.

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Natural element place cards

Agate, sea glass, and faux leaves have been super popular for event place cards. They bring forth those natural elements into a carefully crafted event. Are you having a beach party/wedding? Sea glass is the perfect and unique addition your place settings. What about a tropical bridal shower? Faux leaves with brush painted names on them will add freshness to your event.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about these unique place card ideas to elevate your next event! What is your favourite? Share in the comments :)