Place card holders were created as a way of leading your guests to their designated seating during the reception. However, they also serve as a decorative addition to the tables and can be used as the wedding favors. There are hundreds of unique wedding place card ideas available to help add color and touch of whimsy to your wedding reception. The following are a few fun ideas for adding a unique touch to the reception and add to your theme at the same time.

1. Beach Weddings

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Beach weddings are relaxing and fun, so the place cards should be as well. Miniature flip flops look adorable with the guests name on a card attached by ribbon to the flip flop, or miniature Adirondack chairs fit in nicely with a beach theme. If the reception is held outdoors, elegant fans could be used as the place cards, the wedding favors, and a way to help your guests stay cool while outdoors.

2. Fairytale Weddings

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If your wedding has a princess or fairytale theme, miniature glass slippers are designed to hold a card with the guests name. They will also add sparkle to the table and make unique wedding favors for the guests. Small crystal Cinderella pumpkin coaches are an adorable and elegant way to lead guests to their seating, add a punch of the unexpected to the reception tables, and are fantastic keepsakes for your guests.

3. Oriental Theme

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An Asian themed wedding reception can be either formal or whimsical, and there are great options for either theme available. Cherry blossom chopsticks are an adorable way to add color to the tables as well as give your guests an unusual and unique wedding favor. Just attach the guest's name and table number to the set of chopsticks. Small Chinese takeout boxes are also a great way to incorporate an oriental theme into the decorations. The boxes come in a variety of colors and can be filled will a variety of treats such as cookies, cupcakes or candy. Use a decorative label on the front to indicate the guest's name and table.

4. Country Western Theme

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A reception with a country western theme has huge potential for creative seating displays. There are some very realistic looking cowboy boot place card holders that are a perfect addition to the decorations while making unique favors for the wedding guests. Miniature cowboy hats placed on little hay bales are also an adorable way to add a western twist to the decorations.

5. Vintage Style


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Vintage weddings and receptions are increasingly popular and the place card holders available are utterly charming. Miniature typewriters, Baroque photo frame/card holders and elegant damask design photo coasters all would look wonderful on the reception tables of a vintage themed wedding. You can even find little vintage style mailboxes to hold the place card!

6. Garden Wedding

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Finding unique wedding place card ideas for a garden wedding is extremely easy. In fact, the hardest part may be deciding which you like the best, because there are so many charming options. Miniature terra cotta pots filled with potpourri or flower seed packets can double as a place card holder and a wedding favor. Mini flower garden trowels are adorable when the place card has been attached to the trowel with coordinating ribbon or twine. To be eco friendly at the same time, you can also purchase plantable seed place cards that can be attached to branches to create a natural-looking seating display!

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