17 Unconventional Yet Stunning Place Cards


Need a creative idea to impress your guests at your next event? These place cards will definitely get you inspired to try something new and unique.

Because let’s be real, no one actually keeps their paper place card after a party, but with these ideas, guests just might start to change their minds.

Take a look at these amazing and unconventional place cards.

1. Marble

These chic place cards will definitely add elegance to your guest tables.

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Marble is still going strong in 2019 and I am def here for it

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2. Agate

Add a pop of colour and dimension to your place cards with these stunning agate pieces. Your guests will definitely be taking these home with them after your event.

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Agate love. Can you spot your name?

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3. Granite

Create bold and statement place cards with these beautiful and unique granite pieces; a luxurious and expensive touch to your event.

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Would you like place cards like this for an event that you are hosting? @wildsmithscrafts is waiting to make more! Calligraphy by @annerobincallig Ready for an event by @giannasanfilippo . . . #wood #maple #burl #chrysocolla #woodworker #woodworking #supportsmallbusiness #custom #wedding #weddingdecor #placecards #event #epoxy #ecopoxy #madewithecopoxy #resin #inlay #resinart #resinpour #resinriver #art #calligraphy #handlettering #moderncalligraphy #wildsmiths #liquidplastic

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4. Leaves

The perfect place cards are sorted for any kind of outdoor event or tropical themed party.

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Oddly satisfying? 🀀 monoline lettering on leaves that I peeled off from the stargazer lilies I bought this weekend at @traderjoes! My mom said the lilies looked ugly without leaves #vicious πŸ˜‚ . . Video sped up 6x (or 8x). Wish I could write this fast! White pen from @sakuraofamerica πŸ’• . . . . . . . . . . #weddingplacecards #placecards #weddingflowers #nycweddings #nycweddingplanner #nycplanner #tropicalvibes #tropicalleaves #tropicalwedding #marthaweddings #weddingwire #pentouch #sakurapentouch #monoline #monolinelettering #typespire #typegang #dailytype #letteringleague #50words #fauxcalligraphy #moderncalligrapher #nyccalligrapher #nyccalligraphy #calligraphynyc #oddlysatisfying #moyweddings

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5. Sea Shells

A beautiful way to incorporate nature into your event, especially for anything beachy!

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You guys, lettering on ridge-y shells with a real brush is NOT EASY 😨 but when they look this pretty it’s worth it. . . . #calligraphy #brushlettering #shells #placecards #shellplacecards #moderncalligraphy

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6. Candy Necklaces

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the most important and special guests; the kids! Your little guests will be delighted to find a surprise on their seat, and these are perfect for birthday parties or christening.

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If the kids are happy the parents are happy! These candy necklace #placecards are a fun touch for a kids table (or birthday party) . . . . . . #wedding #weddingdetails #weddingplanner #bostonwedding #bostonweddingplanner #boston #events #ido #engaged

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7. Mussel Shells

We will truly appreciate the beauty of these shells now that they’re transformed into the most mesmerising place cards.

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A closeup if these mussel shell place cards for the Halifax shoot I posted a few days ago 🐚 πŸ¦žβ€’

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8. Glassware

What better way to have something personalised at your event that your guests will greatly appreciate! Not only will your guests’ glasses be full all night long, but it is the perfect little gift to take home after.

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When I first introduce myself, most people think my name is Laura. Or Maura. Or Ora (that was a really strange one, courtesy of a Starbucks barista…) Usually I just roll with it πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ . . Side note: I purchased my first app ever specifically for this video so I hope it was worth it πŸ™ƒ . . #chicagocalligrapher #moderncalligraphy #wineglass #calligraphyvideo #lettereverything #placecards #realtimelettering

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9. Bookmarks

The perfect idea for a kitchen tea or baby shower! These place cards will definitely be put into good use after your event.

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πŸ’Œ// N A M E G A M E // β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Still an absolute favourite of ours! Here’s another close up of 180 escort cards hanging pretty in rows πŸ’• β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ #placenames #escortcards #tableplan #weddingstationery #prettypaper #placecards

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10. Thanksgiving Sorted

Need a new idea to refresh your Thanksgiving event? Why not try these!

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Reposting these fun football place cards I did for my SIL – they were perfect for her Thanksgiving Table and would be great for a Super Bowl party, too! πŸˆπŸ†πŸŸ . . . . . #shesscripty #superbowl2019 #superbowlliii #placecards #namecards #tablesetting #setthetable #thatsdarling #partyplanning #themeparty #footballparty #partyideas #lmbpresets #smallshopsdreambig #sundayfunday

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11. Tiles

The perfect opportunity to tie in the colour scheme of your event with these place cards.

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So hard to think of puns 'ev-verdΓ©' 😏 (this one you'll have to say aloud πŸ˜…) . . #moderncalligraphy #curiouscalligrapher #calligraphy #lettering #weddinginspiration #weddingdetails #weddingstationery #etsy #etsyseller #thatsdarling #vscocam #pursuepretty #weddingdecor #weddingideas #designinspiration #melbournecalligraphy #australiancalligrapher #placecards

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12. Place Cards That Hit The Sweet Spot

If your guests have a sweet tooth, then these are sure to be a hit!

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A few more placecards/name cards with sweet treats attachedπŸ’•πŸ’• Swipe to see the pretzels dipped in pink chocolate with the names attached πŸ’ #cakepops #pops #chocolatecoveredpretzelrods #bakerella #bakeandshare #pretzels #pink #chocolate #sprinkles #namecards #placecards #creative #kosher #sweet #events #party #dessert #desserts #sweettreats #dairyfree #bow #ribbon #pretty #batmitzvah #israeli_kitchen #baking #confectionery #jerusalem #makingjerusalemsweeter

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13. Shots Anyone?

Don’t be fooled! These personalised shot glasses work great as cute place cards, but they’ll also certainly impress your guests once they arrive at their seats.

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I will forever love these Himalayan Pink Sea Salt shot glass escort cards! These ones were for the #LochtedinLove wedding in September! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Featured In: @people Planner: @purelavishevents Photography: @chardphoto Venue: @morrowranchlaquinta Florals/Bar/Design: @bottlesandblooms Catering: @grandfandb Calligraphy: @pirouettepapercompany Laser Cut Signs: @printedyou Lounge Furniture: @oaktreeweddingrentals Rentals: @brighteventrentals & @sigpartyrentals Cinema: @jesworkman Bakery: @cakestudiola DJ: @elevatedpulse Makeup: @tammyphammakeup Hair: @hairwith_amanda Invitations: @jensimpsondesign Linens: @bbjlinen Gown: @galialahav Suit: @giorgio_verdi

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14. Acrylic Laser Cut Names

Paper place cards are so last season! We’ve all seen these acrylic laser cut as cake toppers, but now you can have them at your guests’ seats, a unique touch to your next event.

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Packaging these little ones are a handful, and I literally hold my breath awaiting their safe arrival to their destination…but the end result? WORTH IT. πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ€οΈπŸ˜ Bride: @ek.callari πŸ“·: @jicherir.photo #placecards #weddingplacecards

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15. Stones

Personalised with your guests’ name, every place card will be uniquely different as they come in all shapes and sizes.

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Latest rock project is in the books! πŸ˜βœοΈπŸŽ‰ #weddingproject #lettering #saturdayvibes

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16. Wine Cork Stands

Shake up the ordinary paper place cards with a little cork stand, perfect for any rustic or outdoor occasion.

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A swipe of sparkle & shine to traditional wine cork Place Card Holders! Details + shop in profile. – – – #weddingtrends #weddingplanning #bridalshower #creativelifehappylife #justengaged #brideandgroom #engaged #ido #partysupplies #weddinginspo #partyplanner #partydecoration #partydecor #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddingseason #loveintentionally #theknot #gettingmarried #heputaringonit #marryme #imengaged #weddingstyle #stylemepretty #featuremeoncewed #futuremrs #bohowedding #placecards #ohwowyes #bride2be

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17. Wine Glass Name Cards

Add these luxurious place cards when serving your guests drinks upon arrival to your next event or festivity.

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Ready for the New Year festivities ✨πŸ₯‚πŸΎ | Our custom wine glass name cards give a special touch to your gathering @hijadetumadredecor

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Written by: Alessandra Fasanella

Posted in Guests, Planning, Theming by wedded wonderland


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