Homemade Wedding Table Place Cards

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Homemade Wedding Table Place Cards
Show your guests where to sit with wedding table place cards. (business card image by Wojciech Gajda from Fotolia.com)

Wedding table place cards enable guests to easily find their seats upon entering the wedding reception hall. Use place cards and your seating plan to ensure that guests feel comfortable at their tables by sitting them next to others who they know well. Create custom homemade place cards that match your wedding theme colours and table decor.

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Things you need

  • Card stock paper
  • Craft knife or sharp scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Calligraphy or scrapbook pen
  • Embellishments of your choice, such as ribbon or flower petals

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  1. 1

    Buy card stock of at least 29.5kg. weight in both your wedding theme colour and an accent colour.

  2. 2

    Select one colour of card stock as the place-card background. Cut the background paper into 4-by-3.5-inch rectangles with a craft knife or sharp scissors. Cut the other coloured paper into 3-by-2.5-inch rectangles to use as the place-card foreground.

  3. 3

    Stick each foreground rectangle onto the centre of the background rectangle using double-sided tape.

  4. 4

    Fold each place card in half width-wise so that each half is 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches tall.

  5. 5

    Write the wedding guest's name near the top of the foreground paper on one side of the place card. Write in calligraphy or fancy script using a calligraphy or scrapbook pen. For dark foreground colours, write with a metallic or gel ink that will stand out on the dark paper.

  6. 6

    Decorate the front of the place card with materials that match the table centrepieces or napkin holders. For example, for flower centrepieces, glue matching flower petals to the bottom of the place cards. If you use ribbon napkin holders, tie small bows of matching ribbon and paste them to the bottom-centre of the place cards.

  7. 7

    Set the place cards at each table setting so guests can find their spots.

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