Winter Wedding Décor Idea: Seasonal Place Cards

Wedding Style & Decor

Looking for the perfect way to help wedding guests find their seat at their reception table? If you're hosting a winter wedding, draw inspiration from these six seasonal ideas, from pinecones and DIY paper lanterns to wintry greenery and cinnamon sticks.

Pinecones (above): Turn fallen pinecones into a clever holder for your calligraphed place cards.

winter wedding bouquets

Photo: MCR Projects

DIY Luminarias: If you're up for a do-it-yourself project, make paper-bag luminarias for each guest using small paper sacks, alphabet stamps, and tea lights or LED candles. Get the full DIY instructions here.

winter wedding bouquets

Photo: Emma + Josh

Tree Saplings: How cute are these? There's no better wintry way to represent your new life together than a tiny sapling tree, wrapped in burlap and ready to be planted at home.

Calligraphed Ribbon: Choose a ribbon color that complements your palette and ask your calligrapher to hand-letter each guest's name — such an elegant way to let them know where to sit.

Cinnamon Sticks and Greenery: For a more casual reception-table look, wrap a sprig of winter greenery and a cinnamon stick around a rolled napkin with twine, then finish it off with a hand-lettered place-card tag.

winter wedding bouquets

Photo: Johnny Miller

Votive Candles: To create these glowing place cards, write guests' names on strips of vellum paper and wrap them around votive-candle holders with double-sided tape.

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