The 20 Best Wedding Place Cards to Charm Your Guests

Small detail, big impact

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You've walked down the aisle, vows have been exchanged, and the champagne is flowing at cocktail hour. Soon it will be time for your guests to be wowed by your reception space. There’s no doubt that you and your “I Do Crew” have worked hard to select florals, linens, and a cake that matches your personal style, but sometimes the tiniest details are the most important. Enter escort and place cards—small accents that can take your reception decor to the next level (and make sure that reception seating goes smoothly.

You may be wondering if there is a difference between escort cards and place cards. In general, escort cards tell guests which table they are sitting at, and place cards tell them where to sit once they get to the table. Many couples choose to forgo assigned seats and only assign tables. However, for formal or black tie events, place cards are typically used—and they can also be used interchangeably. Whether you’re in need of place cards, escort cards, or both, we’ve got you covered.

Read on for the best wedding seating cards

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Wishful Paperie Greenery Place Card Template

Wishful Paperie Greenery Place Card Template

 Courtesy of Etsy

These stunning botanical place cards are delivered via a computer template that allows you to print them yourself, without sacrificing style. These printable templates are a lifesaver if you need to make last-minute changes to your guest list or seating chart.

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Signature Style by Design Loftus

Signature Style by Design Loftus

 Courtesy of Minted

You can never go wrong with black and white—especially if you opt for these modern place cards with an artsy twist. If your wedding is in a loft or art gallery space, these are the perfect way to show guests where they’ll be dining for the evening.

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Z Creative Gift Studio Laser Cut Wedding Place Cards

Z Creative Gift Studio Laser Cut Wedding Place Cards

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These laser-cut, acrylic place cards are so stylish and unique, your guests will want to take them home and put them on display. With a choice of 17 different colors and finishes, you’re sure to find an option that matches your overall decor palette.

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Black and White Ampersand Monogram Place Card

Black and White Ampersand Monogram Place Card

Courtesy of Zazzle 

A simple, classic monogram is the perfect accouterment to a well-balanced decor vignette. The oversized ampersand and black and white paper make these cards from Zazzle the perfect choice for an elegant black tie affair.

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Calligraphy by Deanna Calligraphed Place Cards

Calligraphy by Deanna Calligraphed Place Cards

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Hand-calligraphed seating cards are the gold standard when it comes to wedding reception stationery. Calligraphy by Deanna offers 12 different styles of modern calligraphy fonts that can be penned in a variety of ink and luxe paper color combos. 

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Papersource Produce Place Cards

Produce Place Cards

Courtesy of Paper Source 

If you and your partner are foodies, look no further than these chic, produce-inspired place cards by Paper Source. They're the perfect way to add a stylish pop of color to a laid-back, boho reception space.

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Scripted Ever After Acrylic Place Cards

Scripted Ever After Acrylic Place Cards

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Modern meets glam with these custom acrylic place cards that are sure to make your reception table decor pop! Scripted Ever After offers a variety of style options—including stands and different painted backgrounds— as well as written text formats. 

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Kate Aspen “Seven Seas” Placecard Holder

Kate Aspen “Seven Seas” Placecard Holder

Courtesy of Michael's 

These delicate coral place card holders are perfect for an upscale, beachside reception. Your guests will love admiring this elegant detail when looking for their seats, and the varying coral shapes will add a rich texture to your tablescape. 

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The Scripted Shindig Boxwood Mini Wreath Place Cards

The Scripted Shindig Boxwood Mini Wreath Place Cards

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These handcrafted wreath cards are just as fashionable as they are functional. Your guests will be delighted by this sweet detail that will accent your tablescape, especially if you're using a lot of greenery in your decor.

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Digibuddha Polka Dot Place Cards

Polka Dot Place Cards

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Polka dots are always a good thing, especially when paired with a luxe gold border. These come in a pack of 50 and are pre-scored so they're ready to fold.

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Plain Paint by Phrose Ras

Plain Paint by Phrose Ras

 Courtesy of Minted

These breathtaking place cards from Minted feature a light, painterly design juxtaposed with contemporary calligraphy. Choose from eight different colorways for a hint of color that will round out your reception decor vision. 

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Paper Case Studio Fresh Magnolia Leaf Place Card

Paper Case Studio Fresh Magnolia Leaf Place Card

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Magnolia leaves are the epitome of classic, Southern style. Choose from a white or gold script (we especially love the gold) for a unique way to show your guests to their seats. 

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Dearly Beloved LLC Agate Place Cards

Dearly Beloved LLC Agate Place Cards

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For the ultimate statement card, look no further than these hand calligraphed agate slices. Choose from a variety of ink colors against a backdrop of three different types of stone—or mix and match for an added level of luxe detail.

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UP Calligraphy Watercolor and Gold Place Cards

UP Calligraphy Watercolor and Gold Place Cards

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These stunning place cards incorporate some of our favorite things—ombre, calligraphy, and gold leaf detailing! Since these are handmade, you can also customize the watercolor to match your table decor. 

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Golden Hour Paper Co Stone Place Cards With Gold Calligraphy

Golden Hour Paper Co Stone Place Cards With Gold Calligraphy

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Perfect for an earthy soiree, these calligraphed stone place cards are a great way to make a decor statement. The combo of fine gold details and one-of-a-kind stone pieces make these pieces winners that guests will want to hold onto.

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Alfalfa Design Leaf Place Cards

Alfalfa Design Leaf Place Cards

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Whether you’re hosting a tropical beach or desert bash, these personalized wooden leaf place cards are a decor element that you can’t go without. The wooden leaf cut out is super graphic and trendy, and we love the delicate calligraphy font used for the names. 

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Pretty Bespoke Designs Luxury Vellum Tassel Place Cards

Pretty Bespoke Designs Luxury Vellum Tassel Place Cards

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Tassel place cards are always a good idea! Why opt for a flat paper card when you can go for these mixed media beauties—they come in a choice of black or gold script on opaque vellum.

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Blushing Bean Design Wooden Place Cards

Blushing Bean Design Wooden Place Cards

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Who said rustic decor had to be casual? These gilded wooden place cards remind us of glamping—the perfect combo of earthy and refined. These unique cards have just the right amount of glitz for an outdoor wedding.

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APache by Annie Montgomery

APache by Annie Montgomery

Courtesy of Minted 

These glam place cards are the perfect mix of deco and modern design. With six different paper choices and eight different options for the foil detailing, you'll no doubt find a color combination that fits your needs. 

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Brown Fox Creative Wax Seal Cards

Brown Fox Creative Wax Seal Cards

 Courtesy of Etsy

We just can’t get enough of wax seals—they’re a beautiful, classic detail that never fails to impress. These gorgeous cards feature hand-torn edges alongside silk ribbon—it's an elegant place card that's sure to wow your guests. 

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