Many brides choose to use place cards at their reception. These cards can be used to display the number of the table or the name of the person that is to be seated at a certain spot. There are many sites on the internet that sale place cards. However, using creativity and some every day objects you can create place cards that are not only cost effective but also add a more personal touch to a piece of paper.
Paint sample cards
When picking out the right colors for a room or any other thing many people resort to getting paint sample cards. These cards will show a color in various shades. However, you can use these as creative place cards with your wedding color. Cut out two square worth of the paint strip and fold it. Then place the name of the person or table number on the card. These can stand up on their own to make great place cards. You can pick a variety of colors or just stay with your wedding colors. These strips are free. You can not beat that price when trying to work on bunch.
Paper and clothes pins
Using a piece of construction paper cut out creatively, you can place numbers or names on them. Then place a miniature clothes pin on the bottom of the paper to help them stand up on their own. Once more you can include your own colors and many people will appreciate the fact that you took the time to write each name down by hand. This should not take much more time then addressing the envelopes for your invitations did.
Small picture frames and paper
Buy a small picture frame. The size will depend on how big you want your place card to be. Stick a color piece of construction paper with a table number inside and place the frame on the table. This works better with table number versus name cards because of their size. Often you can find frames at old consignment shops or your local discount stores.
Cork board and stamps
You can use cork board and stamps for a creative idea for place cards. Slip a sheet of corkboard under your centerpiece or plate and then stamp it. You can use letter stamps and other stamps, depending on your wedding theme or idea, to personalize a place card.
Place mats and fabric paint
Fabric paint is useful for personalizing anything. You can use it to paint on place mats the number of the table or name of guest for your wedding.
These are just a few creative ideas for wedding place cards. Each of these ideas will save you money and add a personal flare to your big day.