17 Stunning Name Cards For Your Table Settings

Tell attendees where to sit in style with these 17 examples of stunning name cards to create the perfect place setting for your event.

Place cards are designed primarily to denote assigned seating at the table at an event. Escort cards are also sometimes used to inform guests of which table they should be looking for, to guide them from the reception area to their seat, to minimize confusion and lost bodies.

Place cards and escort cards can be a small but beautiful details that you can put thought and attention into. Attendees are expecting more than just the standard folded tent cards nowadays and that’s why we have compiled a list of stunning choices that range in price to suit all budgets and give your table scape a little something extra.

17 Stunning Name Cards For Your Table Settings
  1. Book Pages

These are perfect for last-minute event planning and ideal for low budgets too. You could choose a particular book and make attendees guess where their snippet came from as an icebreaker idea or you could make them random depending on what you have on hand. Either way it’s a lovely, simplistic idea.

Credit: Bookish Bliss

  1. Handmade Soap

This is a quirky idea, particularly if you are looking for ways to leave a lasting impression with your guests as this idea leaves them with a memento that they can use, take home, and remember where they got it. It’s organic and natural which will appeal to many and you could adapt the smells to suit the tone or theme of your event, e.g. seasonal scents.


Credit: Handmade & Homemade

  1. Green Agate

Think outside the box when it comes to calligraphy by using rock formations such as these stunning agate slices. A type of common gemstone that can come in a variety of natural and bold colors will make for an interesting talking point and could be for those with bigger budgets, particularly with a lot of guests.  

When shadow overcast.. #cococalli

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Credit: Cocotier

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