One of the biggest wedding trends you will be seeing this season is unique place cards. As a vendor, it is important to remember that your clients not only want a wedding that impresses, but one that allows them to add their own personal, creative touches to elements throughout their decor.

 

Money-saving Ideas

This upcoming 2018 wedding season, as wedding planners, we are seeing so many couples use unique touches with their place cards. They are small and can be made to be inexpensive, and even pull double duty as favors. We love seeing couples use creative and savvy ideas to save money; if your clients create place cards that can also double as wedding favors, it is an excellent opportunity for them to save money. Items we have been seeing with our Simply Elegant clients include their favorite foods, drinks, sauces, or interesting elements that help pull their decor together on their tablescapes.

 

 

Make it Your Own

Place cards are a fantastic way for clients to personalize items for wedding guests to enjoy. Edible place cards are one of the biggest trends right now because they can typically also be used as favors. Some of the favorites we have seen are clementines, packaged macarons or cookies, bagged popcorn, homemade hot sauce, and olive oil. Another interesting trend with place cards that we have seen are the use of unconventional surfaces, think multi-colored agate stones, wood, balloons, plants (like cacti), die-cut metal and stone, and wine corks. It is quite easy for clients to find these types of items to be used as place cards at hobby shops, out in nature, or at the grocery store! With a beautiful colored calligraphy pen, it is very easy to add wedding guest names to these unique place cards, and it is an easy way for clients to incorporate items that are special to them into their wedding. This also allows clients to share these special momentos with their guests, and it is an easy and affordable way to wow guests.

 

Attention to Detail

It is quite easy for couples to get lost in planning all of the big ticket items, but place cards are an excellent opportunity for them to take a piece of their own creativity, and turn it into a fantastic, multi-functional place card/favor. Weddings are all about personalization, and at Simply Elegant, we are absolutely loving that our clients are coming up with these fantastic and fun alternatives to traditional paper place cards.