33 Unique Name Card Ideas for your Wedding
Whether you decide to tie in your name cards with your theme (think pinecones for woodland weddings) or simply match them to your colour scheme, there are countless ways to get creative with name cards.
One idea which kills two birds with one stone is to add guest names to their menu cards; this can look beautifully elegant and saves you buying extra sets of stationery - anything that helps the budget stretch is something we’re keen on!
Handmade name cards are a lovely personal touch too - think rustic luggage tags with names written on in calligraphy font, or simple tags tied to flowers that match your bouquet.
Pine cone name card
This pine cone name card is absolutely ideal for winter weddings, and would look equally wonderful at a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/ideas-for-outdoor-and-woodland-weddings/20535.html" target="_blank">woodland wedding</a>. <br /><br />The glitter detailing makes it extra special, and we love the simplistic white tag with the silver font on it. <br /><br />It acts as a great souvenir for your guests to take home with them, and won't break the bank either, if you're having a large wedding which requires lots of name cards - just DIY at home. <br /><br />Foraging in the forest for pinecones could be a really fun activity to do with your bridal party too, before heading home with your treasure and coating the cones in silver glitter - we bet it's not one of the <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/bridal-party-roles-and-responsibilities-who-does-what-and-how-to-pick-them/21901.html" target="_blank">bridal party roles or responsibilities</a> they were expecting!
Animal name cards
Go for gold with these fun animal name card holders; they'll add extra character to any table setting, and the fact that they're gold creates a little extra glam on your big day.<br /><br />Check out our <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/15-ways-to-use-gold-spray-paint-at-your-wedding/21397.html" target="_blank">ideas on ways to use gold spray paint at your wedding</a> to make even more decorations to match your animals
Key name cards
These vintage style luggage labels look amazing attached to fairytale inspired keys - we can imagine them fitting right in at a wedding held in a castle.<br /><br />Have a look through our <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/uk-wedding-awards-2016-best-castle-venue/21535.html" target="_blank">best castle wedding venues in the UK</a> to inspire your choice.
Drinks bottle name cards
Combine your favours and name cards by affixing name labels to the favour; it works particularly well in this case, with the labels attached to tiny little bottles that remind us of Alice in Wonderland
Apple name card
Using an apple as a name card is one of the most unique ideas we have ever seen - we absolutely love that the name is written onto piece of paper that looks like a leaf.<br /><br />The pearl pin is an extra special touch too. <br /><br />This name card idea is best suited to a simplistic table settings - if it was extravagantly decorated it might be a little overpowering. This minimalistic looks is just perfect.
Conker name card
If you're holding an autumn wedding, conker name cards are a fun idea and they won't cost the earth either - just make sure you gather enough to make one for each and every guest.<br /><br />They could even be used for conker fights later in the evening - just keep the fun and games away from any crystal wear!<br /><br />
Floral bird name card
This colourful bird name card is a great choice if you want to match your name cards to your colour scheme; just design it to correspond with the hues of your blooms.
Handcrafted name cards
These handcrafted name cards are almost too cute for words; we love the adorable button detailing and can imagine they'd be so fun (and simple!) to make at home.
Cardboard name cards
If there's a particular symbol you've featured on all of your wedding stationery, why not add it to your name cards too?<br /><br />We love the little fox on this name card, but can imagine it'd be equally lovely with a floral design or even a stag.
Champagne cork name card
Any excuse to drink champagne and we're there - and just imagine how many bottles you'll need to drink to make enough name card holders for your wedding!
Elegant name card
This simple mirrored name card exudes class, especially when complemented with a taupe silk ribbon tied in a bow.
Dinosaur name card
We know a few page boys who would love this little dinosaur name card - we know he's small, but he'll definitely make a big impact!
Dog name card holder
This adorable dog name card holder was used at You and Your Wedding's Lifestyle Editor Hollie's wedding, as part of a larger dog theme.<br /><br />Check out her flawless <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/autumn/real-wedding-pastels-and-dog-themed-details-at-a-suffolk-barn/20689.html" target="_blank">pastel themed wedding here </a>
Doily name card
Turn your place mats into name cards for a money AND time-saving trick; we love the intricate writing on this doily, creating a lovely and timeless wedding style.
Feather name card
Feathers are a popular feature at weddings, and we totally understand why. They're a lovely and delicate addition, especially when dipped in glitter, like this one.<br /><br />Have a peek at our <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/23-chic-and-subtle-glitter-wedding-ideas/21347.html" target="_blank">chic and subtle glitter wedding ideas</a> for ways to add a little extra sparkle to your big day.
Flower name card
This intricate floral decoration makes for a gorgeous name card; any friends that are into origami will come in pretty handy if you decide this is a detail you want on your big day.
Regal name card
This name card has a very regal air about it, thanks to the deep blue ribbon and golden name plaque. We think it would look perfect at an <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/20-best-historic-wedding-venues/20402.html" target="_blank">historic wedding venue</a>, surrounded by picturesque gardens and imposingly beautiful buildings.
Vintage place setting
This vintage style fabric bow would look amazing at an <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/wedding-style-how-to-create-an-afternoon-tea-party-reception-look/21961.html" target="_blank">afternoon tea inspired wedding</a>. We love the ceramic name tag in the centre, too.
Hessian name cards
If you're a fan of hessian (who isn't, when it comes to weddings?!) then you'll love this mini hessian sack with the handmade label tied on. It adds a delightful handmade feel to this table setting.
Simple name cards
Sometimes simple is stunning, and that's definitely the case with these minimalist name cards. The style of writing keeps them from being too plain, while the sprig of rosemary adds an extra special touch.
Pebble name card
This pebble name card would lend itself wonderfully to a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/mood-board-seaside/18753.html" target="_blank">seaside wedding</a>, and they're super simple to make once you've armed yourself with a Sharpie.
Alcohol name cards
Tie your name cards to bottles of beer for a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/mood-board-boho-festival/19868.html" target="_blank">festival chic</a> vibe - though this may not be the best idea for under age guests.<br /><br />If you're keen for a wedding without little ones, you might be interested in our <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/stationery/no-children-wedding-invitation-wording-examples/21932.html" target="_blank">no children wedding invitation wording examples</a> - trust us, you'll need them!
Cut-out bird name cards
These intricately cut-out bird name cards will make an elegant addition to any wedding, no matter the theme.<br /><br />We love how they perch atop your glasses, especially since it saves space on the tables for your centrepieces; check out our gallery for inspiration on <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/wedding-table-decorations-and-centre-pieces-25-interesting-ways-to-dress-up-your-tables/22128.html" target="_blank">ideas for your wedding centrepieces and table decorations</a>.
Chocolate bar name card
If you're having a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/the-best-chocolate-wedding-ideas/21544.html" target="_self">chocolate themed wedding</a>, personalised Dairy Milk bars make for perfect name card - they double up as <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/favours-and-thank-yous/11-delicious-chocolate-wedding-favour-ideas/22746.html" target="_self">chocolate wedding favours</a> too!<br /><br />Image: Instagram.com/daniellearmstrong88
Canine name cards
Couples going for a dog theme will love these name cards with a cute spaniel printed onto them. <br /><br />If you have a furry friend you want to make homage to on the big day, check out our <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/23-ways-to-incorporate-your-love-of-animals-in-your-wedding/21581.html" target="_blank">ideas for incorporating your love of animals in your wedding</a>.
Simple name card
If you've got a dramatic centrepiece or table design, it's best to keep your name cards simple.<br /><br />Go for a clean label with an elegant font to keep it classy without being overpowering.
Pineapple name cards
These might just be the most wacky name cards we've ever seen - can pineapples even be called name cards?! Either way, we love this vibrant idea and think it would fit right in at a tropical wedding or a destination do.
Butterfly name cards
These butterfly name cards are beautifully delicate, and who doesn't love a butterfly wedding theme?
Vintage name card
This retro inspired name card would look fantastic at a throwback or vintage wedding - imagine the girls flouncing around nearby in '50s style dresses - almost too kitsch to handle!
Bird name card
This subtle blue and white bird name card holder is so discreet you could fit it in with any wedding theme, be it held in a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/best-pub-wedding-venues/20400.html" target="_blank">pub wedding venue</a> or a more <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/17-modern-wedding-venues/19663.html" target="_blank">modern wedding venue</a>.
Dymo label name card
As a bride-to-be, Dymo label makers will be your best friend, especially when it comes to crafting your name cards.<br /><br />The black and white stickers add instant cool credentials to even the most plain of labels.
Name card and menu card combination
Combine your name card and menu card into one item to save on your stationery costs. It also saves you having lots of little pieces of paper littering the tables at the end of the night.
Wooden name cards
How we love this wooden name card! The engraving is so adorable and we immediately thought of Goldilocks and the Three Bears - just make sure you're not serving porridge at your wedding!