20 name card ideas

Add a unique touch to your wedding tables with these genius ideas for fun and quirky place settings and name cards

Your place or mine?


Get people talking with quirky name cards to help guests find their seats. Which one will make it onto your table?


Pot plants, from £5 each, marksandspencer.com. Yellow pot, stylist’s own. Lollipop sticks, £8.99 for 1000; mini clipboard, £1.49 for two, all hobbycraft.co.uk. Bamboo deli sticks, £1.99, for 20, pipii.co.uk. Butterfly badge, stylist’s own

Name of the game


Break the ice with these miniature name badges that will encourage guests to mingle.

Personalised fabric badge, £3.50, reddandbrown.com

City slickers


Urbanites will love these wooden models of the most famous London landmarks.

Wooden Big Ben (part of a City in a Bag set), £9.95, muji.eu

On the wings of love


These fluttering paper birds perch on the rim of guests’ wine glasses so a great choice if space is limited.

Bird place card, £6.99 for 10, confetti.co.uk

Flight of fancy


Pretty paper butterfly tags will perfectly compliment an elegant garden party theme.

3D butterfly card, £3.50, muji.eu

Cameo appearance


Period drama lovers will adore these Regency-inspired laser cut place cards.

Baroque frame, 74p each, weddingstar.com

Art attack


DIY brides will have loads of fun painting names and pretty floral decorations onto these china place names.

Ceramic name place, £2.35 each, weddingstar.com

Come fly with me


The perfect partner for your dream destination wedding.

Ceramic tag, £9.95, bigtomatocompany.com

Countryside charm


Tie these slate-style hearts onto sprigs of herbs or sweet smelling blooms to add a heavenly scent to your rustic reception.

Heart blackboard tag, £11.95 for four, velvetbrown.co.uk

Key to my heart


Brides on the look out for something different will love the kooky Gothic styling of these printed tags.

Waxy paper tag, £4 for two, papermash.co.uk

Strike a pose


Gather up pictures of your nearest and dearest and turn them into retro Polaroid-style snaps with their names scribbled on the bottom.

Polaframes magnet by DOIY, £14 for six (includes a whiteboard pen), bouf.com

Back to school


School yard sweethearts can give a nostalgic nod to how they met with these cute mini chalkboards.

Mini chalkboard, £8.99 for five, confetti.co.uk

Blooming lovely


Team these mini pots with a little packet of seeds to share green-fingered fun with your guests.

Mini plant pot, from £3.30 for 10, rainbowfloristsupplies.co.uk

All the fun of the fair


Tie around oversized lollipops for kitsch carnival chic.

Wooden manila tag, £2.95, pipii.co.uk

It’s a sign


Stake these mini signposts into cupcakes for irresistibly edible place names.

Bamboo sticks, £2.45 for 20, pipii.co.uk

Stuck on you


Make a statement with bright and bold stickers with whimsical prints.

Sticker label, £4.50 for 24 assorted designs, lollipopdesigns.co.uk

Beside the seaside


Beach babe brides take note, these engraved pebble place settings make great take-home keepsakes for guests too.

Personalised pebble, £14 each, letterfest.com

Write stuff


Blackboard napkin holders are the perfect partner for your monochrome colour palette.

Chalkboard napkin rings (includes chalk pencil), £30 for 4, Side by Side at twentytwentyone.com</p



These delicate paper swallows will look delightful among the pale pink roses and sparkling crystal vases of a high summer celebration.

3D swallow card, £3.50, muji.eu

Branching out


If clean and simple Scandinavian style is the vibe you’re channelling, these graphic print pop-up cards are ideal.

Pop-up tree card, £9.25 for five, lifesaparty.co.uk

Back to nature


Tying the knot in a woodland rural retreat? Bring the outside indoors with these sweet little heart tags.

Wooden heart tag, £10 for five, letterfest.com


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