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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?

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

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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

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

Personalised fabric badge, £3.50, reddandbrown.com

City slickers

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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

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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

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

3D butterfly card, £3.50, muji.eu

Cameo appearance

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

Baroque frame, 74p each, weddingstar.com

Art attack

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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

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The perfect partner for your dream destination wedding.

Ceramic tag, £9.95, bigtomatocompany.com

Countryside charm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tie around oversized lollipops for kitsch carnival chic.

Wooden manila tag, £2.95, pipii.co.uk

It’s a sign

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

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

Stuck on you

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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

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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

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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

Tweet-hearts

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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

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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

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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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