Cobble place names, Etsy

16 gorgeous and unusual place card ideas

It's the little details that make your wedding table truly amazing.

One of the many, MANY reasons we love weddings is that there are so many ways to personalise the day and get creative. All the little details added to every part of your day make up something totally unique and we can’t get enough of all of the ideas and trends that come up every year.


From the big decisions like your wedding dress and venue to the final touches such as the favours and name places, we love seeing what couples pull together. When it comes to dressing your venue, and particularly your tables, you have way more choices than you probably imagined.

There are so many unique ways to make a statement and create a truly unique experience for your guests and the best news is you don’t need to splash out to achieve it. Simple, budget-friendly touches can make all the difference.

Table and place names can easily serve as part of your wedding reception décor and personally, we think the quirkier the better!

From feathers to pebbles and wooden blocks, there are plenty of options that will perfectly complement your theme and grab your guests’ attention. These unique little beauties are also perfect keepsakes for your guests to take away with them.

In fact, some of the fab ideas below can double up as adorable personalised favours – wedding budget win!

Whether you’re hosting a rustic barn celebration or a laidback party in an industrial warehouse, we’ve got the place names for you. You never know, they may even get you inspired to finally crack on with your table plan!

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Chocolate place names_Not on the High Street

A place name that’s good enough to eat? Sounds pretty great to us! Chocolate name place bars, Tailored Chocolates and Gifts at Not on the High Street, £3.25

Wood name setting, Not on the High Street

These custom-made wooden place settings make for perfect desk accessories post-wedding. Personalised wood name place setting, Emmy Designs at Not on the High Street, £3

Geometric place setting, Not on the High Street

The perfect combination of the contemporary geometric trend and traditional lace detailing. Personalised geometric place setting, Rocket & Fox at Not on the High Street, £2.25

Chalkboard heart tag, Not on the High Street

We bet your guests will want to take these cute chalkboard hearts away with them! Mini chalkboard tag, Ginger Ray at Not on the High Street, £2.99

Wreath place name, not on the Hughstreet

If you’re hosting a festive wedding celebration, then these cute mini wreaths are a must-have! Wreath name place cards, Ginger Ray, £4.99 for 4

Place name, Ginger Ray

Sweet and simple, this kraft card piece is a great choice for rustic weddings. Kraft place cards, Ginger Ray, £3.99 for 10

Superhero Place Names, Carbon Creations UK at Etsy

Calling all Marvel and DC fans! These are the place name cards for you. Superhero name place cards, Carbon Creations UK at Etsy, £12.99 for 15

Slate place name card_PoppyandPipkin

Guests will love these quirky metallic slate keepsakes. Slate place names, Poppy and Pipkin, £1.60 each

Driftwood place name_PoppyandPipkin

This would work perfectly with natural, rustic themes. Driftwood place name, Poppy and Pipkin, £1.60 each

Feather place card_the beauty if ink at Easy

Give your tables the golden touch. Painted feather place names, The Beauty of Ink at Etsy, £2 each

Parma Violets Place Name

A sweet favour and place name all rolled into one! Parma Violets place name, Swizzels, 60p

Shell place name, Etsy

Beachside weddings NEED these shell place names! Oyster shell place names, Beach and Meadow at Etsy, £2.50 each

Place names, Etsy

We can so see these sat on someone’s desk after the wedding! Solid oak place names, Natural Weddings at Etsy, £19

Seed Place Name Favour, Wildflower Favours

A favour and a place name all rolled into one, bloomin’ lovely! Recycled seed packet, Wildflower Favours, £1.10

Marble place names, Etsy

Marble and gold will bring a glamorous touch. Marble place names, Letters From Eden at Etsy, £2.71

Cobble place names, Etsy

Sweet and simple, we love these hand-painted pebbles. Wedding place stones, Cobble Doodle Weddings at Etsy, £1.40 each