This is one of the prettiest wedding place card table ideas I have seen. It was created by Todd Lloyd, Mark Ephraim, and Shylah Petkus from Top That Event and displayed at a table top competition sponsored by the National Association of Catering Executives. Fortunately there are lots of photos taken by Shannon of Clicking Through Life. which bring out all of the details of this beautiful table.
Shylah gave me a brief overview of the table theme: The look is one of old world romance with items at different heights of vases and levels. Taking a look at the entire table you see a curtain backdrop with the seating chart, elegant candles, and mini flower arrangements placed on the table and a level of glass. The colors of the flowers match the lovely textured pink table cloth. The “Wishing Tree” is also a highlight of the table and will be shown in more detail.
The place cards are practical as they are pre-printed tags tied to each vase filled with flowers for guests to take home as favors. The heart charm add extra charm and is an inexpensive way to add to any favor or gift. Perfect for a spring or garden theme wedding, you can use flowers that match your wedding colors.
To add to the old world look, a framed seating chart displays the guests’ names in alphabetical order. Notice the elegance of the calligraphy and soft candle light that surrounds the frame. You will also see a subtle image of roses as the background. This type of seating chart can be very handy, as it can be created in advance and placed in the frame. So on the day of the wedding reception it ready to be transported to the location and placed against a wall.
Finally one of my favorite parts of this table is called the “Wishing Tree .” It is a modern take on a “guest book.” However, instead of writing in a book, your guests can write personal wish on a tag and hang it on a tree. The bride and groom can then take the tree home as a reminder of the hopes that each guest has for them as they move forward with their new life as a couple. This idea proves to be very meaningful. I have seen other wishing trees at weddings, and some couples actually spray paint actual branches and use them on each individual table as a centerpiece. The cards are great conversation starters at the tables.
As you can see, wedding wishes and advice cards were supplied as were pens and pencils.
Here are a couple of mini vases that can easily be used as place card holders: