Planning for the big day is something that should be taken extremely seriously as for some it is seen as the most important day of their lives. Weddings take a great deal of organisation from deciding on the guest list to choosing what type of flowers will be in the bride’s bouquet. Everything needs to be accounted for, all the way down to table settings. It may not seem like a big deal to some but, place settings and table numbers are essential for the day to run smoothly.
Setting out a table with each guest's name will help to direct them on where they are sitting throughout the reception. Place settings come in many different forms and can cater for your style and budget.
In this guide, I have picked out a selection of unique ideas for place settings that I have found on Etsy. They range from simple designs that are suitable for those on a budget to place settings that are slightly more costly but special.
With love for your Lips – Sweet Cecily’s Wedding Place Setting Lip Balms & Personalised Lip Balms
Here at Sweet Cecily’s, we have just launched a brand-new range of place settings in the form of a Lip Balm. The range consists of 4 tasteful designs that can suit many different wedding themes.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind design, we offer a bespoke service where you can discuss your ideas with our team who will then design a unique and personalised lip balm sticker for you and your wedding guests. The lip balms can serve as a table setting and wedding favour all in one. So, it may make your gift buying a little easier.
Minimalistic with elegant writing or floral patterns that are bright and colourful, we can create a design with your wedding theme in mind.
The lip balms make for great keepsakes to remind your guests of your special day. Also, they are made from only natural ingredients to ensure that your lips are left feeling nourished yet non greasy.
With a selection of 11 flavours to pick from, there will be a scent to suit everyone.
If your wedding party is a fan of cocktails, wow them with our range of boozy balms. On the other hand, if they have more of a sweet tooth, there's a bunch of delicious flavours to choose from too.
Price per lip balm varies depending on order size.
Elegant Yet Eye Catching - InkEtch
If you are looking for a classy place setting that isn't the usual name tag on the table, this may be the option for you.
InkEtch specialise in personalised name tags for champagne flutes. They come in a number of different shapes and fonts. There is a selection of colours to choose from, they include: Mirror gold, Mirror silver, Rose gold, Frosted, Wood & Clear.
These small tokens work out at around £1 each (cheaper the more you buy) and make for great keepsakes of the day. I personally really like the idea of these name tags as they look sleek and stylish.
Keeping it Simple - HollyandFred
If your wedding is going for the minimalist look then a wooden place setting will fit in with the day nicely. The simplicity of a wooden plaque will show your guests where they are sitting all whilst keeping with a minimalistic look.
These designs can all be personalised with your guest’s name and date of the ceremony to make it exclusive to each member of the wedding party.
For less than £1 for one, this style of place setting is ideal if you are working with a smaller budget and are looking for a simple yet pretty design.
A Real Crowd Pleaser - Kyridesign
When I came across these designs on Etsy, I instantly thought what a great idea for a wedding place setting. Although this is one of the pricier options, it would definitely be a crowd pleaser on your special day. For £16.50, Kyridesign digitally hand sketches each design so that it can look as accurate to your wedding guests as possible.
The personalised cut-outs make for great conversation starters if guests are sat on a table with people they haven't met before. The unique design will also make for a great take home gift that could be framed as a reminder of your special day.
Hand Picked & Handmade - LovelyLettersUk1
These place settings are made using sea glass and are a great way to recycle washed up waste. Lovely Letters offer a truly handmade and handpicked experience as all of the sea glass pieces are foraged from a local beach. Therefore, each one will be different in size, shape and colour.
These dainty pieces of Sea Glass make for minimalistic yet elegant place settings.
Each place setting is £2.50, and it comes with a handwritten white calligraphy name.
Beautiful But On A Budget - TavernCreative
For those of you who are working on a budget or who have a large amount of guests at the wedding using a simple card place will do the trick.
Tavern Creative offers a selection of different place settings from floral patterns to holiday destination cards that can cater to your wedding theme. Each card can be customised with the guest’s name in a font of your choice.
These cards are the cheapest out of the ideas in this blog with one card costing around 36p.
I hope that this blog has given an insight into some of the unique ways that you can show your guests where they are sitting throughout your wedding reception.
Finding a place setting that fits in with your wedding theme may seem like a challenge however, there will be something out there to suit your budget and style.