21+ Printable Place Card Designs & Templates

It is common to see place cards in events, be it formal or informal. They are mostly used for weddings and lunch or dinner business meetings. The cards create a sense of formality that you mostly see in fancy and expensive restaurants. Other than helping you handle the seating for your guests, they have other purposes that will definitely be useful to you. And, just because the place card only contains the name of your guest or the table number that they are assigned to, it does not mean that you have to skimp on creativity. These place cards can also be a perfect medium for you to showcase your creative side. But, if you have run out of ideas, we have compiled a list of stunning place cards that will help you.

Before we go over the list, let us first discuss the importance of place cards and how they can be beneficial to you.

Water Color Place Card Template

Water Color Place Card Template

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Floral Wedding Place Card

Floral Wedding Place Card

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Wedding Place Card Template

Wedding Place Card Template

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Lace Wedding Place Card Template

Lace Wedding Place Card Template

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Escort Wedding Place Card

Escort Wedding Place Card

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Free Floral Wedding Place Card Template

Free Floral Wedding Place Card Template

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Why are place cards important?

Handling events is a deadly combination of stress and chaos. As the event manager, you need to make sure that everything is perfect and smooth-sailing, and you have ticked all the items on your checklist. Creating seat arrangements for your guests may seem a bit like micromanaging, but it is a proven method of cutting down seating time for your guests. We have created a list of key points about the importance of place cards in events, and they are as follows:

1. They help your guests. Normally, it is the guests who look for seats once they arrive at the event’s venue. But, by having place cards, you get to help your guests find their seats in a timely manner, which means more time for them to eat and chat with the other guests. Also, it would liberate them from the nerve-racking search for an available seat, especially if they are attending the event without a plus one or if they do not know anyone at all except for the host. In terms of formal events, it is already a standard procedure to include place cards in the preparations. Aside from that, it also has something to do with the proper etiquette for such events.

2. They help you. Ultimately, using place cards will help breeze you through assigning seats for your guests. You get to gain more time for other important matters, like making sure that food is already served on the buffet table or that the decorations are still intact. Also, it gives you extra time to relax and eat. As the backbone of the event, you need to rest up even if only for a moment. You do not want to run out of energy before the event ends.

3. They contribute to the overall aesthetic. Place cards add a sense of formality to the event’s ambiance. But these cards do not always have to give off such a vibe. You can design the place cards to complement the theme, whether it is a formal or informal event. For example, if you are going for a beach theme, you can design the place cards with seashells, palm trees, or a beach as a background or any kind of ornamental element that will fit the theme.

Floral Wedding Place Card Template

Floral Wedding Place Card Template

Planning a floral theme for your wedding? This template will blend in with the decorations for the special event. The colorful flowers are positioned as if they are being swayed by the wind. The font used for the couple’s names are stylish, but when tinted with pink, it now looks cute and matches well with the theme. To make this place card stand out more, you should surround it with flowers on the table instead of putting it on the plate. The white background will make it easily recognizable. Get this one now for an adorable addition to your decorations!

This template measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is styled in portrait orientation, although not really noticeable because of the slight difference of the width and height. It has 300 Dots Per Inch (DPI) resolution and a standard license to avoid copyright infringement. The files included in this package are compatible with commonly used photo editing software programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Publisher.

Fall Wedding Place Card Template

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Have you ever watched Korean dramas or Japanese anime? If you have, then you must have noticed the scenes they usually have in common: melodramatic moments with falling leaves in the background. It is such a cliché, but admittedly it creates a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing view. If you are going for a wedding theme with a similar feel, then let this place card be an additional element to your table’s decorations. Although the color of the leaves used in the design is green, you can freely change it according to your preference. You can turn it into orange or yellow, or any color that you think will perfectly fit your theme. It is a simple template, but since it is fully customizable, you can transform it into a stunning place card that everybody would admire at first glance.

The template is styled in portrait orientation with a size of 3.5 inches by 4 inches. It is well-layered and if you want to use the high-quality images in the design for other purposes, you are lucky because they are included in this package. The included graphic files are compatible with  Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Publisher.

Summer Floral Wedding Place Card Template

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The word ‘summer’ does not always translate to heat. Sometimes, it can be related to a season where beautiful flowers such as marigold, gaillardia, and daffodils bloom. If you have noticed, the flowers used in the design are similar to summer flowers. It is a perfect alternative design to the general image of the scorching heat that the sun emits during summer. A change of perspective can make a great difference. This way, your wedding will not only be a hot item, but it will also be as charming as the summer flowers in the design.

If you want to make some changes in the design, you can do so as this template is customizable. The size of this place card is measured at 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is styled in portrait orientation. You can open and edit this template using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Beach Wedding Place Card Template

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A beach wedding is a common theme, but it does create a wonderful view, especially with a gorgeous sunset in the background. Decorations for this type of wedding theme is usually minimal due to factors such as the strong breeze and soft sand in the location. If you are still contemplating on what decorations to bring to your wedding, put this place card on your checklist. It is a beautiful accessory to your guests’ tables. The design could not be more appropriate than having the wonderfully painted beach in the background with seashells and tropical flowers to accompany it.

This place card measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is in portrait orientation. The files are customizable and compatible with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Pink Floral Wedding Place Card Template

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If you are a fan of everything pink, then this template is definitely for you. It is a simple design with a pink flower in it that is occupying almost half the size of the card. The names of the couple are creatively put inside a box, and the font style used complements the simplicity of the overall look. If you want to change something in this template, you can do so as it is customizable. The size of this place card measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is in portrait orientation. You can edit the design by using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Garden Wedding Place Card Template

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How whimsical and dreamy it would be to have a wedding in a garden! Being surrounded by flowers is the aesthetic that most brides want for their special day. And, to accompany the theme, place cards such as this one are definitely the perfect choice. The classic and elegant design is what makes this template a complete charmer. The combination of yellow and violet makes the flowers stand out, even more so with that ash-gray background. Get this template now so you can add this to the decorations on your table.

This template measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is in portrait orientation. You can edit this place card using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Nautical Wedding Place Card Template

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A nautical theme for a wedding is an overused idea, but it is certainly a fun and creative one. It is an easy concept and since it is such, you can go all out with your decorations. You can do fun things such as putting tiny ships in a bottle as souvenirs or using a nautical map as a tablecloth. Use this place card as a finishing touch to your nautical-themed wedding. With the anchor as the main image, one look at this card and people can easily tell that it has a nautical theme. The leaves add a color and impact to the overall look.

This place card is styled in portrait orientation and measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches. It has a 300 DPI resolution for clear and clean graphics. Edit this template using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Vintage Wedding Place Card Template

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Who does not love vintage? It is a concept for events that people will always go back to because of its timeless appeal. What makes this template look vintage is the slightly rustic colors used for the background, making it feel like a worn-out card. The white flowers are great complementary elements that make the card look more vintage. If you are into concepts like this, then get this card now!

This place card measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches and is in portrait orientation. The files are customizable and compatible with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Different ways to assign seats for your guests

Assigning seats for your guests is a simple task, but it can get tedious in some cases. You have to consider various factors such as the guest’s affinity with the other guests in the same table as him/her or if he/she belongs to a certain group. Read on to know more about ways on how to seat your guests.

1. Proper etiquette

There are certain rules that you have to follow to have proper etiquette, and they are as follows:

  • At home: the host and hostess occupy the head seats or sit at either end of the table when you entertain business associates
  • Round or square table: the head seat will be defined depending on where the host decides to sit
  • Rectangular table: the heads’ seats are at the opposite end of the table
  • Male guests: they are seated respectively to the right and left of the hostess depending on their rank, and they are ranked according to their importance.
  • Female guests: they are seated respectively to the right and left of the host depending on their rank, and they are ranked according to their importance.

2. Totally random

This is the simplest way to seat your guests, but it has its repercussions. Randomly choosing seats for the guests may affect their mood depending on who you place beside them. It may annoy them if they are placed beside people they do not like and intensely bore them if they are seated beside someone they do not know. But, on a positive note, they might enjoy the whole event because they have fun talking to the people with them. It is a hit and miss.

3. By interests

If you are fully dedicated to your work, you can do some research about the guests and find out about their hobbies and interests. What TV series do they watch? Do they have a common profession? Do they like each other or not? You can use the gathered data to come up with a strategic approach to seating your guests. It is a grueling task, but it would be greatly fulfilling if it becomes successful.

Burgundy Floral Wedding Place Card

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Flowers are staples of every wedding ever. Burgundy is not a color that is commonly used for decorations. But, with the right color to match up with it, the design would totally look ravishing. In this template, burgundy and pink make up a perfect combination, just like how the couple is a perfect match for each other. Cheesiness aside, this place card is a great addition to achieve the look that you desire for your wedding.

This place card is styled in portrait orientation and measures 3.5 inches by 4 inches. It has a 300 DPI resolution for clear and clean graphics. Edit this template using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Publisher.

Name Place Card Mockup

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This place card can also be used as a tag should you want to do so. As you can see from the photo above, the card has a punched hole in it. You can tie this up to some of your decorations on the table. Or, you can use it is a souvenir so it will not be a waste because some people do not really care much about the place cards unless you give them a reason to.

PSD Table Card Mockup Template

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If you want a clean slate for your place card, you should get this template. This package includes a PSD file with a 300 DPI resolution (4500×3000 pixels) with basic card sizes of 4 inches by 9 inches and 5 inches by 7 inches. Though it has no smart layers, you can still easily edit colors of this card and its frame. Also, you will luckily get a high-resolution photo that is the same used in the mockup photo.

 Watercolor Flowers Table Cards Template

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Using watercolors as your prime medium in creating your art is underrated. It creates such a mesmerizing image that will definitely snatch anyone’s attention. The pink flowers look like they came right out from a renowned artist’s painting.Use this template to add an artistic vibe to your theme. Get this one now and impress your guests!

Meal Choice Place Card Template

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This is a cute design if you are hosting a dinner party. The little animal icons on the bottom left can be used as an indication to which table the guests belong. For example, if you decided to group your guests according to dishes that use beef as the main ingredient, you can put an icon of a cow in the place card. Or, if you are serving vegetarian meals, you can group all the vegetarians in a single table by placing a vegetable icon in their place card. It is a cute concept that will definitely entertain your guests. The icons are provided in both vector (SVG) and rastered (PNG) formats. Get this one now and start sorting out your guests!

Greenery Place Card Template

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This template is really simple, but it definitely gives off a classy and sophisticated look. The leaf is the perfect image to use to relate it to something green. The font style used for the name is a stylish one, which complements the simplicity of the overall look. If you are into simple yet elegant designs for place cards, then click that ‘Buy Now’ button above now!

Custom Calligraphy Place Card Template

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Calligraphy has been getting more and more attention due to its stylish and classy appeal. Usually, it is written artistically by using a certain set of pens. People are into this because it can make any text look artistic. In this template, the names are covered in gold. The only design included in this card are the glittery names and the table number, but its simplicity is all that it needs to stand out. This is a hand-crafted, personalized place card where you can choose which ink color to use for the text. You can order now by clicking that ‘Buy Now’ button above!

Woodland Place Card Template

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There could not be a more apt image to use as a design in this template than a branch of a tree. It even looks like the branch of a pine tree, which relates directly to this card name, WoodlandIt is another simple design that only needs a stylish font and a catchy image. The simplicity of it all is what makes this place card a standout. If you are fine with minimalistic designs, and if this card fits with your theme, then you better buy this one now before it goes out of stock!

Attending events can be quite frustrating to guests—even annoying. Save yourself from all the hassle and use these place cards to seat your guests. This way, you would gain time to do the other important matters needed for the event. Choosing a design may seem like an easy task, but we are sure that after looking at our list, it has now gotten you confused on which template to use. Despite the confusion, always remember that the design that you choose should be complementary to the theme that you are going for. You do not want to embarrass yourself by making the place card look out of place. Save yourself from the humiliation and choose carefully. We hope you have a great time choosing and we wish you the best of luck for your events!

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