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How to Create Place Cards in Microsoft Publisher

Place cards are very efficient in events such as a corporate banquet, a wedding reception, and other large events. These are used in order to direct people and guests to their respective seats. Once these are used, guests can easily locate their seats which can help toward saving time and disorder.

If you want to make wedding place cards, corporate place cards, and other types of place cards, here are some easy tips on making them:

1. Choose a Template

To begin your work, you may need blank place card templates that will match your event. Choose templates that you will like to work with. Once you have chosen a template, you may now start editing. Another thing, you need to choose a software to work with. You can use Publisher. This software focuses more on designs and graphics rather than making documents, making your work easier.

2. Placing a Place Card on the Table

These cards are placed on tables. The thing is, you have to decide how you can place them. Will you use a tent card? Tent cards are designed in a triangular form. This type of folding can be read from both sides. If you want to use place card holders, you will just have to print simple cards and insert them on the holder.

3. Designing Your Place Cards

Designs can vary and they depend on the event. Since there are hundreds of events, you have to coordinate your designs with the event. For a professional event, you need to use formal designs. For a wedding, you may use romantic themes. All you have to remember is to keep harmony with your work. Don't be too unconventional with designing, which can make your cards look cheap. Keep these cards look presentable as much as possible.

3. Look into Your List

To start making your place cards, you need to check the guest list. You should include all the names of these people. If your guests will bring a guest with them, you may have to ask the name of the guest they will bring. This way, you don't have to write the word "Guest." Writing their names on the place cards will make these guests feel more welcomed rather than just plainly writing "Guest."

4. Writing the Names

When you write the names of the people on the place cards, you need to be cautious. If you are making place cards for a corporate event, you need to make it formal. Label the address of these people formally. You may start with "Mr./Mrs./Ms" and then write their names. For instance, you are making a place card for a family, you can say, "Smith Family." Keep etiquette in writing the names. Also, when you address these guests, make sure that you are keeping up with the atmosphere of your event.

5. Fonts

It is necessary to use readable fonts. Do not use overly dramatic fonts which can give people a hard time reading. However, you really have the liberty to choose which fonts you want. Sometimes, you may want to use cursive fonts, but you have to keep in mind that they have to be readable. You can use calligraphy to add more design to the cards. Choosing for a font will depend on your taste.

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