We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…
Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them
First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:
1. Succulent Place Card Favors
Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.
2. Mason Jar Place Card Favor
Whether guests are using mason jar drinking glasses or you’re filling up the jars with treats (like rainbow cake in a jar), adding a tag turns a mason jar into a place card favor in an instant! Check these out…
3. Candy Place Card Favors
Candy + a place card keeps everyone happy! Guests can find where to sit while enjoying a quick chocolatey candy before dinner.
4. Heart Place Card Favors
These paper heart place card favors remind us of Valentine’s Day! If you’re planning a wedding with heart details (perhaps on Valentine Day’s weekend?) or even a rustic favor, check out this one.
5. Cookie Place Card Favors
These look like elegant place cards, but look closer: that’s a cookie!
Just see how lovely they are atop a place setting:
6. DIY Air Plant Place Card Favors
Succulents are cute, as we saw in #1, but air plants are supremely awesome, too. Here’s how you can do-it-yourself: buy airplants (preferably already in a sea urchin, like these, which are already gift boxed, too), add a bit of twine (find at any craft store or home supply store) and include a decorative tag. I love air plants because these little guys require very little care… and they look great on desks. Guests will ACTUALLY use these.
7. Compass Place Card Favors
If you have a favor item that’s easy to tie a tag to, it makes place card favors even more of a no-brainer. If you’re planning a nautical wedding, try this compass place card favor.
8. Embroidery Hoop Place Card Favors
These sweet embroidery hoop place card favors warm our hearts. Each one is lovingly handmade for each guest and makes a lovely keepsake (or ornament!) after the big day.
Place Card Favors: Giveaway!
Now that you’ve seen our favorite place card favors, it’s time to win one! Between 1/3-1/9/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of ten white heart favors by VENDecor. This is an ideal prize for your head table, the bride and groom’s sweetheart table, or as a start to your favor purchase for your entire wedding. Use entry form to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. FREE shipping included anywhere (horray!) Prize value: $30. No cash value. Prize must be redeemed within 6 months. Winner must respond to winning email (also announced on this post on 1/10) within 72 business hours. Good luck!
Prize includes set of 10 small white hearts with twine ‘love’ tag. Tag can be customized with guests’ names instead, if the winner prefers. Made of wire, white paper cord and twine.
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