Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

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.

succulent place card favors

home again shop

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…

mason jar place card favors


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.

candy place card favors

designs by direction

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.

paper heart place card holders

ven decor

5. Cookie Place Card Favors

These look like elegant place cards, but look closer: that’s a cookie!

cookie place card favors

kathryn murray calligraphy

Just see how lovely they are atop a place setting:

cookie place card favors wedding

kathryn murray calligraphy

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.

air plant sea urchin place card favors

hinterland trading

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.

compass place card favors

laura hooper calligraphy

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.

embroidery hoop place card favors

anna lou avenue

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 Details

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.

white paper heart place card holders

Entry Form

Happy Planning!


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Taylor D.

Love the wood candle holders!

Justyne M

I like the Flower Place Cards

Sky Sparkle

I love the
Elegant Wedding Table Flowers- Set of 3, Paper Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flower Decoration, Rustic Elegant Wedding Decor, Small Table Flowers


I like the set of 4 Crocheted Napkin Rings.

Justyne M

i love the Twine Spiral Bud Vase