7 Ways to Personalize Wedding Place Settings

Photo courtesy of Mariah Gentry Photography

Photo courtesy of Mariah Gentry Photography

A beautiful place setting will not only wow your guests, but it is an easy place to infuse your personal couple style into your wedding reception.

I love a uniquely styled table that is welcoming to guests, so I thought it would be fun to share a list of some of my favorite ideas for spicing up the old ivory napkins and plates! I also included a link to my Pinterest board of some place settings that have me all heart-eyes emoji-ing!

1. Personalized Wedding Mad Libs

(Or Wed-Libs) are a fun word game for guests to play while they wait for dinner, and it will get the conversation going at the table. Also, they would probably be pretty fun to read later if you had your coordinator collect them for you - something to chuckle at as you remember your wedding day after your honeymoon!

2. Menu as a Bread Bag or Silverware Wrap

I love seeing beautifully typed or calligraphed menus incorporated into the place setting design, and it's a bonus when they're functional! I know guests also appreciate the ability to read about the wedding meal before it is served or before they hit the buffet line.

3. Personalized Favor Boxes

Or bags or plants or whatever else your heart desires! A special way to say thank you to guests that can also serve double-duty as decor.

4. Mix-and-Match Antique Dishes

I just love this look, and think you can tailor it to your design aesthetic a few different ways. You could mix up every single place setting to make each one unique; design every table with its own set; or (my favorite) keep each setting the same, but choose a charger, dinner plate, and cake plate that are different, yet complement each other in color and style.

5. Colored Glassware

This is a great way to add a pop of color to your place settings. And, it sure feels fancy and fun to drink from pretty pink or blue glasses!

6. A Thoughtful Thank You Note

Such a sweet personal touch, and you know your guests are likely to read it since it will be right at their seats. This is also another way to incorporate a favorite text or calligraphy, or you could even do these in your own handwriting.

7. Sweet Flowers Tucked Into Beautiful Cloth Napkins

I think this would be a fun way to incorporate more florals, especially if your centerpieces focus on a different element. Flowers and cloth napkins tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things!

I hope you found this list helpful as you plan out your place settings for your wedding reception. For even more inspiration, head over to my Pinterest board!


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