ARRANGE THE SEATING
Seating cards or place tags are a nice touch regardless of the event’s formality. Unique seating cards make your guests feel special and provide direction so they won’t have to make any decisions. Instead, they can focus on simply having a good time.
A seating plan can prevent awkward situations and promote upbeat conversation. Note each guest’s personality and place them next to others they will likely click with.
GIVE A GIFT.
Seating cards can serve double duty as place tags and party favors. Attach each card to a small gift or treat for each guest to take home as a reminder of the lovely evening.
Be as creative or simple with the seating cards as you’d like. A small tag with an attractively written name will do, like these subtle cards from Lauren Shaver of Bless’er House. Or let them shine as larger contributing pieces to the table decor.
KEEP IT COHESIVE
Be sure the seating card and party favor stay within the theme of your table to create a cohesive look.
Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home posts a simple menu at each place setting so guests will know exactly what delicious dishes they can look forward to.