How to Choose Placeholders that Serve as Reception Favors
Make your place card holders do double duty and save money.
By Steve Smith
Wedding favors are a great way to thank your guests for sharing your special day. Think about how to make place card holders personal so they reflect your personality, theme of your wedding and reception, and stay within your budget.
- What You Need to Know
- Check your budget to know exactly how much you have to spend on place card holders and keepsakes. If you can combine them into a place card holder that's also a keepsake, such as a photo frame or a luggage tag, you can save money.
- Estimate the number of guests you'll need place card holders for based on your guest list.
- Plan to order your place card holders at least eight weeks before your wedding to allow time for order corrections and for writing out the table assignments and cards.
Find the place card holder wedding favors section at your favorite online stores.
Pick the place card holders that match your theme and decor. For instance, if you are having a fall wedding choose holders that match the season with leaf designs and autumn colors.
Narrow your choices by selecting place-card holders that have another function. For instance, some will also hold photos and notes and can be used on a desk or table in someone's home.
Find the place card holders that have decorative qualities and can also be used as keepsakes. Photo frames, luggage tags, themed wine bottle stoppers, candle holders and many other choices are available online.
Choose card holders that can be personalized. Add your name and wedding date to the place card holder to make it a favor.
About the Author
Steve Smith is a freelance writer on topics including travel and weddings.
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