Everyone that is planning a wedding has a budget to stick to and when “one more thing” adds to their list, it can be daunting. In recent years, couples have been opting to have their favors as their place cards for their guests. It can make it so much more interactive for the guests during cocktail hour, they can showcase your personality, something you love or wedding theme, and it is something personalized for them to take home!

Photo by Erin McGinn Photography

Our friends at Blackstone Caterers have helped us with this topic by providing the following examples of new and upcoming “place cards”;

Champagne Wall: Each guest can have their own champagne for a toast at their table and they can keep their ‘place card’!

Photo by Erin McGinn Photography

Honey Jars: An adorable display can showcase local honey from your wedding region and also have a label for your guests to find their seat!

Photo by by Snap! Photography

Gold Animals: Each place card can be slipped into a unique animal for each guest and can be displayed on a table!

Tea Cups: Displaying vintage tea cups with flowers in them and a tag attached can escort guests to their seats and even add a pop to each guest table when they bring them to their seats!

Ornament: If your wedding is around the holiday, or you just love Christmas, having an unique ornament for your wedding theme (like an oyster!) is a great keepsake and escort card for guests!

Compass: Navigate your guests to their seats (literally!) and have something they can display in their home!

That’s all for now! For all of your wedding and special event questions and needs, contact Blackstone Caterers!

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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