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A lot more design is going into the creation and display of place cards; since this is the first big visual impact item guests may see at the wedding venue. With so many gorgeous design ideas now shown on Pinterest and Instagram, place card prettiness and impressive displays have become a very In trend for weddings, one that now takes a larger slice of the budget than this category did in the past.
Larger display pieces like tables and stand mirrors have entered this sector as a top design element, much in-demand, and sourcing these large display pieces may include rental fees, delivery and return fees, and deposits to guard against damage of these display pieces.
Lighting for this table has become a big focus, with candles and specialty lighting trained on the card displays to make them look like works of art (and help guests be able to spot their names in your venue's dim lighting.)
And a large floral arrangement or a line of tall florals behind the place cards also boosts your floral order for this table that is now getting far more design thought than it ever has. We can barely remember the days when a white tablecloth-covered table held just the rows of tented place cards.