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The Marriage of Nameplates and Weddings

For anyone that is not familiar with the wedding planning process, I envy you. So much goes into it to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your special day. You decide on your DJ, your photographer, your cake, your venue, and the list goes on and on. I’ve often believed that if you can make it through the stress of planning a wedding together, you can handle pretty much anything.

One of the most important aspects of the wedding is the seating arrangement at the reception for the guests. You have to comply with family wishes, avoid putting people together that do not get along, have a good mix of men and women, and correctly label and spell everyone’s name. One way people choose to do this is by providing place cards with names and table numbers written on them. Essentially those place cards are like desktop nameplates that tell each person where to sit. On the name plate you have your name, your table number, your dinner choice and occasionally a friendly greeting from the bride and groom.

A few of them also display the relation of the person to the bride and/or groom. For example, at the head table the nameplates resemble “Chuck Norris: Groom, Elizabeth Banks: Bride, Natalie Portman: Maid of Honor” and so on and so on. The name plates not only let you know where you are to be seated, they also determine and publicize the “rank” of the person at the wedding. Sometimes people choose to label the mother/father of the bride and groom’s place cards as well, so that people who are not familiar with the layers of the family will be able to easily identify who these people are. Name cards play a very important role in making sure that the wedding runs smoothly and no unnecessary drama takes place.

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