As an alternative to individual place cards for each guest, some couples choose to make a large poster or picture collage frame with guests names and the table number they are assigned to. It can be organized by table number or alphabetically and is displayed by the door where the guests enter. The nice part about having the poster instead of place cards is that it lasts as a decoration all night, once your guests take their place cards you have an empty table. Remember, this is yet another opportunity to tie in your theme, or colors, or to showcase some of your favorite pictures of the two of you as a couple.
Please note: If you are doing a served dinner you must still have place cards or something for the guests to show their server specifying what meal they pre-ordered.