Place cards may be a small detail but the success of the reception depends on getting the seating right! If you are having a medium or large sized wedding, you definitely want to consider place cards for the reception. There will be too many guests for general mingling, and having the groups pre-organized will hopefully prevent any awkward moments or anyone feeling left out. It also provides you with the opportunity to gather those most dear to you and help them get to know each other. And it’s not unknown for a hostess to use place cards to even do a little subtle matchmaking!