Wednesday, July 2

wedding planning: creative escort card ideas

One functional aspect of wedding decor that definitely shouldn't be overlooked is the escort card - and modern brides are definitely looking beyond the traditional folded cardstock to find ways to tie the escort card into the wedding's overall theme and decor.  If you are doing long, farmhouse-style tables or picnic tables at your reception, you might not need escort cards - maybe a "sit where you like" sign is more your style.  However, if you're doing traditional round 8-seat tables, escort cards that direct guests toward their table - denoted either with a number or a name - are a way to help guests avoid confusion and "where do I sit?" anxiety, especially for out-of-town guests or those who may not know many others at the wedding.  Basically, escort cards keep your wedding reception from feeling like the cafeteria on the first day of middle school.

Kraft paper luggage tags are secured on framed chicken wire with mini 
clothespins; this look is perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding with a rustic theme.  
You can check out DIY directions directly from the bride on Oh Lovely Day.

For an elegant vintage-inspired event, beautiful antique skeleton 
keys are tied to escort cards with ribbon in the wedding's color scheme 
and displayed on a salvaged door.

DIY marbled paper was used to create these calligraphy escort cards.
Erin's tutorial shows how easy it is to get this elegant look.

Washi tape was used to create a quirky, modern background for 
this simple escort card display designed by Isabella Sikaffy of 
Florabella Weddings for a lovely wedding in Chebeague, Maine.

Traditional escort cards have a new look when they are
placed in a bed of ombré flower petals at this colorful Island 
Cove Marina wedding designed by True Event.

This artistic display goes full-on ombré with pastel colored 
escort cards and a floral swag, perfect for a gypsy-inspired coastal 
wedding designed by La Boheme Events.

Which of these unique escort card displays is your favorite?

1 comment:

  1. Those skeleton keys are such a cute edition to the escort cards!