#WeddingWednesday: Escort Card Inspiration
When your guests walk into your reception the first thing they will wonder is where they are going to sit. You need to make your escort card table, board, etc. as noticeable and accessible as possible so your guests know where to find their seats. There are a variety of ways that you can set up your escort cards to showcase your event them, personality or a fun aspect of your event. Here is some inspiration for setting up your escort cards.
One way to set up your escort cards is by hanging them on a string with clothespins in a picture frame. This couple got really creative and instead of having their guests find their names, they are having them search for their Facebook profile picture. It adds personality to the entrance of the reception. Your guests will be surprised and excited to see how much thought you put into your wedding day from the very beginning.
Go more traditional with folded escort cards. Put them in order in similar rows and place a centerpiece in the middle to add a nice touch to the beginning of the event.
Are you a wine connoisseur? Keep the wine corks from the bottles that you drink and ask your friends to do the same. Add some sparkle to each cork and use them as holders for the escort cards. It will add a touch of your personality and will look pretty too.
Use wine or champagne to greet your guests as they locate their name. This is preferred for 21+ weddings as it would be accessible to all. Include a stirrer or something that attaches to the glass for your escort card.
Make your escort cards simple and inexpensive yet elegant with an escort card board.
Make it easy by combining your escort cards and favors in one! Get succulents and put a popsicle stick with the guest’s name on it in each one. You can also wrap your favors in something with your guest’s name and table number on it.
Give your guests something sweet to eat once they walk in the door! Cake pops, cookies and cupcakes are all great choices for this unique idea.
Have your escort cards be a symbol of your new marriage. As the couple did below, have keys symbolizing the key to a happy marriage. You can also use keys to add a vintage touch to your reception.
Tip: To keep your guests from surrounding the escort card area for a long time, alphabetize the escort cards. This will make it easier for them to find and will allow your guests to enter the reception quicker. To make it easier on yourself and anyone helping with the day-of setup, put the cards in alphabetical order as they arrive or are made so that no one will spend time on the day of your wedding putting them in order.
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