Chrissy
Expert June 2014

Escort cards-- help!

Chrissy, on January 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 15
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We're trying to decide escort cards right now and are wondering how people are doing theirs. If we order folded business cards, we'd have to hand-write names. We have horrible handwriting, so we're looking for alternatives. Do most people just print on card stock and cut? I'm afraid that will turn our crooked. Also, if it's not scored and supposed to fold, I imagine that won't fold well.

We need to do easy to read escort cards for each table, so the venue can know how gets what meal. Maybe we're overthinking it, but advice or tips would be appreciated.

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  • Out the Window
    Master May 2014
    Out the Window ·

    Clear labels

  • Chrissy
    Expert June 2014
    Chrissy ·

    We've thought of those, too, but are afraid they'll be obvious. We're definitely using them for the invitations, tho.

  • Sarah
    Master August 2014
    Sarah ·

    OTW has a great idea with the clear labels. Sadly IDK how to top that lol

  • Out the Window
    Master May 2014
    Out the Window ·

    Old fashion typewriter

  • Blondie123
    Super July 2014
    Blondie123 ·

    We are attaching aged tags (dipped in coffee or tea) to skeleton keys that are also bottle openers. The tags will have the name and table number on one side and a stamped tandem bicycle in green on the other. My Wedding Stage Managaer (she chose the title) has a cricut machine, and it will write the name and table number on the front, cut the tag shape, and then I will stamp the back.

    You do a few things- they make paper perforated so you can rip them into business size pieces- just google avery business cards. You could print on those first and then rip and fold. The perforations are usually pretty fine, but the edges won't be totally smooth. Or you could have them printed and cut- maybe with vista print, or maybe even with a fedex office (kinkos). You could try cutting them yourself, but I have never gotten paper to cut as straight as I would like. But I am in marketing an am picky like that.

  • Out the Window
    Master May 2014
    Out the Window ·

    Seriously, clear labels aren't the end of the world. If you can hire a calligrapher or get a friend with pretty hand writing to do it, go for it.

  • T.
    Master November 2013
    T. ·

    These are mine. I printed on the cardstock itself, cut them myself, and they came out fine.

    I'm not sure what process you've come up with for the venue to figure out each person's meal choice, but I organized the place cards by color according to their preference. Ex: The sandy colored cards were for anyone who chose to have chicken, the blue was for beef eaters, and the white ones were for the vegetarians.

    Good luck!




  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·

    Buy business cards and use the template they provide to print onto the business cards. They should be perforated already

  • Megan
    Super October 2014
    Megan ·

    I am making my own. I printed them on white paper and am gluing them onto gray card stock that I cut into quarters. This was a test one so I think the final result will look better. I bought a $12 paper cutter from staples so everything comes out straight.


  • Megan
    Super October 2014
    Megan ·

    I am making my own. I printed them on white paper and am gluing them onto gray card stock that I cut into quarters. This was a test one so I think the final result will look better. I bought a $12 paper cutter from staples so everything comes out straight.


  • Blondie123
    Super July 2014
    Blondie123 ·

    All these hand cut cards are like scratching a chalkboard on my brain... but again, I'm paid to be picky. Sorry- it's not voluntary.

  • Chrissy
    Expert June 2014
    Chrissy ·

    Blondie, I feel the same way. I'm not truly crafty, so I don't think I could cut it straight enough no matter what.

  • SXC
    VIP November 2013
    SXC ·

    We used a paper cutter to cut ours. Printed names and then I did embossing details in different colors so that they'd know who ordered what (red =meat, blue = fish, green = veg)

    http://koordinationbykrisanna.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/094_111613_seattle-aquarium-wedding-chad-stephanie-nicole-goddard-photography-inc_947c7074.jpg

  • Alice
    Devoted September 2015
    Alice ·

    Use a Template for the Names and Table Numbers.

    Print them out on a card stock versus office paper.

    Take them to Staples/OfficeDepot. Have them laser cut them. (quick, straight, clean edges, & very cheap)

  • Alice
    Devoted September 2015
    Alice ·

    Use a Template for the Names and Table Numbers.

    Print them out on a card stock versus office paper.

    Take them to Staples/OfficeDepot. Have them laser cut them. (quick, straight, clean edges, & very cheap)

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