heidi
VIP October 2014

Show me your escort cards!

heidi, on September 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 35
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I'm thinking of doing escort cards instead of a seating chart, and I'm looking for ideas. Show me yours!

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  • Koch Bride
    Master September 2014
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    Here are ours Smiley smile Our venue is an old historic building and has the look of a library inside so our escort cards are bookmarks. Guests will pull them out of books.


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  • Gina D
    VIP October 2014
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    @Koch - Rittenhouse Square is beautiful! Congrats girlfriend. I'm close, maybe I'll sneak in and take a peak - LOL So happy your day is approaching quickly. Seems like yesterday we were all introducing ourselves on WW.

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  • Koch Bride
    Master September 2014
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    Thanks Gina! I know it does feel like it was yesterday. All of our tables are named after locations in the city. We have Rittenhouse, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin Bridge, Fairmount Park just to name a few. My friend is part of the mural arts program in the city and sketched out the different areas for our table numbers and they look awesome!

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  • Sarah
    Master October 2014
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    We are having a vintage wedding out in the country. We found some old, beat up luggage tags and are turning those into escort cards. My FH has BEAUTIFUL penmanship (believe it or not), so I am going to have him write the names and table numbers on them. I just posted a pic on my blog...

    http://christopherandsarah.us/a-season-of-change/

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  • heidi
    VIP October 2014
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    Keep 'em coming!

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  • Koch Bride
    Master September 2014
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    Heidi- what is your wedding theme?

    Some of my favorites I have seen were OregonEmily's river rock escort cards and when we were considering doing favors, I liked the idea of combining the favor with an escort card. Like a cookie with a tag saying the person's table. I don't have Emily's exact picture but I found these:



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  • cece1219
    Dedicated September 2014
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    I ordered these from etsy along with most of my other paper goods. Its on white shimmer card stock and simple and I love them!


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  • heidi
    VIP October 2014
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    We don't have a theme ... but we are using sangria, gold, and ivory as our colors. I was thinking of something like the picture below with sangria as the back color instead of black and gold in the design instead of yellow.

    I've also heard of people using their favors as escort cards ... we have little boxes of chocolates, but I have no idea how to work those except by attaching a card to them, at which point I might as well make an escort card and put the boxes on the tables.


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  • KimS
    Master September 2014
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    @Koch - I adore those! Definitely something I would keep!

    Being musicians (FH is a guitartist) we're incorporating small musical touches. Ours will be similar to these, except we're using different colored picks to show meal choice: purple for beef, silver for fish and green for veggie.


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  • heidi
    VIP October 2014
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    I do love the picks Smiley smile

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  • Koch Bride
    Master September 2014
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    Ooh Kim! I love those! Its funny, unless I can eat a favor I usually trash it but I hold onto escort cards. I just love them!

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  • ReneeCool
    Super December 2013
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    If you are into baseball, here are our escort cards. Smiley smile


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  • heidi
    VIP October 2014
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    Cute!

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  • ringtail
    Savvy September 2015
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    Our escort cards are supposed to look like roses - made from paper. In the photo it has the plate type written out, just so we can remember who gets what color - but the actual cards will have the names on them instead.


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  • Rebecca
    VIP June 2015
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    We haven't decided if we're doing a seating plan or open-seating (it's a rustic barn, and we're keeping it casual), but my cousins strung yarn between two artificial topiaries on a table, and used tiny wooden clothespins to hold a cardboard escort card for each person... it was easier to see then when they're on a table, and the table surface could still be used for the favors.

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  • KimS
    Master September 2014
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    These are some cool looking escort cards, y'all!

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  • Boston Kate
    Expert May 2015
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    I don't have our escort cards yet, but I'm planning on combining them with the favor and doing one of those "seed card" escort cards with plantable paper. My wedding is in the spring, so I thought it would be a fun idea.

    Haven't decided on the exact style yet, though.

    (The top one the whole card is plantable. The bottom one only the attached flower is plantable.)



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  • Pancakes
    Master October 2015
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    We are doing photo strip frames with slips inside saying the name, table number and a quote saying thank you and to use the photo booth. I added a ribbon and a pumpkin charm to them.


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  • Sarah
    Super August 2014
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    From my wedding on Aug 23


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  • heidi
    VIP October 2014
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    These are so great! Smiley smile

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