@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.
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!
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...
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:
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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.)