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Escort cards are just one of the necessities you'll need for your wedding reception. They correspond to your wedding seating chart (which you likely put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into!) and play a crucial role in helping your guests find their table assignments. But even though your escort cards are first and foremost functional details, they don't have to be boring. These wedding escort card ideas will inspire you to think outside the box — or card, rather — for added ways to play up your wedding theme and showcase your creativity. And if you don't want to stop there, take a look at our favorite wedding place card display ideas to surprise your guests once they take their seats. 

Personalize your reception decor with these creative wedding escort card ideas. 

Amy Abbott Events

Tropical Leaves

Using leaves as escort cards will bring tropical flair to your reception space. Showcase the leaves on a framed bulletin board along with candles and streamlined decor for an ultra-modern, trendy result.  

Life in Bloom

Neon Sign

Glowing neon signs are some of the coolest wedding trends around right now, and if you have one, it deserves to be showcased! Your escort card display is a fabulous spot to show off a custom sign that bears your last name or initials. 

Mason Alley Calligraphy


Send your guests to their seats with some good juju by pairing each escort card with its very own crystal. You can choose the crystals based on their meanings or simply use stones that match your color palette. And you don't have to stop at escort cards — you can incorporate crystals into your wedding decorations for a cool bohemian look.   

Chancey Charm

Shells & Sand

Sea urchin shells make lovely wedding escort card ideas for a beach or coastal theme. Use shells in the same color palette and place them on a bed of sand for the most decorative look.    

Alchemy Event Studio


For a classic garden wedding, display your escort cards in a tray of loose lavender buds. The natural fragrance will have your venue smelling heavenly! 

Letters by Jennifer

Miniature Clothespins

Clothespins are a practical yet decorative way to showcase your escort cards. Use the clothespins to hang the cards on strings for a vintage rustic style

A&P Designs


Get the party going as soon as guests walk in the door by pairing your escort cards with glasses of bubbly! Of course this only works for the 21-and-older crowd, so if you have any underage guests, be sure to swap out champagne for juice or sparkling water. 

Whimsy Weddings


Fresh fruit decor is a fun alternative (or addition) to traditional wedding flowers. Certain fruits, like clementines, apples, and pears, can be used as escort cards that are functional and tasty.  

Pamela Price Photography


Personalized compasses tied with striped ribbons make decorative wedding escort cards if you're having a nautical preppy theme

Nessa K Photography

Botanical Details

If your motto is "less is more," then you'll love these simple botanical escort cards. Ask your florist to save any leaves that were removed while creating your wedding flower arrangements. Mix-and-match greenery will only add to the earthy aesthetic!  

Hyde Park Photography


Macramé details are the latest trend for boho chic weddings. This innovative escort card display is giving us all the free spirited vibes. Plus, you can repurpose the macramé as a wall hanging in your home after the wedding is over! 

Rustic Glam Rental Co.

Potted Succulents

Potted succulents are a two-for-one deal when it comes to wedding escort card ideas. They make adorable escort cards, especially for an eco-friendly wedding or greenhouse venue, and at the end of the night, your guests can enjoy them as take-home favors. Succulent escort cards also serve as a decorative accent when displayed on a ladder shelf like this.  

Black & Hue Photography

Branches & Greenery

You can create this escort card display relatively easily by repurposing tree branches or logs. Cut paper-sized slits into the branches at even intervals, and then add greenery and fresh flowers for bursts of color and texture. 

ShoeBox Photography

Ribbon Strands

Create the illusion that your escort cards are suspended in air by hanging them vertically on ribbons. This wedding escort card idea works for nearly any style, but we love this romantic look paired with a chandelier and lush greenery. 

Lovers of Love Photography

Moss Wall

Are moss walls the new floral walls? We can't say for sure just yet, but this stylish escort card display could convince us once and for all. The dark wood laser-cut sign paired with the moss creates a fairytale effect that is perfect for an outdoor wedding at a vineyard or forest venue. 

LVL Weddings & Events

Champion Ribbons

Make your guests feel like the VIPs that they are by awarding them ribbons guiding them to their corresponding tables. This option is a whimsical take on classic style, and it's one of our favorite wedding escort card ideas if you're getting married at an equestrian farm or stables. 

Elias Kordelakos Photography

Grass Turf

Tuck your escort cards into neatly arranged crates of faux grass for a classic springtime vibe.  

Sebesta Design

Wooden Board

Transform an ordinary wooden board into a decorative display by adding flowering vines along with your escort cards. The dark brown and burgundy hues in this display would be gorgeous at a moody fall wedding