wedding escort card display idea pink wall with individual roses on shelves and
Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyJosefina Weddings & Events

Escort cards are just one of the necessities you'll need for your wedding reception. They correspond to your wedding seating chart and play a crucial role in helping your wedding 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 creative wedding escort card ideas and displays will inspire you to think outside the box—or card, rather—for added ways to play up your wedding theme on the big day. (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. 

champagne wedding escort card with rainbow balloon arch and
Jasmine Norris Photography

Champagne Escort Card Wall 

Get the party going as soon as guests walk in the door by pairing your escort cards with glasses of bubbly! Champagne walls have been trending for a few years now, and truthfully, we can't get enough of them. Personalize yours with a neon sign, flowers, or colorful balloons. Of course this wedding escort card idea 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.

dessert wedding escort card idea individual boxed cookies displayed on shelf with
Cushing Field House

Dessert Escort Card Display

Who says you have to wait until after dessert to eat dinner? Individually boxed treats, like cookies, macarons, doughnut bites, or cupcakes, will give your wedding guests something to snack on when they first arrive at the reception or cocktail hour.  

vintage hutch with flowers and greenery coming out of the drawers and escort cards displayed on shelf
Wilder Floral Co.

Flower-Filled Hutch

If you're hosting a vintage-inspired wedding or garden-themed wedding, this wedding escort card idea is romantic and aesthetically fitting. Source an antique hutch from a local event rental company and turn it into a focal piece with your escort cards and botanical details.

champagne flute wedding escort cards with stir sticks engraved with guests names
J. Anne Photography

Event design by Angelica Rose Events, Escort cards by ShePaperie

Champagne Escort Cards With Stirrers

Here's another option if you love the champagne wedding escort card idea. Fancy drink stirrers, like these engraved rose gold ones, immediately turn ordinary glass flutes into stylish (and drinkable) escort cards.

wooden board decorated with handwritten escort cards and fresh flowers
Fleur, Inc.

Calligraphy Escort Card Wall

Use a wooden board surrounded by greenery and lush flowers to turn even the simplest of wedding escort cards can be transformed into a memorable display.

wedding escort card display idea pink wall with individual roses on shelves and
Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyJosefina Weddings & Events

Wall of Roses

If roses are your favorite flower, you won't want to miss this wedding escort card idea. Use a pegboard or slotted shelves to display escort cards that are attached to individual roses—this assortment of white, blush, and pink blooms is incredibly pretty.

wedding escort cards tied to vertical ropes
Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers

Rope Escort Card Display

Use twine to tie paper escort cards to vertical ropes, creating a rustic, laid-back look that's fitting for an outdoor wedding.

watercolor wedding escort card display
Cmart Celebrations Wedding & Event Planning

Nautical-Themed Escort Cards

Boat-shaped escort cards are a fun way to add detail to a nautical wedding theme. Add a watercolor accent to the display to tie the whole aesthetic together.

vintage buffet table decorated with olive oil escort card/favors and greenery
Rock Paper Scissors Events

Vintage Buffet 

Your escort cards can also double as wedding favors—just make sure you add a custom tag or label for each guest. These gourmet bottles of olive oil look so stylish atop a vintage buffet decorated with fresh greenery.

vintage keychain escort cards displayed on a nail board
WINK!

Keychain Wedding Escort Cards

We love this unique wedding escort card idea: retro-style keychains engraved with guests' names and table numbers. The best part? They're great keepsake items for your friends and family to use long after the wedding.

white wall with gray ombre wedding escort cards and fresh greenery
Owl & Envelope

Ombré Wedding Escort Card Wall

For a modern minimalist wedding theme, arrange calligraphy escort cards in an ombré pattern against a white backdrop. Add a floral installation to one side for a touch of drama.

hanging wedding escort card display
Blossom Events

Hanging Wedding Escort Card Display

If you love the hanging centerpiece look, take the idea to the next level by using a suspended arrangement to show off your wedding escort cards.

escort cards that look like miniature books displayed in vintage library card catalog boxes
Nicole Smith Wedding Planning

Book-Themed Wedding Escort Cards

This creative escort card display is perfect for a book-themed wedding (or if you're getting married at a library venue).

seed packet wedding escort cards on clothesline with clothespins
Velvet Alley Events

Clothespin Wedding Escort Card Display

Clothespins are an easy but decorative way to showcase both traditional and alternative escort cards, like these seed packets.

raw-edge wedding escort cards decorated with gold wax seals and colorful ribbons
Wandering Heart Paper Co.

Wedding Escort Cards With Wax Seals

Use wax seal stamps to instantly give ordinary paper escort cards a regal, Old World look. We love classic wax colors like gold and silver, but you can find almost any hue to match your wedding colors—or melt colors together to create a swirled effect.

tropical wedding escort card idea with calligraphy on leaves
Amy Abbott Events

Tropical Wedding Escort Cards 

Using leaves as escort cards will bring island-inspired flair to your reception space. Showcase the leaves on a framed bulletin board along with candles and streamlined wedding decor for a chic tropical theme.  

greenery wall with white neon sign of couple's last name and escort cards hanging underneath
Life in Bloom

Neon Sign Wedding Escort Card Display

glowing neon sign adds spunk and personality to your wedding decor, and your escort card display is a fabulous spot to show off a custom sign that bears your last name or initials.

hexagonal escort cards with individual crystals placed on top
Mason Alley Calligraphy

Wedding Escort Cards With Crystals 

Send your guests to their seats with all the good vibes by pairing each wedding 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 the rest of your wedding decorations for a cool bohemian look. 

dried pink and white sea urchin shells displayed on a tray of sand with escort cards
Odalys Mendez PhotographyChancey Charm

Seashell Wedding Escort Cards

Sea urchin shells make lovely wedding escort card ideas for a beach wedding or coastal theme. Use shells in the same color palette and place them on a bed of sand for the most decorative look. Another on-theme option: using colorful sea glass instead of dried shells.  

folded escort cards displayed in a tray of fresh lavender buds
Alchemy Event Studio

Wedding Escort Cards With Lavender

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!

nautical wedding escort card idea gold compasses engraved with guest names
Pamela Price

Compass Wedding Escort Cards 

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

boho wedding escort card idea paper cards decorated with assorted greenery leaves
Nessa K Photography

Wedding Escort Cards With Greenery

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

boho wedding escort card idea with cards hanging on macrame rope
Hyde Park Photography

Macramé Escort Card Display

Macramé details are a must for any boho wedding theme. 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.

potted succulent escort cards displayed on ladder
Rustic Glam Rental Co.

Potted Succulent Escort Cards

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 wedding favors. Succulent escort cards also serve as a decorative accent when displayed on a ladder shelf like this.

rustic wedding escort card idea using birch tree branches with slots for the cards
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.

moss wall with paper escort cards and
Lovers of Love Photography

Moss Wall Escort Card Display

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 woodland-inspired, fairytale effect that is perfect for an outdoor wedding at a vineyard or forest venue.

equestrian ribbons as creative wedding escort card idea
LVL Weddings & Events

Champion Ribbon Escort Cards

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.

classic wedding escort card display idea folded cards on faux grass
Elias Kordelakos Photography

Faux Grass 

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

dark charcoal gray paper cards displayed on a wooden board with burgundy flowers and greenery
Sebesta Design

Moody Wedding Escort Card Display

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.