After your ceremony is over the first thing your guests will see before entering your reception is your escort card table. This is the first glimpse in to the theme or overall feeling of your reception. You want to make sure this table makes a statement about your event. Many brides do not put a lot of effort in to the design of their escort table and, although I agree you shouldn’t spend too much time on it, I think it is a very important part of your event.
You want to make your escort cards visually appealing while also making sure they are functional. Try not to think of a concept that will confuse your guests or delay them entering in to the reception. No matter how beautiful your escort table looks it will still upset your guests if it is a confusing process to find their name.
First think of your theme or feeling of your event and start brainstorming ideas that would match your wedding. For a beach themed wedding you could use sand dollars placed in sand with shells! Or look how cute this paper looks when it is bent to look like a beach chair? Just add an umbrella and you are instantly taken to the beach!
This idea is so cute for an outside garden wedding!
If you have a signature drink or a favorite soda you can tie a string with the names and table # around the bottle or glass.
With a vintage themed wedding you can use an old door to hang your escort cards…love this!
Or you can use luggage tags decorated Washi Tape (my new favorite decorating tool)!
This idea may not be for everyone but for a vintage wedding you can use ties and bow ties as a way to display your escort cards!
To make a statement you don’t always need to have a unique idea. Sometimes it is all about how they are displayed to make an impact.
I love the idea of using mirrors or frames on the table as a way to display your escort cards.
Two of my favorite DIY ideas for escort cards are below. How amazing does it look to use paint chips in varying shades of your wedding colors!
And another favorite is the paper airplanes. It would have to be for the right wedding but how original is this idea?
I hope these ideas have helped you come up with your own unique idea!! If you have a fun way you are going to display your escort cards we would love for you to share!
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