Thursday, July 29, 2010

Escort Cards

Escort Cards are a fun & fabulous way to get creative and it doesn't have to be $$$. It's one of my favorite parts about a wedding. It truly showcases the couple's personality. Here are some fun photos of escort cards (courtesy of The Knot)

A French wire urn filled with hydrangea, hybrid roses and phlox stood in the center of the escort card display. The cards were arranged in vertical rows and separated with white rose petals and glowing votive candles, creating a warm scene for arriving guests.

Antique-inspired brass compasses tied to luggage tags paid tribute to the couple’s love of travel, doubled as favors and told guests where to sit.

The escort cards were displayed in framed pockets that hung from an easel. Ashley’s creative maid of honor helped design the display with frames the ladies found in an antique shop.

Table assignments were written in a formal script font on tented cards, which were displayed on a bed of light blue and green hydrangeas.

Delicate flower head pins were used to attach the DIY escort cards to displays made by the bride. Victoria wrapped boards with gray silk and displayed them in white painted frames.

The bride used green paper with a variety of patterns to make the escort cards and then hung them from string with clothespins inside the barn.

For a nontraditional spin on escort cards, the couple gathered smooth stones from the beach and wrote the guest’s first name on one side and the table name on the other.

The couple’s planner wrapped a thick pink ribbon around a tree and clipped the escort cards with wooden clothespins. Amy and John printed the cards themselves with supplies from Paper Source.

Cardstock with a cross-hatch design and vintage font were tucked into envelopes with guests’ names handwritten in white ink. Each card contained a table name that honored one of the locations important to the couple.

Brown card stock was printed with lyrics to the couple’s three ceremony songs -- Journey’s “Faithfully,” Lionel Richie’s “My Love” and Phil Collins’ “A Groovy Kind of Love.”

Have fun!!!

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  1. Love all the creative ways to display escort cards! Thanks for sharing.


  2. What great escort cards! Love the rock ones and so many hand-lettered cards! Especially like the black envelopes with the beautiful Palmer hand.