Elegant Escort Cards


photos by Corbin Gurkin

Escort card displays have come a long way from the days of white printed cards set out on a table in alphabetical order. Many brides (and their wedding designers) are choosing to make these a focal point or another place to pack a design punch. Since this is an area that guests are guaranteed to see and experience, it’s a great place to get creative.  For a floral themed Colorado wedding, a simple chandelier in the foyer leading into dinner was covered in greenery and used to hang die cut flower seating cards from ribbon. The flowers were calligraphied in different shades matching the color palette…


photos by Corbin Gurkin

For a recent traditional wedding at home, an arched doorway leading outside to the dinner tent was covered in garland, and the escort cards were alphabetically woven into the greens. Simplicity ruled best here, but with a hint of whimsy, guests noted the thoughtful touch. Design by Tara Guerard Soiree.


photos by Liz Banfield

If you want to stick with a more traditional route, ways you can dress that up or give a new look to it are by using different holders, or placing them on a topper with pretty color or pattern giving it some depth. For a wedding down in Georgia, native granite rocks were weighty card holders for simply handwritten cards.


photos by Corbin Gurkin

At this wedding with lots of blue pattern play, white glass subway tiles were caligraphied with varying shades of blue just to add some dimension. It was so tailored and lovely atop a blue patterned linen.


photo by Elizabeth Messina

At this outdoor tented affair, a sailcloth tent awaited guests on the adjacent lawn. A moss covered board was adorned with flower buds, and vintage keys and metal tags embossed with guests’ names. The paper tags attached let guests know which table to find, and the tags doubled as little keepsakes! Similar adornments were included in their vintage themed invitations, so it was nice to revisit this idea at the actual wedding.

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