As I promised last week, I'm back with some escort card inspiration.
Escort cards are often a place where wedding planners like myself like to create something more interesting than just the traditional card and envelope. Don't get me wrong, I love traditional escort cards and they definitely have a place at events. But for more "fun" or laid-back events it's great to get creative and re-invent the traditional escort card.
Read on to find some unique escort card ideas!
Don't be afraid to play around with color and materials. For a striking display at a past bat mitzvah, we created lucite "cards" that were etched with each guest's name and table assignment.
For a simple yet impactful change, why not switch the shape of your escort card? These simple round cards from a past bat mitzvah where striking and fun when arranged en masse.
You can bring in shapes from your invitation or the overall event design so your escort cards are cohesive with the rest of the event.
Sometimes escort cards also allow you to pair give a little party favor to your guests early in the evening.
In this case, the bride loved these individual wine glass charms she found on Etsy, so they were made to designate each guests' table and attached to their escort card.
Sometimes a traditional escort card can just be kicked up a notch with an inventive presentation. This striking cantilevered shelf structure served as the centerpiece to the ballroom foyer and filled the space nicely while serving its purpose practically and beautifully.
Unexpected items can often become the best escort cards! These beautiful tiles are perfect for an outdoor wedding or party with a Spanish or Moroccan feel.
I came across this photo and just had to share it. This is quite the inventive escort card display!
While I think in this case aesthetics trumped practicality, doing a target escort card display might be fun for a smaller party -- not a 300 person wedding!
Skeleton keys have long been popular escort card trinkets. I love them, particularly if you're celebrating in a historic mansion or other "vintage" building.
I love these tassel escort cards for a fun, colorful celebration. How fun would they be for a circus-themed party?
Simple touches (like these clothespins) can really elevate your escort cards and help create a beautiful escort card display. Since this wedding was in the country, clothespins and a worn board wall seemed like the perfect way to display these escort cards.
And, yes, we purposely rusted the nails used on this escort card wall to enhance the worn, country feel.
Which of these escort card ideas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!