Did you know that there is a difference between escort cards and place cards? Escort cards escort guests to a specific table number whereas place cards assign guests to a specific seat at a table. They can be as simple as a folded piece of cardstock with their names written on it or as creative as a mason jar, piece of fruit or succulent. Often times, they can double as favors for your guests too!
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Escort cards can be a great way to show off your creativity – there are so many fresh and fun ideas to choose from, no matter what your style. Check out some of our favorite escort card ideas:
Modern: Laser-cut stationery is a total trend these days, so we are obviously loving these escort cards by Red Tree Creations – the pop-up number adds a sense of whimsy. These cards would look just right at a contemporary wedding space, like a loft.
Natural: Potted plants serve double duty as both a favor and an escort card. A hardy plant, like a succulent, will serve as a long-lasting reminder of your wedding for your guests – plus make a pretty addition to their homes.
Easy and Eco-Friendly: Instead of using a ton of paper to give an escort card to each guest or couple, why not create a board that features all the table assignments in one place? Aside from being easy to create, it eliminates the “I lost my escort card” confusion at the start of the reception.
Beachy Cool: The whole escort-card-hanging-on-clotheslines trend? Been there, seen that. But if you’re still into the clothespin thing, consider unique places to hang your cards – like a weathered ladder, which looked just right at a recent destination wedding.
Shabby Chic: If you’re planning on creating an escort card/favor combo, make sure that the favor is something your guests will actually use. We think these pretty painted coasters are both functional and sweet.
Nostalgic: Remember cootie catchers from elementary school? They make super-cute escort cards, too! We guarantee your guests will squeal with delight when they see these.
If you’re hosting a beach wedding, you have lots of options for sea-themed decor motifs – anchors, sailboats, seashells, fish, and yes, starfish, just to name a few. We think starfish just scream “summer,” while feeling natural and whimsical at the same time. Check out a few of our favorite starfish escort cards, and even more beach-themed escort cards here.