Place card & escort card ideas…

For those of you trying to gather ideas for escort cards and/or place cards for your reception, I thought I’d pull together a few of my favorite ideas:

These rustic table name/number signs and holders are a great way to help guests find their way to their table. Via Big Sur Bride.

These would be a fun idea for place cards. From mintd via Brooklyn Bride.

Rebecca Thuss Escort Card Inspiration via Oh So Beautiful Paper Rebecca Thuss Escort Card Inspiration via Oh So Beautiful Paper
A couple of playful spins on traditional place cards by the ridiculously talented Rebecca Thuss. These keepsake escort card booklets could include favorite quotes, or even your marriage and ring vows from the wedding ceremony (if not included in your programs), in addition to seating and table information.

Erica from thoughtful day continued the design from her invitation suite to the place cards.

Another option is to use wallpaper or patterned heavy paper to DIY your own place cards – although just be careful to make sure that guests’ names are legible on the front of the card. Via {ritzy bee}.

These escort cards were arranged around a long piece of paper featuring the pattern from the couple’s wedding invitations. Via The Bride’s Cafe.

This wedding featured place cards in the shapes of birds, which were placed in guest’s champagne glasses. Via Style Me Pretty.

For any brides with a vintage travel theme, vintage maps and stamps would make great elements for travel-inspired place cards and escort cards. Check ebay for vintage stamps, and Paper Source for reproduction prints of old maps on flat paper. Vintage map inspiration board via Perfect Bound.

These adorable tags from Linda & Harriett would make wonderful place cards or escort cards – either hung from manzanita branches or from the back of each guest’s chair.

I love the simplicity of these DIY place cards – featuring only the guest’s first name and an image used throughout the paper products for their wedding. Via Once Wed.

These escort cards blend modern style with personal touches; from the wedding of Eva and Fabrizio via Brooklyn Bride.

I’ll have more place card and escort card ideas a bit later on. Oh, and for those of you not quite sure what the difference is between a place card and an escort card, there’s a pretty good explanation at Something Old, Something New.

{images from their respective sources}