Place card & escort card ideas… continued

As promised… here are a few more ideas for place cards and escort cards!  First up – escort cards hung from a clothesline have been a staple of outdoor weddings for the past several years, but are also really easy to customize to suit your wedding style and theme:

{images above by Bethalee Photography via In Style Weddings, from via Snippet & Ink}

Instead of hanging escort cards in the air, these escort cards are attached via miniature clothespins and twine along a flat table surface:

{via Wedding Paper Divas}

One charming wedding featured escort cards in the form of a handwritten note to each guest from the bride and groom – such a wonderful and personal touch!

{via Bird Dog Press}

If you plan to work with a calligrapher for your place cards (or even plan on doing the calligraphy yourself), stamps are a great way to dress up standard tented place cards. Paper-Source carries a great selection of stamps featuring floral patterns, animals, and other designs, but you can also try searching ebay for vintage stamps.

{via Bird Dog Press}

If you’re not planning to use calligraphy, try Kathryn’s suggestion of using individual rubber stamps to spell out guests’ names, or try using an every day object, such as these old playing cards, and label them using pre-printed or hand-written names on store-bought labels:


{both via Snippet & Ink}

Continuing the rubber stamps idea, I’ve always held a particular fondness for this constellation idea, as well as using small bunches of lavender as escort cards:


Martha Stewart Weddings

Last for today, in addition to making fun Save the Date cards, post cards can also serve as a fun option for escort cards, with guests’ names and table number written in place of an address:

{via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

I’d love to hear your ideas – what are you doing for your escort cards or place cards?

{images via their respective sources}

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}