(Closed) Are fancy escort cards worth it? Help!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are fancy escort cards worth it?
    No! You're crazy, no one will notice. Step away from Pinterest. : (41 votes)
    77 %
    Yes! That shiz is cute. I like the train. : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Yes! That shiz is cute. I like the bulldog. : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Eh, I wouldn’t. The other 2 are cute but I feel like it’s one of those details that guests wont remember. Stick with the ones you bought 🙂

    Post # 4
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You have six months to do it if you want, but don’t wait until the last minute!

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We did the simple/plain ones in silver. Honestly, they looked nice enough (matched our decor) and did the job, and they weren’t much effort at all. This is an area in which, if it’s not super important to you, it’s okay to take the less fancy route if it saves you time, money, and/or stress.

    But, if it’s a project you want to do and feel like is worth taking on, you still have time!

    Post # 6
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it’s not going to break the bank, I say go for it! I’ve had people tell me “oh, don’t sweat the small stuff” and other people say “it’s all about the details!” Obviously, this is something your guests are going to need to know where they are sitting, so they WILL notice it. If it’s something cute that ties in with your theme, I say absolutely go for it! 

    Post # 7
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    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    As a guest, I think I would be less inclined to remember what the card looked like and more inclined to remember how easy it was for me to get my card (i.e., were they in alphabetical order, were they easy to read, did I have to wait in a long line to get to them, etc.). If you don’t want the extra hassle, I think the simple ones look great.

    Post # 8
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t – but cute escort cards aren’t important to me.  They are just one of those necessary, functional items.

    if they are important to you, do it.  But be prepared to be the only one who notices how cute they are. 

    Post # 9
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I recently went to a wedding where a lot of time and money was spent on making fancy escort cards.  I know because I helped the bride put the little “effers” together.  Well, on the evening of the wedding, a third of the escort cards were left on the Welcome table.  The staff of the venue spent their time picking up cards from the floor.  And the only person who commented on the escort cards was my mom.  I even lost mine, which I wanted to show to FI who couldnt come to the wedding.  So in my opinion, don’t bother, unless it’s that important to you.  If you’re doing it to impress your guests, don’t!!!

    Post # 10
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would just stick with the simple escort cards that you have now.  Unless they were solid gold or dollar bills, I don’t think anyone would remember.  However, if you want to make them a bit more unique, why not add a stamp or little cut-out?  I have a fall themed wedding and we did plain escort cards (similar to the ones you have) but stamped a small leaf in the corner.  It was pretty cheap and didn’t take long at all.  I bet a little train stamp would look super cute!

    Post # 11
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    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the trains.. could you return the first ones you already bought?  Or is it too late?

    Post # 12
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Here’s my cheap cards with a little added embelishment.  I don’t even have a good photo of the ones on the tables:

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    LoL step away from pinterest!  I voted that I like the trains… but really, it is up to you if you want to go for them.  It’s almost guaranteed that no one will notice, but YOU will, and it’s your once in a lifetime wedding so shouldn’t you be happy with every detail??  But if you do think you can live without them, then you already have some perfectly good escort cards! 

    Post # 14
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would suggest keep the ones you have now but you can spruce it up a bit with a little bling embellishment or something like that. I am getting my escort cards from hobby lobby and decorating them myself. It’s a small detail that guests won’t think twice about. You are the only one who will notice because you are a bride planning a wedding.

    Post # 16
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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Escort cards really weren’t important to me, and I don’t think our guests really noticed. We just did our table plan in wooden picture frames. Easy peasy.

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