Escort card/Table number ideas

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I’m doing local honey sticks with flags on them in little jars to separate them by alphabet. Maybe that would work with your theme?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@smrlovingrl:  We’re having an outdoor ceremony/reception. We’re wrapping ours around a tree trunk. I bought striped twine & spray painted mini clothespins in gold.

 

OR to go with the golf theme:

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Dareebs: That’s a nice take on the golf theme, when I first read it I just couldn’t picture it – but that’s very pretty!

@smrlovingrl: I just finished burning our escort cards.

I found that it was tricky in the beginning, but then I started to understand the wood burner a little better and it became easier. Sure, it’s not as neat as it would have been if I had done it with paint – but I think it adds to the rustic touch that it’s not perfect! If you don’t like the way yours came out, try using a simpler font. I did end up cursing the fact that I didn’t pick a sans-serif one. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@smrlovingrl: 🙂 I picked a font I liked in Word, then typed down all the names and printed them. After that I cut them out from the paper, placed a bit of carbon paper between the paper and the wood and traced the text with a pen. Then I just filled it in with the wood-burner. Very simple, but a little time consuming – been at it since 8 am this morning, just finished and my wrist is sore! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@smrlovingrl: So strictly speaking they’re not escort cards, but place cards that we’ll place next to each plate, we’re only about 30-40 people so I figured I didn’t really need a full fledged seating plan. However, had we done that I would have placed the number on the back.

As for the same name issue, we only had one case of that. See the one close to the front saying Siv U? Well, we had two Siv’s, so I just added the first letter of their last names – Siv S and Siv U.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@smrlovingrl:  Do you have any theme to your wedding?

If you like the idea of the bookmarks use that for your escort cards.

You don’t necessarily have to have a link between the escort cards and the table numbers.

If you want a link to the table numbers you could raise the number up on a stack of books, miniature books would be cute as you already have lanterns for your centerpieces. Or, you could raise the lanterns up on a stack of books.

You could also use book titles with numbers in them as the pic in the holder.

e.g The Three Musketeers. The Five People You Meet in heaven etc.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@eocenia:  The names on yoru cards are so unique. Are you from Canada? I think I recognize “Christov” as a man I met on vacation once.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@OnceUponATime: And to me they’re normal! 🙂 I’m Swedish, so most of the names are Swedish ones, but there’s also some Canadian, a few Finnish and one from Uruguay. And you were close, it’s “Crister” – a lot of the r’s got a little bulky.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am doing the wood burned place cards! So far I’ve done about 30 for the people I KNOW will be there. It definitely took a while to get used to the burning pen, but I’m also burning our invitations too so I had extra practice! I copied a font (Arial Bold I think) in pencil first, then in a brown marker, then went over it with the burning pen. I did each guest’s first name large then, smaller, beneath it, the guest’s last name. On the backs I think I will burn the table number. Here’s mine. On the front I put Bride and on the back my new name. 

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@eocenia:  So interesting. I’m always fascinated by how names are similar but vary from one culture to the next. In my classroom this semester I had Christina, Christopher, and Christian. All nicknamed Chris.

 

Of course, in other places you have Christov, Chister, and plenty more, I’m sure!

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