Need ideas on how to display escort cards/favors!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

For macarons they ABSOLUTELY need to be refrigerated until just before consumption. Or else the texture is way off. Have you made provisions for this?

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

What a cute idea! I would actually flip flop this idea and use the macarons as “escort cards” and the jordan almonds as favors since this will reduce the messiness that floppy bags might cause. My sister did macarons in mason jars for her wedding and my family made the macarons ourselves. I find that refrigerating macarons actually throws the textures off but that might just be my opinion. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Make your escort cards ad punch a hole through them. Use a ribbon and tie it around the bag of almonds with the ribbon through the hole in our escort card. Make sure escort cards are facing out So they are easy to see. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

misstxlonghorn:  This was totally the idea I had too. Those jordan almond gift bags are usually VERY small so attaching a name tag to them would look floppy and huge next to the small bag. 

 

You could always put both the jordan almonds and the box at the tables, and do a seating chart rather than escort cards.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I say boxes at each place setting, which will help with table decor anyway, and jordan almonds lined up on a table by the entrance.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re doing our macaron escorts/favors in boxes on the escort card table and the lil tag that’s in your pic with a “B” on it will instead have each guest’s name on one side and their table # on the other.  Our macaron vendor is lining them up in alpha order, with names showing.  Organizing boxes all together in rows on the escort table looks better imo than having a bunch of bags on the escort card table.  

If you’re set on having the boxes on the dining tables, then I’d put the almonds there with them also or I’d put the almonds on a separate table together, but wouldn’t use them as escorts.  I’d do a seating chart instead.  With the lil bags, it can look messy or cluttered if you’re trying to have them spread out displying ppl’s names as escort cards. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

follow up to post pics (sorry they’re huge).  the macaron favors work well lined up as escorts:

the almonds would look great bunched up together in basket/on table or in the water or wine glasses.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

What are escort cards? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

cpick:  Escort cards are cards that have a guest’s name on it and the table at which that guest is sitting.  They’re usually on a table as guests go from cocktail hour to reception.  If you’re doing assigned tables, you can use escort cards or a seating chart for guests to know what table they’re at.  in the first pic I posted above, you can see that each box of macarons has a person’s name on it and a #.  those macarons are serving double duty as escort card and favor.

sometimes ppl confuse escort cards with placecards, but placecards are each person’s specific seat (not table) assignment.  So when you see someone’s name at a seat at a table, that’s a placecard.  escort cards are how ppl know which table (if tables are assigned).  placecards are how ppl know which seat (if seating is assigned).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I like the picture that Shkragoldfish: posted with the clear box with the little name and table number on top of the macaron box. Very cute!

But if you really want the almonds to be the escort card, what about something custom? Are you/your FI crafty at all? You could make a little stand (or two or three small ones depending on the look you want) similar to what a ladder looks like, only in mini version and then place the bags on the steps of the ladder. It would make it a little organized. I bet it’d be easy to scrounge up some thin wood planks and it’d take a couple screws to hold the structure together. You could paint it white, black, or your wedding colors. Or you could do something similar with different materials – just a suggestion! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Shkragoldfish:  thank you 🙂 I’d never heard of them before but they sound quite fun 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Kittykitty16:  PPs have had some great suggestions! I just had to comment because those jordan almonds have been the bane of my existence in wedding planning, haha. My mom’s family is from Italy, so every time the topic of favors has come up or I’ve been out shopping for wedding supplies with my mom, the topic of jordan almonds inevitably comes up.  I just had to laugh when I was reading your post because it made me think of my (well-meaning) family. 🙂

I think it’s a nice compromise to give both favors to your guests, so you get the macaroons you’ve always wanted and you are still keeping family tradition alive.  I do kind of like what PPs have suggested as far as using the macaroons as escort cards. I think names and table numbers on the boxes would be easier to read than tags on the little almond bags.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could clip the almond bags to a line strung across the wall or between two supports like a clothesline. Use really cute colored pins.

 

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