(Closed) Non-traditional escort cards

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I read a couple articles on ideas in this category.  Here’s what I can remember:

1. Little coctail umbrellas with tags attached that had names and table numbers.

2. A great big seating chart on an easel.

3. Instead of table numbers, name them all after cities or types of wine or something else that suits your theme.

Here’s a picture of the umbrella idea:

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know what your theme is but here are some ideas:

Seashells

Clothespins

Lolipops

Cupcakes

Wine Charms 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

One more [attachment=899475,111614]

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are having a fall wedding so I bought some tall manazita branches to make it look like “trees” and then I am hanging preserved leaves from them w/ everyone’s seating assignment (by couple).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think the little bumper cars are so cute.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Wow. I didn’t know that escort cards could be that creative. In my wedding I just had a traditional fold card. Great ideas!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 

We folded a ton of the oragami flowers we all know so well around here (I ran into these a couple of years ago on someone’s wedding blog- a teacher made them out of post-it notes during her breaks).  We had a kraft paper theme, so I cut 3×3 inch squares and folded them up, threw in a few colored ones for the head table.  I printed each groups’ name on resume paper and cut them into strips.  Since tables were being changed at the last minute, we wrote numbers in early that morning.  My brother hot glued them together on as my MIL and I finished writing numbers on them.  People loved them and thought that we bought them!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Do you mean where everyone has a list of names on a corkboard or bulletin board or something?  I guess I don’t know what you mean.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One of our friends did her “escort cards” as a giant chalkboard with everyone’s name and seating assignment written on.  The only unfortunate part: She didn’t really think through who was going to write all of the names and table #s on the chalkboard (nor did she think through who was going to do most of the rest of the wedding setup either).  Guess who got nominated to write 300 names on a chalkboard at the very last minute?  My fiance with the impecable handwriting.  He was totally less than thrilled to do that chore, and ended up having barely any time to get dressed for the wedding itself afterwards 🙁

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

So many beautiful ideas to chose from… 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wanted to do flat cards sitting on the table.. but my mother is convinced that if the table number is on the back, no one will know where to find it.. why would they turn it over?  She says.

So either I make the traditional stand up one, or wait until the week before to start making, cutting and gluing the name and table number assignments.. hmm. I still haven’t decided.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also thought about getting one of those long frames (or taking one off something in our house) and printing each table, with a list of people sitting at that table under it…  Then I would set that down flat on the table.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can at least have all the materials ready to go, paper cut, table numbers on them etc, and then all you have to do a week before the wedding is write the names on them.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well I’m not into writing things… we are going to have 160 guests… I was thinking I could have all the pages with the names written in photoshop, then just wait for the table number to be assigned, then print, cut glue..

If I could bring myself to write that small, I might just consider writing though…

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