(Closed) Escort Card Ideas!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

whats escort cards?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could make them from a burgundy paper, written in white ink, and then display them in a tray of white rocks or even a tray of fake pearl beads?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My Darling Husband was a little leery about having a seating chart as well. I convinced him it was a good idea, though, because every wedding I have attended without a seating arrangement has been a free for all. When people walk into the reception venue they are going to look to sit by people they know and avoid tables where maybe 1 couple is already seated that they don’t know. The problem with this is you have a bunch of people just scattered all over the place and a lot of INCOMPLETE tables.

Since you only have enough table/chairs for the amount of people who have RSVPed (plus a few extra seats) a lot of people that get there later may have to break up and then you have strangers sitting next to strangers because it is just a “first come, first serve” kind of deal. I would recommend a seating chart to anyone in the fence because you KNOW who is attending your wedding and for the most part, know who knows who. I like it better this way because I know the bride/groom will have already seated me with my friends, whereas, when the seating charts are not there I just have to decide who to sit with.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Check out some of the ribbon boards that the Bees have done.  You take a large piece of foamcore and cover it with fabric, then attach varying colors/patterns/sizes of ribbons from the top to the bottom.  Then you can hang your escort card envelopes (or tuck the card flap, if it’s a tented card) under the rows of ribbons.

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/10/06/the-eggplants-ribbon-board-placecards/

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I always recommend a seating chart or escort cards because it is awful to go to a wedding where you don’t know a lot of people and have to keep asking “is this seat taken” “can we sit here”.  Plus, it can be very awkward for the people who don’t know a lot of people at your wedding.  

You don’t have to have a theme ~ just use your colors and fonts.  I’ve attached an image of a seating chart. 

Post # 8
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Newbee

I always recommend a seating chart or escort cards because it is awful to go to a wedding where you don’t know a lot of people and have to keep asking “is this seat taken” “can we sit here”.  The little bit of work you put into this task is something your guests will really appreciate.

You don’t have to have a theme ~ just use your colors and fonts.  I’ve attached an image of a seating chart since I’m sure you can find plenty of images of fold over cards.

This one was an 18×24, mounted on foam core board and placed on an easel at the entrance to the reception.

Best wishes on your planning!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I always recommend a seating chart or escort cards because it is awful to go to a wedding where you don’t know a lot of people and have to keep asking “is this seat taken” “can we sit here”.  The little bit of work you put into this task is something your guests will really appreciate.

You don’t have to have a theme ~ just use your colors and fonts.  

You can do an  18×24, mounted on foam core board and placed on an easel at the entrance to the reception.  ( I need to resize an image of one I have and then I will upload)

Best wishes on your planning!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am planning on having our gift boxes double as escort cards. The boxes will have gift tags with each name or couple and their table number and will be on a table near the entrance. I hope this works well…has anyone done something similar?

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i also recommend doing a seating chart. i have read that for parties over 25 a seating chart is suggested because people will not know what to do, as well as what other bees have suggested.

i’m still undecided on having a seating chart for my own wedding since our guest list is rather small and right around that 25 person mark. however, my brother is getting married in a few weeks and they are not having a seating chart for their cocktial reception of over 150 guests. i tried to talk them into it but Future Sister-In-Law insisted on not having one…we’ll see how it turns out

your wedding sounds more formal than my brothers and since you will be having a sit down meal i would definitely go with a seating chart. personally i’m not very good with talking to people i don’t know and i would feel completely awkward going up to another guest asking if i could sit at “their” table

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