(Closed) Escort Cards

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Cute idea!

I made escort cards one per party — whether that party was a single person, a couple, or a family. Because escort cards just tell guests what table to go to, you definitely don’t need one for every single guest. And for families, I wrote, “John Smith and Family.”

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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8449 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  I’m doing one escort card per guest, but I’m using puzzle pieces.  If I just had a card with a table number, I’m probably just make 1 card per couple/family.

Post # 5
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ll be doing one per person because my guests will have a choice which meal to choose and the servers at the club will need a sticker/symbol on each person’s name card to tell which meal to give them.

Post # 6
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The template that came with cards I bought wouldn’t let me fit 3 lines (so name 1, name 2 below name one, table # row 3)  And a lot of the names were too long to fit on 1 line.  So unless it was a Mr. & Mrs. So-and-so couples got seperate cards as did kids.  I would have prefered couples on the same card as well as the 2 families with kids, but it didn’t work. And at the point I didn’t care.  I was all about what was easy and fast.

Post # 8
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  I just asked a girl who does calligraphy for escort cards quite often, she said , usually people organize them by last name.  And you can absolutely put a married couple on the card, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. they are sitting at the same table.

I am doing it so each envelope has the name and inside there is a card with the table number.

I am hand stamping each card inside using an embossing technique and then will have the table number written in script.

I bought some really pretty paper to mount on the back of the frame and then silver ribbon (which matches the silver outline of the design in the paper) that I will string, and then attach escort cards with mini clothes pins.

 

I also got a girl who will do any kind of script or calligraphy I want on the cards and envelopes for 25.oo dollars total.

If you can’t fit table numbers/names on an individual card, maybe do what I’m doing and do a small envelope/card combo.

I bought 25 cute laser cut ones for like 3.99 by Marth Stewart Weddings, However paper source and other places sell a HUGE amount of styles and types.

 

 

Post # 10
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  I haven’t started (and my wedding is in a month!!) But I will take pictures, for sure. I think *fingers crossed* that it is going to come out really cute, so I want to document my project.

 

 

Post # 11
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Here are my updated and finished pictures, really happy with how it turned out:) I used plain white cards and envelopes, embossed the inside cards witha ginko leaf stamp and some embossing powder, etc etc…got the card names printed in calligraphy cursive from a girl I met at the Paper source….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did mine per party, it was WAY too many cards to list every single person on their own

Post # 13
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  for you:)  let me know if you want any more details etc…

Post # 14
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

^ P.s. I also put married couples together. I am having 30ish….up from 25…kind of like my budget….10ish up from 5 grand total that I wanted to spend;) such is life.

Post # 16
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  I sorted alphabetically. And, by last name such as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith using the (s) as what I sort by:)

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