Post # 1
Has anyone seen any great escort card ideas for an outdoor, summer wedding? I’m trying to think outside of the box. From experience, I find that the names should be alphabetical as opposed to being listed by table name or number. What do you think?
Post # 3
Alphabetical certainly makes it easier to find them. I don’t know how feasible this is, but I saw a really pretty escort card set-up where each card was set in the center of a sunflower, which rested on a plate. (I guess that’s really only do-able for small weddings.) I also like the ones that are limes or apples with names tied/pinned on.
Post # 4
I believe it was Martha Stewart that had a great idea to hang little escort cards off the branch of a small tree. It was cute, but I believe it’s only feasible to do it with a smaller guest count.
Another idea is personalized votives, which many brides do, and that’s great for an outdoor evening type wedding.
I agree, alphabetical is the way to go with escort cards. 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve seen people do escort cards with river stones! You buy the river stones and write their name and table number on the rock. Then you can display it in on some of that fun lime green grass or sand.
I also like when they hang ribbon from tree to tree. and clip the escort cards on the ribbon as if you were hanging clothes to dry.
Post # 6
alphabetical. i have no idea how people find their names when it’s set up by table. isn’t the entire point to determine where your table is going to be?
i like those hanging escort cards for outdoor weddings. you can hang a piece of ribbon or twine like a clotheshanger and hang the little cards in vellum envelopes. and secure them with a small wooden clothespin (not the mini because it just doesn’t hold). plus, it would be really easy to organize alphabetically and you can do multiple rows of them. they look really cute.
Post # 7
We’re making personalized buttons for each guest with their names on them, and attaching a longish ribbon with a tag that says their table assignment on it. We’re making them at zazzle.com. I think they’re going to be fun!
Post # 8
I saw this idea in a wedding magazine a couple of years ago. There were branches about 1 inch in diameter laying parallel to each other, but perpendicular to the guest facing them. They had slots cut into them and the slots held leaf style seating cards. The cards were green with white or silver caligraphy on them. I can’t seem to find a picture, but it was defnitely eye-catching.
Post # 9
We are thinking of using coasters that double as photo frames for ours. We’ll slide in their name and table name and then they can take it home as well and replace that with a picture, kinda a double bonus as it makes part of our favor as well 🙂
(we’re also doing a huge candy table (bar)
Post # 10
I found a site that may have what you looking for.We had an outdoor reception and the escorts cards were a time saver ,they were also apart of the favors. They have alot of different styles and themes.Check it out I posted the site below. http://mckaylasfavors.com Good Luck,& congrats
Post # 11
I came across this idea that I’ve been saving for my wedding. I think you could still possibly pull off the alpha order. Looks like an easy and unique DIY. http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/blushevents/?action=view¤t=SeatingChart.jpg
Post # 12
ours isn’t unique but it came out great. Wheatgrass with pink roses sprouting up, escort cards on on sticks. I had seen it in a few magazines so it wasn’t original, but most of my guests don’t look at magazines and I don’t think anyone (except recent brides) had seen this before!!
Pic below, although most cards are already gone (photographer missed the before shot…grrrR)
Post # 13
Here is a link to what I’m doing, but I don’t think it is original…
August wedding outdoors.
Post # 14
This is one of my favorite outdoorsy examples! From Miss Peacock, last week.
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