(Closed) Poll! How did you do your escort cards?! Show me!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you create your escort cards?
    I hand wrote the names/table numbers : (4 votes)
    25 %
    I paid for calligraphy : (1 votes)
    6 %
    I printed them myself : (8 votes)
    50 %
    I paid for them to be printed : (1 votes)
    6 %
    I had something different : (1 votes)
    6 %
    I didn't have them : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Rather than an escort card, I did a large seating chart that looked like this:


    I had it made from the Etsy vendor Down To Earth Paperworks–it was $75. I thought it was great–my wedding was outside, and I was afraid that individual escort cards might get blown away/knocked over. The only downside to a sheet like this is that it’s not easy to make changes–once it’s printed, it’s over.


    I also had placecards that my mom caligraphied. They designated where at the table each guest was to sit. I did this to avoid the akwardness that happens when people from the same circle who perhaps don’t love each other were properly spaced. They also doubled as a table-icebreaker. On the flip side was a personal prompt created for each guest. They had a question like “What is your favorite thing about your new house?” and they were asked to share the answer with the table. Every prompt was different. That way, strangers at the same table could find common ground to talk about. It was particularly nice for those tables you inevitably have that are a bit random. Here’s what they looked like:

    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ours were done by a caligrapher:

    Post # 6
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My husband and I printed the names using the printer at my work, cut out the leaves, and folded and glued the never-ending flowers. Here’s what we ended up with:

    These took roughly 2398751 years to do. The multi-colored flowers were for members of our wedding party. The names on the top leaf are blurred because I’m weirdly paranoid. The words on the bottom leaf are our table names, which were the names of our favorite restaurants. They turned out gorgeous, but seriously – they took a long time.

    Post # 8
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My baker made us cookies for our place cards 🙂  My grandmother drew the sketch, and I sent the baker the pdf of the sketch for her to use on the cookie design.


    Post # 9
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I made mine and they were super easy.

    Post # 10
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had a framed seating chart which directed our guests to their tables and then individual place cards on the favors at each place setting…


    Post # 12
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I handwrote them.

    Post # 13
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We had a few picture frames painted in our wedding colors, with table names and guest names underneath (we had 50 guests, this may not be super-practical for larger weddings).  The big frame in the back had our menu.


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