(Closed) Table assignments and escort “cards”…Beach Theme

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi! I”m getting married in Maine also in a little over a month. Our escort “cards” will be mini beach balls like these, sitting in a sand box with a pail etc… We’re writing the guest name and table name on the white part with a sharpie.

We named our tables after places that are significant to us in Maine. We’re getting married in York, but have beach homes in Wells that we spend the summer at. So we named some after beaches (Wells Beach, Drake’s Island where we got engaged, Short Sands Beach where we’re getting married, etc) and then we also did some landmarks (Nubble Light, or Ocean Ave where my beach house is). You can get really creative with it!

I’ve also seen a lot of starfish/sandollars serving as escort cards in a sandbox. You can always go the traditional ‘card’ route as well, but maybe stamps a starfish on them or something?

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How beachy are you going?  I’ve had brides in the past use all the following:

  • Adirondack chairs that the escort card slipped into the top and as picture frames.
  • Starfish or sand dollars (be warned these tend to be a little messy)
  • Little drink umbrellas stuck in sandboxes
  • Folded escort cards with die cut lobsters/crabs on them
  • Beachy printed freezer mugs with escort cards attached to them
  • seashell printed candleholders with the cards attached

I know there were more, but having a bit of brain fog right now ๐Ÿ™‚

For the table names, dpeending on where you’re getting married use place names from the area or beaches you’ve visited or something like that? 

Post # 5
5763 posts
Bee Keeper

This is what we used. The chairs were originally brown, but we painted them ivory, and I made small cardstock nametags attached with raffia. I also feathered the edges with turquoise paint for a little extra color. The FOG made the box which we filled with sand at the venue. I found the sand cast shells on stands, and bought the wooden numbers, which I painted and glued on.

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We will be using a version of the escort card pictured below – white finger starfish in a wooden box with sand

Post # 7
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ours was tropical, but here’s what we did for escort cards (these fans are available in natural color, they’re about $1 each and also served as favors):

And for our table names, we used tropical/beachy cocktails…

Post # 8
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I reacently read that people were using starfish as escort cards or place cards..can’t remember which… I think thats a great idea for a beach theme! 

Post # 9
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

omg you know what I just thought of! What if you had like shrimp cocktail in a martini glass with peoples’ names on it and that was either their place card or escort card / appetizer! 

Post # 10
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are using sand dollars! Our wedding is on the beach and we wanted to do something that wasnt cheesy. I think the sand dollars look classy and clean

Post # 11
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

We went to a wedding in Montauk and the escort cards were sand dollars on a magnetic board (very similar to the ones posted by HoneyBear). We still have it on our fridge =)

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