Posts tagged Escort Cards
Posts tagged Escort Cards
Having a winter wedding? Try these mini pinecone seating card holders. This project is very simple, it just takes a little elbow grease.
1. Mini Pinecones: Can be bought from craft store
2. Hacksaw: If possible, use one with small teeth.
3. Safety Glove
4. Cards for the names
Step One: Set each pine cone down on a flat surface to see how it stands up in order to decide the best place to cut it.
Step Two: Wearing the safety glove and using the hacksaw, cut a 3/4” slit down the middle of the pine cone.
Step Three: Place the name card in each slot, and you are done!
Upon arriving at wedding receptions, guests are sometimes greeted with the escort card table. In my experience, it’s important to
1.) Make it flow with the rest of your design elements, since it’s the first peek at your planning the guests will see and
2.) Make it as easy as possible to find each name to avoid a back up of guests entering. This also allows them to drop off their (possibly heavy!) gift quickly, sign the guestbook and join cocktail hour.
A few weeks ago I arrived at an event to find a beautiful table covered in homegrown moss with a gorgeous flower arrangement and all of the guest’s escort cards. I gave it my once over, and soon realized the cards were not in alphabetical order, but instead, grouped together by table number. To say the least, I was a bit concerned, as I know how long it takes to look through 150 little cards that are in alphabetical order. Most often, I greet guests and help locate their name, and I was concerned this could frustrate guests who were eager to enjoy appetizers.
The groom’s sister was on the same page as I was, and we quickly became alphabetizing machines. Only after we finished the madness of reorganizing them, did we find out the bride intended her escort cards to be displayed in this non-alphabetical manner. I felt terrible that I had gone against her wishes, but knew that it’d be appreciated by the guests.
*Photo Credit: Amy Carroll
Cute Doily Escort cards.
* Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty
Help your reception take flight with floating escort cards that double as centerpieces once guests find their tables. On your wedding day, have a few friends fill 5-inch white balloons with helium (you can rent a tank from a party store). Once they’re inflated, add guests’ names and table numbers with a paint pen, tie on matching embroidery thread, and secure them to favor boxes filled with candy. Write on both sides of the balloons so loved ones can locate their names from every angle.
Photo: Yunhee Kim
Guest Blogger Nella from www.lostmykitty.com has generously shared more of her creative DIY wisdom with us in the form of these delicate paper flowers to use as escort cards or name settings.
And over to Nella….
What you will need:
Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4 inch square. I used 90 weight paper although regular colored craft paper would work equally well.
Step 2: Cut out the spiral along the lines you’ve drawn.
Step 3: Roll the spiral from the outside.
Step 4: Use a spot of adhesive to glue the body of the flower onto the round bit left.
Now you’re finished with the flower!
Step 5: Use a pencil to faintly write your guests’ names in a pretty cursive. I’ve used pen for emphasis. Don’t forget the table number for escort cards.
Step 6: Follow the lines using small stitches. You could also use paper if you are not so keen on sewing.
Step 7: Attach the skeleton leaf and your personalized leaf to the flower.
Martha Stewart may be able to make 100 of these in 15 minutes but for us mere mortals make a party of it with a bottle of wine and a few friends – nothing like the promise of food and a mimosa to bribe some slave labor
These three-dimensional escort cards are as easy to make as they are refreshing to look at. At first glance, they appear to have been blown onto the table by a warm summer breeze.
Following the instructions below, make them using a heart-shape craft punch, bright-white ink, scissors, glue, and paper in a range of watery hues that complements your palette.
How to Make It
1. Cut a slit from the bottom point of each heart to 3/8 inch from the top center. Calligraph with white ink.
2. Place one side of the slit atop the other to create a pop-up effect; glue.
3. Snip off the “tails” of extra paper at the bottom point of the heart.
Viola…Quick, easy, cute!
Found this interesting wedding favor idea. Aside from looking precious, these wedding favors can double as escort cards or place cards. All you need are old hardcover books, mats and glue.
What you’ll need:
-old hadcover books or binders board and linen. We chose vintage books that had linen covers for their texture. You can find oodles of these books in thrift stores.
-mats (you can order pre-cut mats depending on the size of the books you find, or order custom cut mats at your local framing store)
-PVA adhesive (acid-free preferred)
Remove the pages from the hardcover, leaving the first one attached to the front cover. Using spray adhesive or glue, use the first page to reinforce the spine. Cardstock will also work. Glue the edges of your mats on the inner side of the bookcovers.
Using pages from the book, feed your printer with a few sheets and print your guests names. Using another stack of pages from the books, print the table numbers they will be sitting at and place them in one of the frames. The remaining book pages (you will have plenty!) can be used as backdrops for your escort card table, or made into garlands to hang above your cake table.
If your seating configuration is complex or likely to change at the last minute, consider using a “card and envelope” format for your escort cards. This way, you can letter all the envelopes well in advance (go ahead and write an envelope for anyone you think will come-it will make life easier.) Keep a little stack of numbered cards for each table number, and just stuff the envelopes with the number cards once your seating is firm. Then, if you have last minute changes, you can simply open the envelope, switch the table number cards, and - presto! - your the perfect host.
These mini mason jars can double as a wedding favor and an escort card for your reception to save you time and money. What’s also great is you can make these last minute and you don’t need a printer just some decent hand writing skills. You can also make your own cute computer labels for a fancier look.
I used 4 ounce canning/mason (salt shaker) jars but you can use anything you like. I ordered my jars from Amazon, a box of 24 for $24.