Wedding Escort Cards | 2015

Today I’m going to show off some wedding escort cards! I’ve recently given a lot of advice on your wedding reception seating, but now for less words and more pretty photos of options for completing the task of seating your wedding guests at your reception. You can also check out my 2016 wedding invitations for more wedding stationery ideas.

Many couples will put thought into how these cards will be displayed at their wedding reception, for a few reasons. First, if the cards will be outside, they need to be secured from a breeze. Second, this is often one of the first things your wedding guests will see when they arrive at your reception, and you will want this table to make a good first impression.

Escort Cards

An escort card table with tall floral arrangement by Yellow Door, photo by Lisa Boggs

escort card display at a wedding at the Ronald Reagan Building

Escort cards strung between two trees at Meridian House, photo by Mary Kate McKenna

Custom freestanding wall at the Newseum with DIY escort cards, photo by Michelle Lindsay

custom escort card wall at a wedding at the Newseum

Using twine around a fence, these purple water color escort cards are displayed at Rocklands Farm; photo by Eric Laurits

purple watercolor escort cards at a wedding at Rocklands Farm

Mini Adirondack chair frames as escort cards for this Alexandrian Hotel wedding, photo by Deb Lindsey

Escort card table with a floral arrangement by Petal’s Edge at Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC; photo by Kurstin Roe

escort card display at a wedding at Hotel Monaco, Washington DC

Seating Charts

As an alternative to escort cards, you can guide your wedding guests to their reception table with a seating chart or poster! Two of my 2015 clients opted for this. Be sure to organize your seating chart alphabetically by last name, so your guests can find their assignment quickly.

Modern black & white seating chart by Fig. 2 Design, photo by Douglas Pettway

black and white seating chart for a wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center

Preppy blue seating chart by Fig. 2 Design, photo by Deb Lindsey 

blue seating chart for a wedding reception at Oatlands Plantation

What plan have you made or are you making to guide your guests to their reception dinner table at your wedding? Let me know in the comments! If you have questions or need help with your seating chart, please reach out!