There are a myriad of details encompassed in a wedding, one of the most common is the Escort Card.
The purpose of an escort card is to direct a guest to his/her table where they select a seat among the other guests you’ve also assigned to that table. Often times the card also indicates a meal preference for said guest, but it can also serve as the favor…in the case of Kristine & Neal’s wedding last March, it was an extra favor for the women at the wedding. Adorable!
The cards themselves were simple; white card stock, pearl embossed frame around the edges, computer calligraphy font in black ink (easy to read!) but what gave them the extra touch of whimsy was the buttons and fabric flowers affixed to them. Flowers for the ladies, buttons for the men… although I do remember hearing a few men disappointed they didn’t get a flower too!
Kristine & Neal (see their wedding here), plus their devoted bridal party hand-made every single one of these flowers… not an easy feat considering how time consuming they are (sample tutorial links at the end of the post). The flowers had clip barrette’s attached to the backs so that guests could wear them in their hair or on their lapels, and let me tell you, they were a hit! It was so cute seeing everyone walk around with their flowers… even if guests didn’t know each other, they were enticed to chat as they traded and admired the flower they got… accidental ice breaker perhaps?
What fun ideas do you have for your escort cards?