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Navigating the World of Escort Cards


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Escort cards are something that need to be done very last minute since they can’t be completed until your RSVP’s are in. With this being the case, it’s best to develop a plan ahead of time. Today we discuss some pointers and things to consider when planning out your escort cards.

Seating Charts

While most people tend to go with traditional escort cards, a lot of couples are recently opting for seating charts instead. If you go with a seating chart, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you have a wedding over 150 guests, it may take guests a while to find their names, if the listing is by tables. You can consider listing each guests name in alphabetical order, followed by their table number for a quick reference.

  • Keep the print large so that people can quickly find their names and seats

Traditional Cards

For traditional escort cards, you can get them printed or done in calligraphy. Some couples like to put a creative twist on escort cards- ie attached to a starfish for a beach wedding or a wine cork for a vineyard wedding. Keep in mind that unless you are attaching it to something that people will want to take home, it will likely get thrown away so don’t blow your budget here!

What to write on them

We recommend putting couples on the same card. You can make the escort cards more casual than the wedding envelopes or you can choose to address couples as you did on the envelopes for a more formal approach.

Organizing your Cards

Alphabetizing your cards by last name is what most people are accustomed to. If you have an unmarried couple listed together, you can put the person you invited (vs their date) first and order by their last name.

Provide a print out

Remember to provide your wedding planner or venue coordinator with a printout of each guest and what table they will be sitting at. This helps if a card gets lost or someone is unsure of where they are supposed to be seated.

Photo by Something Blue by Susan Elizabeth

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