>> Monday, November 23, 2009
In any wedding, there are a select group of details that I love to see and one of them is a table of escort cards or a seating chart. When I don't see anything directing guest to their seats, I know it's going to be a long night. Why you ask? Well I've been to a wedding or two where there wasn't a seating chart or escort cards and from there you witness uncomfortable conversations with guest to switch seats so important family members have a prime seat and aren't stuck in the back of the room.
Who wants to be in the middle of that situation? No one, so why not have a seating chart or escort card. If you're searching for ideas and inspiration, you've come to the right place.
Play on your theme and incorporate it into your escort cards.
Map it out. Keep it simple and create a map that directs guest to their table and seat.
You can also incorporate your invitation design to create a lovely seating chart like this one from Gourmet Invitations.
Keep it traditional with a simple card and lovely calligraphy.
Add a twist, by mixing modern and traditional styles for unique escort cards.
Be creative. Use photos of yourselves at each age that represents a table number like this photo below.
You can also use the city you live in or places you've traveled to show guest to their seat.
Make your escort card the wedding favor and cross two items off your to-do list.
I know on top of all the other details that make up a fabulous wedding this is one more to add on the list but it's well worth it and will make for a great reception and another lovely detail for your guest to remember.
**photos from Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides and Gourmet Invitations