When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart. One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards. Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit. Many times these cards are available for free from the venue. But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests! Here are some of our favorite ideas.
7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party
1. Escort Card Tree
This fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic. The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable.
You can also drape crystal strings on a tree such as this stunning display from Tantawan Bloom.
2. Food & Drink Escort / Place Cards
Adding food or drinks to your escort or place cards is a sure crowd-pleaser.
Bags of Popcorn from Indulgy, Rock Candy from 100 Layer Cake, Drink Escort Cards from Martha StewartMelisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime created a beautiful display for an orange-themed escort table.
3. Escort Tables – Themes
Escort cards are a perfect opportunity to showcase your wedding, mitzvah or party theme. It’s also a great way to get guests into the spirit of your event.
Cam Turner Design’s gorgeous seating cards were tied to lanterns – a great idea for an outdoor evening event.
An escort card display resembling a lacrosse field, complete with lacrosse sticks, was created by Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime.
For a VIP A-List themed event, Event Planner Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime worked with Carolyn Dempsey from Carolyn Dempsey Design to suspend shining stars with the guests’ names and table numbers. Photos from the bat mitzvah photo shoot were also on display for a personalized touch.
Lollipop Escort Cards from Bell Wether Events
Club VIP Passes
VIP Pass Display from Person Killian Photography
4. Artistic DIY Escort Cards
For the artistic couple or teen, you can truly create a work of art with the escort card display. It can be a fun DIY project for friends and family, or work with your event planner or stationer to create something truly unique.
5. Wedding or Mitzvah Board of Escort Cards
The Bat Mitzvah Board of Escort Cards was so simple to execute. It can be ordered through Michael Zac Design Group or DIY. It’s colorful and fun.
Expert Tip: Rachel Yohai of Michael Zac Design Group suggests using two cards whenever possible – one for the name and one for the table number. This is done so that it’s easy to make last minute adjustments if you need to change tables at the last minute.
6. Photo Walls of Escort Cards
7. Double Duty: Escort or Place Card Favors
Many hosts are making sure the escort or place card won’t simply be thrown away by combining them with guests’ favors.
Have a unique escort card or place card idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it in the comments below.