Congrats, you're married! You've celebrated with champagne at cocktail hour and now it's time for everyone to find their way to dinner. This is where these wedding escort card ideas come in. And, boy, are they important, considering the hours and hours you spent fine-tuning that seating chart. (After that much work, you definitely want your friends to sit in the seats you oh-so-carefully selected.)
But here's the thing: You don't want that chart to look so much like a chart, right? That's why we scoured our real wedding features and our favorite Instagram accounts, wedding photographers, and designers to find creative solutions to this dilemma. Here, you'll find a photo gallery of 28 wedding escort card ideas that are perfect whether you're throwing a beachside bash (think classic and white), garden party (think scented lavender sprigs), or lakeside soirée (think pieces of driftwood). And here's the newest trend in wedding escort cards: Choose something that can do double duty. Like those lavender sprigs we mentioned—they can serve as a fragrant treat at dinner, or even as as a boutonniere on the men's jacket pockets. Or you can go with a wedding escort card that's also a favor, like mini succulent plants (everyone loves those) or a personalized illustration of each guest (again, love). Basically, your guests are going to love anything with their name on it, so give them something that they can keep! It's a physical guarantee that they'll remember your big day forever. (Well that, and the fact that you're throwing a damn good party!)
Playful, sophisticated, visual, or text-focused, your escort card display is one of the most standout ways you can express your style at your reception. Keep scrolling to find the prettiest inspiration that best matches your wedding theme, and remember: There's no wrong way to create your seating chart, but there are 28—and counting!—creative ways to display it with these fresh wedding escort card ideas.