“If you don’t have a seat at the table, bring your own chair.” – Midy Aponte
While we love the sentiment of this quote, it is not exactly practical or smiled upon when it comes to seating at a wedding. Lots and lots of planning (and maybe some tears) went into creating the floorplan and who would be sitting with whom when it came time for that portion of the evening. All drama aside, the escort card display at a wedding can be a detail that couples can have a little fun with and show their personality or interests. We are sharing some inspiration from weddings that have incorporate some of our favorite pieces of our inventory to help guests find their seat at the table.
This October wedding at the Water Witch Club used our antique shoe rack for their log filled, cozy, fall display. Escort card tags hung from each piece of wood with a gold tack and gorgeous calligraphy from Mary Kate Moon with candles and florals filling the top shelf. It makes us want to curl up next to it with a good book! (photo: Lovesick/ laser cut sign: Ever Laser)
A beautiful white antique dresser overflowing with greens sat pretty on this venue’s porch with greens overflowing from its drawers courtesy of Wallflowers. Since this bride opted for a simple tented escort card with rose gold calligraphy, we recommended that she have each card held in a delicate holder since the display was going to be outside. There is nothing worse than carefully alphabetizing your guests when a big gust of wind comes by! (photo: Alexander Johnnides for Pat Furey)
Our three-piece ladder is such a versatile piece. You can use it with shelves to display escort cards, favors and even photos yet we love what Nicole at All Who Wander Events designed here. Pennants and lush green garland with touches of spray roses from Seaport Flowers made for a showstopper of a detail as well as very functional. (photo: Todd France)
A beautiful, June backyard wedding made even more stunning with this escort display designed by Gilded Lily Events. Using our white metal garden arch, they decided to use it for a more unexpected purpose when they attached fabric with all of the guests’ names and table number expertly calligraphed by Mary Kate Moon and made softer by garland provided by Blade Floral. It is a work of art! (photo: Christian Oth Studio)
Although you can’t see our baker’s rack in all of their glory in this shot, they are there! This upstate NY wedding jarred dulce de leche in honor of the bride’s Argentinan heritage and these antique racks were the perfect display with calligraphy by Mary Kate Moon. Jars of jelly, grandma’s tomato sauce, chocolate chip cookies… you name it because guests love escort cards that double as favors and double points if they are food! (photo: Flora + Fauna)
These unique wooden pieces were originally candle molds are now what we lovingly refer to as “antique wooden card holders” because we found they worked perfectly for escort cards now that our candle making days are over. Another beautiful backyard wedding in September used the bride’s color palette of green and more green to create an ombre pattern using paint chips (great tip!) with white calligraphy by our dear friend, Mary Kate Moon. Luckily the wind held off, but definitely something to keep in mind if you love this look. (photo: Christina Lilly)
Thanks to technology we do not need to punch in and punch out of our 9 to 5 manually so what to do with those old contraptions. Turn them into an escort card display of course! This vintage punch card holder can hold up to 100 cards which is quite a big amount considering escort cards are usually written per couple plus it is freestanding and fits on a small cocktail table seen here at Fernbrook Farms. Perfect if you ask us! (photo: Heidi Benjamin)
As much fun as it is to utilize our more unexpected pieces for your escort card display, we still love a good old fashioned chalkboard with gorgeous calligraphy. This chalkboard is 6ft tall which is the perfect size for a large guest list or for maximum readability. As you might be able to tell, we highly recommend Mary Kate Moon for your calligraphy needs! (photo: Pat Furey)
However you choose to help your guests find their seat, we are here to help suggest something that will work for your personality or interests. Please send us an email or make a wishlist on our website to get started!