When you've carefully created a well-planned seating chart, there's nothing worse than wedding guests not getting where they need to. Whether you choose to have escort cards, place cards, or just a seating chart, it's essential to have some way to direct guests to where they're supposed to sit at the reception. There's no wrong way to create these seating assignments, but there tons of creative options that totally get it right.
With countless options available to make a beautiful escort card display, it's easy to get overwhelmed by different styles and confused about which is best for you. To help make this part of wedding planning a little easier, we found 34 of our favorite creative escort cards and are breaking down what type of celebration they're best suited for.
Whether you're a preppy bride, classic girl at heart, a laid-back boho couple, or tying the knot overseas, it's easy to find an escort card that reflects your big day. For a casual, rustic vibe, we love carefully cut wood rounds with beautiful calligraphy. Dreaming of a romantic seaside reception? Have guests' names scrawled onto mismatched sea glass. And if you're hosting a more modern soirée, cool ombré cards or geometric shapes are right up your alley.
From classic card escort cards and unique displays to unexpected items like compasses and tequila bottles, here are 34 ideas to help inspire your own escort card display.
At left: Delicate sea glass in a variety of natural shades and shapes is an understated way to add a nautical touch to your coastal wedding. Collect small pieces and have a calligrapher add guest's names and seating assignments.
Photo: Laura Murray Photography