Now that you've exchanged vows, it's time to party! Guests will be making a beeline for the bar (natch!) but they'll also be looking for their reception seats. The escort card—typically a small card printed with their name and table assignment—is their guide to get there.
These days, though, couples are coming up with crazy-creative ways to direct guests to their seats. One of our favorite escort card ideas? Repurposing a photo of each guest as the escort card itself. Start by collecting pictures of every guest (labor-intensive, yes, but you could start with Facebook and use everyone's profile pictures). Next, print them out with their name and table number. Then, display them at cocktail hour in a fun and unique way. All your guests will get a kick out of seeing their mugs up on display!
Check out these creative takes on this fun, photo-themed escort card idea.
Polaroid Photo Wall
Turn photos of your friends and family members into a wall of Polaroids, with their seat information printed above their picture. Add a pretty garland (this one features burgundy amaranthus) for a rustic-yet-fresh touch.
Clothesline of Photos
We love this clever idea: Ask guests to replace their escort card with a photo. Here, the couple strung traditional calligraphed escort cards onto twine with clothespins. Then, they set up a station with Instax instant cameras so guests could snap their photo and replace their escort card with the picture (for the couple to keep). Such a fun way to repurpose an escort-card display!