An escort-card display or seating chart is a reception must-have, but there are plenty of ways to make your seating plan fun and functional. Instead of plain, tented escort cards, for example, you could mix things up with a unique idea that complements your overall wedding decor and makes an impression on your guests.
Enter the humble tile. Ceramic, glass, marble—hand-lettered tiles make for a stylish escort-card idea. They come in every color imaginable and are affordable—just make a pit stop at your local Home Depot to pick up enough for your entire guest list. When calligraphed, they make a creative alternative to standard paper cards and even double as a take-home favor (guests can use the tiles as drink coasters). Write guests’ names with paint pens or calligraphy ink; spray them with a fixative to make sure the names don’t rub off.
Keep reading for a dozen creative ways to incorporate tiles into your seating display.
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These inky-colored arabesque tiles were calligraphed with each guest’s name and table number; the tiles were displayed in alphabetical order on a table during cocktail hour.
Hosting a destination wedding? Incorporate locally made specialties into your décor, like these colorful tiles made in Mexico. This couple also used them as place cards, so guests were able to take a pair of tiles home to use as coasters.