9 Fall Wedding Escort Card Ideas

Your guests will love these autumn accents

Updated 09/29/17

Photo by BKB & Co. Photographers

Fall is here and we’re officially embracing the cooler temps and autumnal foliage. This is the perfect time of year to host your wedding—the changing colors offer loads of color-palette inspiration, bountiful fall crops like apples and pears can make delicious appearances on your food and drink menus, and the many motifs of autumn allow for endless creativity when it comes to fall wedding décor.

One of our favorite ways to celebrate the season is to incorporate autumnal touches into your escort-card display. Gather fall leaves from your neighborhood and display them on your escort-card table; or, better yet, handwrite guests’ names and table numbers onto each individual leaf using white ink. Use corsage pins to affix escort cards to freshly picked apples or miniature pumpkins to create a harvest-themed display.

Need more autumnal inspiration? Keep reading for more of our favorite fall wedding escort card and seating ideas.

01 of 09

Fresh Apples

Photo by Red Ribbon Studio

Instead of standard tented escort cards, the bride and groom pinned calligraphed booklet-style cards to fresh apples to create an autumnal-inspired display.

02 of 09

“Apple Orchard” Seating Display

Photo by Janae Shields

Another fall take on apples: This couple created an “apple orchard” station with bushels of apples picked from trees on the wedding-venue grounds (they tied the knot at a Northern California farm). Escort-card tags were pinned to apples and organized in baskets alphabetically.

03 of 09

Acorn Seating Display

Photo by Rebekah J. Murray Photography

These acorns are actually made of felt but you could recreate a similar look with real acorns, too. This couple ordered felted acorns and paper oak leaves from FairyFolk; each leaf was calligraphed with guests’ names and table numbers and pinned to a linen-covered board.

04 of 09

Mini Pumpkins

Photo by BKB & Co. Photographers

Pumpkins are harbingers of fall, so embrace autumn’s bounty by creating a harvest-themed display of miniature gourds with escort-card tags attached with raffia or twine. Opt for white pumpkins for a chic, clean look, or go for brightly colored gourds if your wedding has a more rustic theme.

05 of 09

Fresh Wheat

Photo by Jen Fariello Photography

Another great fall-themed idea: Tie tags with guests’ seating assignments to individual stems of freshly cut wheat.

06 of 09

Miniature Lanterns

Photo by Ether & Smith

Attach individual escort cards to mini lanterns filled with votive candles—once lit, they’ll create a cozy, romantic glow to help warm up a crisp, fall evening.

07 of 09

Gourd Sign Holders

Courtesy of Cinzia Bruschini

We also love this gourd-themed idea: Use knobby pumpkins (the wonkier, the better!) as holders for seating-assignment signs and place them on a table for guests to peruse during cocktail hour.

08 of 09

Calligraphed Leaves

Photo by Ali Harper

Gather a bundle of fallen leaves and hire a calligrapher to write each guest’s name and table number to create a gorgeous leafy display.

09 of 09

Escort Cards with Fall Leaves

Photo by Emily Wren Photography

Or, simply hang hand-lettered escort cards (choose cardstock in an autumnal hue, like burgundy or plum) from wire and decorate the display with fall leaves.

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