It's In the Details: 7 Delicious Escort-Card Ideas

Updated 04/28/14

Jose Villa

Looking for an escort-card idea that will taste as good as it looks? Use local, seasonal fruits or even vegetables to point your guests to their tables. It's simple, affordable, eco-friendly. (Plus, they make a great photo op!) Just be sure to choose produce that's in season during your wedding. Here are a few of our favorite delicious ideas fit for an outdoor, rustic bash.

Cherries (above): Have your calligrapher hand-letter kraft bags with each guest's name and table numbers before filling them with ripe cherries.

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Photo: Gayle Brooker

Apples: This clever escort-card display, designed by Calder Clark, is a nod to New York City, where the couple met. Calder and her team hand-picked hundreds of perfect yellow apples, attached calligraphed tags, and secured them to a custom-painted board.

Photo: Ryan Ray

Farmer's Market: If you're decided on a barn-inspired theme, set up a bountiful table overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables, then place your escort-card markers throughout the vignette.

Photo: Aaron Delesie

Strawberries: This idea is perfect for summertime weddings, when the sweet fruit is at its peak. Arrange the berries in small baskets and attach a strip of thick paper lettered with each guest's table information as a handle.

Peaches: Source fresh peaches from a nearby orchard to give as gifts to your guests; display the escort cards on a table alongside the fresh fruit (here, the cards were displayed on wine corks).

Oranges: Work with your stationer to create escort cards resembling vintage postcards, then prop them up with fresh oranges (perfect for Florida or California weddings!).

Fresh Veggies: If you and your groom are foodies, take cues from this couple's escort-card idea. Since they met in culinary school, many of their wedding details were food-related. Each table was named after a different vegetable and escort cards were pinned to the corresponding veggies; then, each table's centerpiece incorporated that vegetable into the design.

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