Escort Cards are a very important part of making your day run smoothly. This may be a big headache for some, but we like to think of it as an added opportunity to make a great first impression. Make it count! There are so many opportunities and ideas out there to make your escort cards exciting it can be a little overwhelming on where you should start, but we’re here to help you with the basics!

Here are 5 ways you can create unique and eye-catching escort cards.

  1. Go Big or Go Home

Make your places cards a big deal by combining them into a large display. Think of one big item to use as a focal point to keep costs down. This will enhance your space and give your guests something interesting to browse while they search for their name.

  1. Embrace Your Theme

You’ve worked hard to create a look and feel for your wedding, why not carry this into your escort cards. Think of the overall feel you would like to portray to your guests. Seashells or small jars of sand for a beach wedding. Holiday ornaments for a winter wedding. These kinds of escort cards can also be used as wedding favors for guests to take home and enjoy even after the wedding!


With special items such as these, think about hiring a calligrapher so your escort cards are neat and uninformed. Want to do it yourself? You can also take classes. Take a look at The Oblique Pen, they offer both!

  1. Share Something Special

If you are looking to stay away from the traditional paper escort cards, think about something meaningful to you as a couple. Candy, food, plants, feathers. What are your favorites? Make sure they fit into the overall feel of your day and this will be a sweet addition. Furthermore, adding items such as succulents, peaches or even mini smores packets can double as your wedding favors. Win-Win!

Fruit Escort Cards

Buell Photography | Julia Lake

  1. Add the Unexpected

Having paper escort cards doesn’t mean you still can’t show some originality. Show off these paper goods in a new an unexpected way like on champagne flutes. This is a classic and a big crowd pleaser, who doesn’t want to be greeted with some bubbly?

Figurines, acorns, baby’s breath, dream catcher and mini liquor bottles are also some great ideas to display your escort cards on for a “wow” factor. These little figurines are so trendy incorporating the color of the year.

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  1. Make it Easy to Read

This may be a “duh” moment, but we can’t help but point this out. Whatever you choose the most important part is that your guests can easily read their name and know where to go next. Consider lighting, font and card size, your guests and whoever is setting this up will sincerely thank you!