7 Ways to Seat Your Guests: Wedding Design


I mentioned a few months ago that I am assisting a client in planning her wedding working under the direction of her wedding planner. This is a backyard wedding so my tasks have to do with ceremony decor, color palettes and making the reception look pretty.

aawed6Today I was asked to come up with some creative options for the presentation of the escort cards. In my neck of the woods we call them place cards but the wedding planner gave me a crash course on the difference between escort and place cards in case your interested. Escort cards are used to inform your guests of their assigned table where place cards are to let your guests know of their assigned seat at that table. If you are using place cards a chart is typically created displaying the guests at each table.

Above, boho chic inspired DIY escort cards using clothes pins and stationary mounted on distressed wood planks appealing to the rustic side of a backyard event. Left, after a wedding ceremony during late summer a refreshing drink on the way to the reception area would be a nice touch.


A truly unique creation that can be used as a piece of art in the newlyweds home after their nuptials. Below, simple metal containers holding succulents are given instant style with a lemon chevron escort card attached. Also serving as a favor for your guests.


This idea was a home-run with the wedding planner filling rustic containers with moss and hanging tags with a fabulous font choice, love it.


Below, silhouette tags and ribbon are fitting for a casual outdoor setting, loving how the centerpiece relates to the tag and feels so light and airy.


I have seen this final idea indoors and out. Using a low profile wooden box filled with tiny pebbles the cards are simply arranged with random plants. It is so refreshing helping to design a wedding in between my client projects, I just love weddings.


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