5 Creative Ideas for Escort Card Tables and Seating Chart Designs

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Every wedding has its practical “musts,” and helping guests find their reception seats is one of them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with an escort card display that adds to the theme and charm of your big day. You can tap into your inner artist or enlist a professional stationer to help create a unique look.

Whether you’ve decided to use traditional escort cards or plan on creating a whimsical seating chart, the following ideas are sure to inspire.

1) Vintage Appeal: Re-purposed windows, doors and mirrors provide clever canvasses for escort card displays. Opt for old-school fonts, antiqued paper, faded frames, twine and regular ol’ clothes pins to make your new creations appear time-tested.

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Carolyn Scott Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Carolyn Scott Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Carolyn Scott Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Pat Furey Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Pat Furey Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Photo Credits: Carolyn Scott, Pat Furey, Cappy Hotchkiss

2) Arts & Crafts: These origami birds are not only conversation starters – they are also wonderful keepsakes. Or opt for a travel theme with strings of vintage postcards.

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Ash Imagery

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Tim Nosenzo Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Tim Nosenzo Photography

Photo Credits: Michael Ash, Tim Nosenzo

3) Go Natural: Nestle escort cards into potted plants or moss for a fully realized garden theme. Pots of individual succulents double as great take-home gifts while pint-size galvanized buckets can be filled with special treats. Even rock paper weights are a simple yet earthy touch.

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Meg Smith Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Robert and Kathleen Photographers

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Robert and Kathleen Photographers

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | SNAP! Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Erin McGinn Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Erin McGinn Photography

Photo Credits: Cappy Hotchkiss, Meg Smith, Robert and Kathleen, SNAP!, Erin McGinn

4) Think Nautical: Seashells, sand and driftwood accents make for subtle seaside elegance. These “message in a bottle” escort cards are both playful and memorable.

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Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Erin McGinn Photography

Photo Credit: Nicole Montmarquet

5) Chart the Course: A large seating chart in elegant script – either on a chalkboard or, in this case, accommodating windows – points guests in the right direction while looking pretty.

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Elisabeth Millay Photography

Creative Ideas for Escort Card Table Designs and Seating Charts | Southern New England Weddings | Elisabeth Millay Photography

Photo Credits: Elisabeth Millay

As a native of South Coast Mass., Jen knows southern New England well but is never surprised when she discovers a new favorite destination. An English major who has worked in publishing as an editor and freelance writer for over 15 years, she enjoys interviewing, writing and especially blogging for Southern New England Weddings (because weddings are endlessly pretty and inspiring!). She lives in Rochester, Mass., with her husband and two young daughters.

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