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Wedding DIY: Escort Cards

25 Aug

Oh no, it ain’t over yet…

Wedding DIY #5: Escort Cards

Creating our escort cards (the cards that tell people what table they’re at – yes there is a real name for these!) was hands down my favorite wedding project.  Although I will say that there are so many creative things you can do with escort cards, I found my usual go-to-for-inspiration spot Pinterest to be quite overwhelming!  But in the end, I was extremely satisfied with my decision.

Here goes!

To start, I downloaded these funky lables from a fabulous blog called Just Something I Made.  Here you can find a ton of great labels, borders, and other cool designs to download… FOR FREE!  I went with these circular labels:

Next I used an image capture and cropping tool (I use Jing) so that I could work on each circle separately.  This came in handy when it was time to digitally add the names of our guests.

Using Microsoft publisher, I imported each circle, and added guest names in all different fonts.  I decided to just use first names because I thought fewer letters was more aesthetically pleasing 🙂

I also added a “Table: ______” to the bottom of each card so that we could manually write in the table numbers after printing.  This is KEY!!  Table assignments are likely to switch up until the very last minute, so I strongly recommend doing this part by hand just days before the wedding.  It takes NO time, especially when you already have a list of who sits where.

 

After printing the circles and cutting them out (this took a LONG time!) I went to work on my cardstock, which I posted about earlier here.

I cut the already printed cardstock into 3″ x 3″ squares, and then glued the circles onto them using a glue stick.

Note:  If you do something similar and want to make sure the cards are displayed in a nice random pattern, first alphabetize your guests so that when you glue, you do it right!

And the final product??

VIOLA!

I will try and post a better photo once our professional pictures are ready!

{What creative escort card ideas have you seen?}

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5 Responses to “Wedding DIY: Escort Cards”

  1. Madelyn Bronitsky August 25, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I loved your escort cards I didn’t know they had a name,I loved that u used first names I suggested to Ruth that she use first names,never saw that before maybe u’ll see them in Davis!! Looking forward to seeing u and Tony and your folks in Ca!! Madelyn

  2. Joanna H August 25, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    After helping you glue for a very short while (after which my fingers were utterly spent), I have to say how much I admire your creativity, dedication, and most importantly, PATIENCE, in order to accomplish such expensive and beautiful looking DIY wedding items like these!!!! Your wedding was inspiring in SO many ways…the way you put your personal “stamp” on things was absolutely one of them!

  3. Domestocrat August 25, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Love them! Too cute!

  4. Vermont Country Wedding August 26, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    Those escort cards are very nice, I really like it.

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