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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Escort Cards

Escort Cards--I've been to many weddings recently and seen various different cute ways to make/display escort cards. One bride incorporated the fact that her husband proposed while fishing, and made the escort cards in the shape of fish--another bride did the classic white escort card on a table--yet another bride had them in different colors and pinned to a board---there are many ways, but there has only been one way that I have had my heart set on since I saw it in Style Me Pretty months ago




^ *Sigh* picture me sitting at my desk gazing lovingly at this picture, yes I am a huge huge dork. I just Love this--love love it. However, I pushed it to the back of my mind, figuring it would either 1. be to expensive 2. to time consuming 3. not enough space for all the cards or 4. all of the above

So I went back to looking at a more "traditional" style of escort cards , as seen below:




Although I know this would be the easier way, a part of me just kept being drawn back to my "original love". So yesterday while at work ( during my lunch break of course :)) I decided to try to figure out how I would even go about making the beautiful display. Well it turns out Style Me Pretty walks you thru how to make it!

I contacted the Manzanita Dealer that Style me Pretty suggested--Nettleton Hollow asking them if I wanted to create the look how many branches would I need. They gave me suggestions, and were really quite helpful. I also located some fringe I could use, for the escort cards. Fiance feels pretty confident that he can make the base, and my mom, who is coming down two weeks before the wedding, feels she can help with the assembly. Right now I'm just hedging if we need this task. This will come to about $150-200 more than doing the "traditional" escort cards. Also it is much more labor intensive. Do you think it's worth it? How are you displaying your escort cards?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually didn't use escort cards at all, but rather a seating scroll which was hand-drawn by the person who created my invites. It's basically a big board that has everyone's name on it, displayed alphabetically, with their table number. We displayed it on a decorative easel that was set right as people were walking into the reception. Anyway, much easier than individual cards and it's a nice memento of the day.

Friday, August 15, 2008 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Christiana said...

I saw this adorable idea on engageology, I'm only having 80 guests, so between my FI and I I'm sure we can get up to 80 corks within the year!

http://engageology.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/cork-place-holders.jpg

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:28:00 AM  
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