No One Knows What an “Escort Card” Is

Am I right people?  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mentioned (around people who are married) that we aren’t sure how to display our escort cards and I’m given a blank stare in return until I say, “You know, the little cards that have your table number/name on it that tell you where to sit?”  ”Ohhhhh.”

Sometimes escort cards are easily confused with place cards, the difference being escort cards tell you which table to go to, and place cards tell you what seat to sit in at said table.  We aren’t using place cards, but we ARE using escort cards.  This post is now so boring I might punch myself in the face.  Never thought I’d be writing about escort cards.  Alas, here I am, with an “escort card dilemma.”  (Wow.  Pathetic.)

I’m so in love with many of the beautiful options prominent on Pinterest these days, but they always seem to fit better with rustic, vintage, or outdoorsy weddings, not elegant, hotel, Scottish-inspired weddings.

In keeping with my flair for drama, we are doing a bit of a display with our escort cards.  The idea first came about when Mom Sword and Sister Big Eyes found this castle at Michaels.

Isn’t it cute?  Inside it appears to be an adorable yet functional dollhouse.  I can see us hanging onto this castle post-wedding for future Small Swords to enjoy.  🙂

Once we figured out that it could NOT be used for a card box (note the small drawbridge opening below), I decided it could be the focal point of the first table our guests will see before entering our reception room.

We are having a dear friend of the family paint the castle for us to make it look more realistic and less juvenile.  I’m so thankful to know someone with such awesome skills!

The question I have for everyone is this, how do we display over 100 escort cards around this bad boy?  The initial plan was to use some sort of grass or moss mat underneath the castle and place the cards on top in rows.

image via JoAnn

But I also love how the-appropriately-named-for-this-post-anyway Mrs. Castle displayed her escort cards”¦what if we do that but with green paper?

image via Mrs. Castle on Weddingbee

And now I’m just confused!

(all photos personal unless otherwise noted)

So I need some advice from those craftier than myself (read: everyone).  My Sister can only do so much (hehe)!!!  How can we display our escort cards in an efficient and castle-like manor manner?  Any ideas would be much appreciated!


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:20 am

    Castle flags would be cute. I was thinking a castle banner….you could maybe use some of your tartan fabric and embroider (if you know how) wedding party names in white so they stand out. And then do the other names as castle flags 😀

    Oh poo someone suggested my banners LOL! Great minds think alike, lol!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:10 pm

    Oh my gosh I love that Castle so much! I love the idea of flags in the moss! The holder we used was great but actually pretty hard to make. In fact without Mr. Castle I would not have been able to make them! I can’t wait to see what you decide on and how it turns out!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:31 am

    @SuperDuperBrit: It’s a great idea!

    So question for everyone… do I make the flags and attach them to toothpicks and then stick them in putty/playdoh/something else so they stand up? Or is there a better way to execute? thanks for the help!

  4. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 am

    @Mrs. Castle: yea, i’m impressed with your holders, I wouldn’t know where to start! Hopefully I can figure out these flags!

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    kimy 1164 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:12 pm

    FLAGS!!!…so cool!

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