The Well Traveled Wedding

Langley, a client from North Carolina, e-mailed me some gorgeous photos of her travel theme wedding. Can you spot the “cities of the world” travel theme table numbers by yours truly?

Travel Theme Wedding Table Numbers

Where in the World Travel Wedding

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Want a set of these table numbers for your wedding? You can purchase them here.
Matching Escort cards are available here.

Vicki and Jo’s Eventi Hotel Wedding in New York City

Viki, and her fiancee Jo, had a beautiful wedding in New York City with fresh spring colors. They had a travel theme for their reception including Table numbers and airline ticket escort cards by yours truly.

Travel Theme Escort Cards and Table Number

Travel Theme Escort Cards and Table Numbers

Want a custom set of cards like these for your wedding? You can purchase these items here and here.

Boston Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Red Socks Fans Baseball Theme Escort/Place Cards

Red Socks Fans Baseball Theme Escort/Place Cards

“Hit a Home Run” with your guest with these adorable Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards.

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Give your guests a conversation starter by naming your tables instead of numbering them. Name your tablesafter your all time favorite baseball olayers and/or their number. Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth, (just to name a few!) These escort cards are sure to be a major hit! Click the photos for more info.

These place cards coordinate perfectly with my red sox theme wedding invitations!

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

 

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Personalized Escort Cards – Modern Striped Style Wedding Place Cards
What better way to accent your wedding than through a chic striped pattern!

Your guests might not notice all the details in your bouquet, or your aisle runner or even the beautiful touches on your wedding gown. But they -will- notice the style and elegance of the place card sitting right in front of them all evening! Your guests will be wowed when they see these personalized seating cards, customized to your wedding colors and style!
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SIZE AND MATERIALS
These Place Cards  folded tent style are 3.5″ x 2″ in size. They are printed on an 110lb  Cover-Weight White or Ivory Cardstock and printed on a professional grade printer in my home office.

Click the photos for more details!

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards - Escort Seating Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

Share your love of Evergreens and Pine Cones with these Wedding or Holiday Special-Event Place Cards!

Delight your guests with your creativity by naming your table instead numbering them.  You may choose your table’s names after your Winter Favorite Things.  Hot Chocolate, Peppermint, Mistletoe, Believe or Snowflake (just to name a few!) These escort cards are a definite conversation starter!
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SIZE AND MATERIALS

These cards, when folded, are 3.5 inches (wide) x 2 inches (tall). They are printed on an 110lb Cover-Weight card-stock in White or Ivory and printed on a professional grade printer in my home office.

Click the photos for more details!

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards - Escort Seating Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards

Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards

Autumn Trees – Fall Place Cards or Escort Cards

Just in time for Autumn, I have created a set of Fall Tree themed Place Cards!

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The colors and fonts used for these cards are completely customize-able to suit your wedding.

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Autumn-Place-Cards, Escort Cards, Colorful-Tree-Cards

Impress your guests with these custom Escort Cards. Name your wedding tables after trees in your back yard or in your favorite park. These colorful escort cards are a definite conversation starter! We have many trees available and we are adding more every day.

* These personalized place cards match the table numbers also sold in our shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105923996/autumn-trees-fall-wedding-table-number

* I customize, print and fold each card by hand with great care

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Autumn-Place-Cards, Escort Cards, Colorful-Tree-Cards

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SIZE AND MATERIALS

These Place Cards, when folded, are 3.5 (wide) x 2 (tall) in size. They are printed on an 110lb Cover-Weight White or Ivory card stock and printed on a professional grade printer in my home office.
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TREES

Here’s the list of Trees I currently have drawn:

Alder
Apple
Ash
Aspen
Banana
Basswood
Beech
Birch
Cedar
Cherry
Chestnut
Cypress
Dogwood
Elm
Fir
Haw
Hawthorn
Hemlock
Hickory
Hornbeam
Juniper
Larch
Linden
Magnolia
Maple
Mimosa
Oak
Orange
Palm
Peach
Pear
Pecan
Pine
Poplar
Sequoia
Spruce
Walnut
Willow
Yew
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DON’T SEE YOUR TREE?
If your looking for a Tree or Plant that isn’t listed above I might be able to create something custom. Send me a message to inquire about your specific item.

When to use Seating/Escort Cards (and when to ditch them)!

Ever wondered what the difference is between place cards and escort cards? Do you feel like these cards are silly, or even confusing? In the following post I’ll try to explain the basics of place card and escort card etiquette and why they may be important on your wedding day.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
So does a Place card differ from an Escort card? Aren’t they the same thing? Yes and no. Place cards are typically pre-set at each reception table and used in conjunction with table numbers and a seating chart to help guests find their seat. Escort cards on the other hand, sit outside the reception in neat little rows where guests can pick them up to be “escorted” to their tables.

I DON’T GET IT!
I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t really understand the point of seating cards when I first began planning my wedding. I wondered why anyone would WANT to tell their guests where they HAD to sit. I definitely did not want to seem like a bridezilla with micromanagement problems!

After reading a bit more about wedding planning however, I gained a healthy respect for these little cards. They have an important job to do!

Floral Calligraphy Style Place Cards

Floral Calligraphy Style Place Cards for Weddings

WHY HAVE THEM?
The real point of paper goods, including seating cards, dawned on me when I read this Project Wedding article about wedding guest complaints.  The #1 complaint of wedding guests? Not knowing where to go. Escort cards can be one small way you can ensure you’ve guided each and every guest to a group of friends with whom they can enjoy the evening. Plus, they won’t have to wander around awkwardly to find a table.

Be welcoming. Even if you had a long receiving line at the end of your ceremony,   chances are you didn’t get to welcome/greet each guest individually. Having place cards lets your guests know your glad they are here, and you were sure to save a place for them.

Help everyone feel comfortable. It may seem like a lot of hassle but its well worth the effort to thoughtfully group guests by table. In particular, guests who don’t know anyone else in attendance will be more at ease if you can seat them with a group of people who are of a common age group or share a common interest. (Pssst… here’s your chance to separate any potential clashes of personality/political opinion too!)

Keep things on track. If your having a plated dinner with several meal choices, place cards can be a simple way to ensure the catering staff gets everyone’s orders perfect. By adding a small symbol or letter on the corner of each place card the catering staff will know right away that your strictly vegan Aunt Martha wants Eggplant Parmesan not Filet Mignon. This can also be a good way to discreetly warn the staff which guests may be allergic to certian ingredients like peanuts or shellfish.

Place cards can help your caterer ensure everyone receives what they ordered.

Place cards can help your caterer ensure everyone receives what they ordered.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: I’m on a budget and I’m trying to save a few bucks. Is it ok to group families or couples together on the same card?

A: Its perfectly fine to group couples together. ie: Mr. & Mrs Smith. However, children should always be listed separately. ie: Miss Mary Winslow. Keep in mind that grouping couples who don’t share the same last name, or grouping entire families onto one card might look crammed and less aesthetically pleasing. Also, grouping couples/families onto one card can quickly defeat the convenience for the catering staff if your identifying meal choices on the cards.

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Q: Several friends have indicated they’ll be bringing their girlfriend/boyfriend/significant other to the wedding but I don’t know the name of their guest. What do I do?

A: First, whenever possible try to find the names of all guests in attendance. (See above under: Be welcoming.) It can’t hurt to give your friend a quick call/text/Facebook message to inquire the name of their guest. If this is not possible, or your friend hasn’t decided who they’re bringing yet (not too uncommon!) It would be perfectly acceptable to write the place card in this way:  Mr. Wayne Madden & Guest.

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Q: Do I HAVE to use place cards?

A: If your having a small/intimate and/or casual wedding where almost everyone knows each-other and the caterer doesn’t need help identifying meal choices then you can skip the whole shebang! Put up one of these cute signs instead:

New Item: Floral Pattern Seating Cards

Your guests might not notice all the details in your bouquet, or your aisle runner or even the beautiful touches on your wedding gown. But they -will- notice the style and elegance of the place card sitting right in front of them all evening!

Floral Calligraphy Style Place Cards

Floral Calligraphy Style Place Cards

Your guests will be wowed when they see these personalized seating cards, customized to your wedding colors, fonts and style! These lovely little floral seating cards have delicate calligraphy style lines with vines and leaves. Perfect for rustic or formal weddings.

Floral Calligraphy Style Place Cards