Since our RSVP cards have been rolling in, I had to start thinking of how I plan to display the escort cards. I know many weddings in Nebraska do not use seating charts, but I feel as if it’s my job as the bride to make sure everyone feels welcome and part of that is who they sit by. Now, my immediate family and Tyler’s could easily find their own seats…it’s the couples and guests who don’t fall on either side of the family and may not know another guest there. I want to make sure they sit with a fun table who may share similar interests(and age!) I’m sure many brides find escort cards and seating charts too much of a hassle, but I assure you it is not. Proof? My only concern is how I display them! ha!
Instead of doing a serious seating chart, I am only assigning guests tables and then they can select their own seat. For my meal options, I will use a stamp on their escort card so the servers know who gets what. I purchased ivory cards at Michael’s months ago and plan to use them as my escort cards. I want to do something fun to display them though! Here are some options.
1. Magnetic Board – I love this idea because I can select any paint color to match my palette for this display. It would be a great DIY project for my Dad and I. Cons? I’d have to purchase a ton of small magnets and my escort cards are folded so I’m not sure how they would display.
2. Pin Up Board – I love the idea of using tacks on a cork board wrapped in fabric to display my escort cards. Cons…I’m sure all the needed materials are not cheap! Otherwise, I love this!
3. Chalk Board– I know I can buy chalk board paint in any color but I do love the white on black. This would be another DIY project for my Dad! Cons…I do not have that pretty of handwriting and I’d have to change my plans and place the cards on the appropriate tables.
4- Chicken Wire – I know I’ve mentioned this before in a post and I still love it. I think it’s unique, fun and interesting. Cons? It may be a little more country than I was going for at the reception.
So now I want your opinion….which escort card display do you like best?! I cannot wait to hear!