Three Fun Alternatives to the Reception Escort Card

A mason jar with your guest's name and table assignment can double as a fun favor. ©Jodie Johnson/DPC.

Escort cards are a pretty key piece of a wedding, making sure your guests get to their tables is pretty important after all. But it is becoming more and more commonplace to have something in the stead of an escort card. Some couples even opt to have escort cards that can double as wedding favors, making for a much less wasteful wedding (all the paper that is involved with escort cards isn’t very green!). Here are some ideas for escort card substitutions!

  1. Personalized glasses. Be it a mason jar that you have personalized for each guest (goes really well with rustic themed weddings), a beer stein, a lovely wine glass, or even a simple mug, glasses are usable during and after the wedding and make for a great keepsake. You can even consider adding small items such as candies or another small wedding favor to your glasses to make for a complete favor and escort card.
  2. Candles. Who doesn’t like a scented candle? They are perfect for improving the aroma of your home or even great to just keep around til the electricity goes out unexpectedly! So consider giving guests candles that have their table information around the votive.
  3. Balloons. These may not double as wedding favors, but they are whimsical and fun! Blow up balloons and write guests information on them with a sharpie. It’s a colorful and light way to seat guests!

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Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in. Connect with Mati on Google+.

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