By Well Groomed
Posted in DIY
Don’t let the fancy terms like “place cards” and “escort cards” intimidate you. What does it matter and what’s the difference anyway?
Place cards have each of the guest’s name written on them. The place cards go on the tables at the seating where the guest is assigned to. The design usually is incorporated to match the look and feel of the table scape.
The escort cards are displayed at the entrance to direct your guests to their table. It can be done one per person, one per couple or family. Nowadays brides and grooms get real creative and the escort cards holder can be its unique wedding decoration.
This DIY project shows you how to make a unique wedding escort card with your own identity. Each card features a clean look, a little industrial touch (yes to the metal eyelets!), and a fun design you can do together that will have both of your fingerprints all over it – literally!
MATERIALS & TOOLS
- Gift tags with metal eyelets
- Kraft cardstock
- Stamp ink pad (washable)
- Glass head pins
- Natural cork sheet covered with a background of your choice: world map, vintage music sheet, chalk board sheet, burlap…or linen (as shown in our DIY Project below).
- Exacto knife
- Cutting mat
1. On the kraft cardstock paper, print the names of your guests and their respective table numbers. We used the font “Batik Regular” that has a very similar characteristics with the traditional type writer. Cut them by words into little pieces.
2. Place the pieces onto the gift tag, we center align them all for a cleaner design. Feel free to play with the placement to get the right look for you. Once you’re happy, attach the pieces with glue.
3. My brother is getting married and one of the design element on their stationery is this charming heart finger prints. We’ve also seen it around the Pinterest lately and thought this would be a great addition to either an escort or place card. We used gold ink; the metallic sheen gives it a little more depth in the whole design. Black ink, I’m pretty sure, would be quite handsome too!
This is our favorite moment – stamping our thumbs into pretty little hearts. We cannot confirm nor deny that our faces were covered with glittered ink at the end of the project. Make sure you keep a napkin ready nearby!
P.S. You can also get a digital vector clip art of the finger print right here (by Illustree)
4. Once decorated just pin them to the background of your choice – and they’re ready for display!
Done and done! This DIY escort card won’t fail to wow and welcome your guests to their seating.
Now, let’s go back to the stamp ink war.