Our Favorite Escort Card & Seating Chart Displays

Over recent years seating charts and escort cards have become increasingly elaborate! They are now multi-functional displays used to hold favors, in addition to guiding guests to their seats. Take a look at some of our favorite escort cards and seating chart displays, to get inspired for your upcoming wedding.

Displays for Every Type of Event

A simple but lush display, this couple opted for a basket of greenery containing seed packets that double as escort cards. So guests can quickly find their seats, all the while looking forward to adding to their garden. We love this idea for an outdoor spring or garden-themed wedding.

Event Design, Coordination, & Florals: @saltharbor / Photographer: @annataylor_photo / Venue: @wrightsvillemanornc

A gorgeous idea for a mountain wedding, or the adventurous couple, this display features a variety of notable peaks. You can bet that guests will eagerly note who resides at the highest summit!

Via @lettersanddust

For a retro-inspired wedding or the vintage-loving bride, these hotel tags will be a hit! Featuring classic white calligraphy, guests will be quick to add them to their keyrings. Be sure to pick a color suitable for both men and women.

Via @Gritandgoldeventco / Calligraphy: @prettypostcalligraphy / Planning: @emilynelson_tx / Photography: @ellenashton / Florist: @theshabbyroseflorist / Venue: @emersonvenue

Drinks are a highly anticipated element of a wedding reception. So it only makes sense to greet your guests at the door with a full glass. Meanwhile, a simple marker on the rim will direct them to their respective tables.

Via @k.sageevents / Calligraphy: @doubledippedcalligraphy / Venue: @huntingtonbayclub / Photographer @meagan.lindsey / Rentals @brighteventrentals @sundrop_vintage @bbjlinen @morerentals

If you’re a foodie then you’ll love this beautiful display featuring wood charcuterie boards. It’s especially appropriate if you have plans for a grazing table or a similar appetizer. 

Via @annaperevertaylo / Venue: @wolfeheights / Rentals & decor: @latavolalinen @vlasov.events / Planner: @jennrobirdsevents / Florals: @theposhposey

The best way to stand out on your wedding day is with a truly unique wedding favor. Something easier to do when hosting an event with a specific theme. These shucking tools are a perfect example, ideal for a sunny, outdoor seaside wedding.

Planning + design: @laurynprattes / Photography: @abbyjiu @lisaziesing

For a more intimate wedding, we adore this seating plan idea. Surprise your guests with their pictures to create a truly unique display!⁠ 

Via @thenationalweddingshow

Featuring leather baggage tags, this display is a popular choice amongst travel enthusiasts. Even more so for couples who are considering a destination wedding. We recommend that you choose a more durable leather in colors that are suitable for both men and women.

Via @withjoy / Photographer: @courtney_leigh_photo⁠ / Planner: @wedandprosper @racheld.wedandprosper⁠ / Florist: @remiandgold⁠ / Calligraphy: @halfmoonlettering⁠ / Venue: @arrowheadhill⁠ / Wall and Assembly: @exquisitedetailsbyraquel⁠

If you and your spouse are avid readers then you’ll love these bookmark escort cards. If you’re looking to save some money then you can use simple cardstock. But if you’d prefer to give your guests a more durable favor, opt for leather or acrylic.

Via @twinkleandtoast / Photo: @wildwhim / Venue: @saddlerockranch_events / Planning + Design: @detailsbyalessandra @detailsdarling / Florals: @uniquefloraldesigns / Rentals: @arentalconnection / Invite + Signage: @twinkleandtoast

Mini portraits are a stunning idea for an intimate wedding! With the time required for these beautiful works of art, you will want to make sure that guests can actually use them. So make sure that they are large enough and on decent paper, so that they can be framed and displayed.

Via @chasinglinen

Especially popular amongst boho brides, this display is mostly for aesthetics. Guest’s names are written in the center of the mirrors, with each mirror specific to a table. For the most visually appealing display, be careful to feature a mix of textures and neutral colors.

Via @hamptoneventhire / Design: @wild_heart_events @annadelores / Calligraphy: @sophialovesletters

Man or woman, everyone loves receiving flowers. That is why your guests will love this well-thought-out seating chart. Every guest went home with their very own bouquet of fresh, colorful roses. 

Via @tessalynevents / Wall: @lovethiswayla

If you love the idea of treating guests to a drink but prefer that they choose their own, consider gifting them a glass. You can go with any type of drinkware, from shot glasses to copper mugs for Moscow mules. We love this specific idea for an eco-friendly wedding!

Via @withjoy / Photography: @sararichardsonphoto⁠ / Planner: @amyabbottevents⁠ / Florist: @flowersandeventsloscabos⁠ / Calligraphy: @serendipitycabo

What did you think of these escort cards and seating chart displays? Tell us which one was your favorite, or what you have in store for your own wedding! Want to see more wedding reception inspiration? Check out our blog on Minimalist Yet Elegant Wedding Tables.

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