11 Creative Escort Card Ideas for Weddings (That You Haven’t Seen a Million Times)

Place cards can be, well, place cards (aka boring scraps of paper). Or they can be a memorable, conversation-starting element of your wedding-day decor. Help guests find their reception seats in style with one of these charming escort card ideas.


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1. Lavender Sprigs

Fun fact: Lavender only looks delicate, but its stems are surprisingly sturdy (in addition to being lovely and fragrant).

2. Mediterranean-inspired Tiles

Bring in the feeling of the Amalfi Coast with colorful ceramic tiles—that in reality you can just get at Home Depot.

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3. Mini Floral Arrangements

Fill vials with glitter and petite blooms for an enchanting escort card and wedding favor in one. 

4. Greenery Garnished Lemons

Sure, you’ve seen citrus as place card accents, but have you seen citrus hugged in twine and greenery? 

5. Terra-cotta Chips

Prayer hand emojis up for whomever dropped a planter and realized its fragments could make perfectly imperfect place cards. Best at a vineyard or garden wedding.

6. Simple Script Oyster Shells

Bleached oyster shells and casual calligraphy are the perfect accent for a nautical-chic nuptial. 

7. Arrows

How fun are these dainty hand-painted arrows (stuck in a target) as an impromptu seating chart?

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8. Antique Keys

For the vintage-obsessed bride, look no further than your local flea market for wedding decor details.

9. Cherry Bushels

A joyful, summery color punch (and a yummy snack for guests while they await their entrées).

10. Sea Glass

Beachcomber brides, we’ve found a beautiful use for the ocean treasures you’ve been hoarding all these years. (Or you could buy them at your local craft-supply store.)

11. Origami Paper Cranes

Symbolic yet not at all cheesy. Up and away for these love birds.


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.