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35 Cool Ways to Display Your Escort Cards

An escort card display or seating chart is a must-have for logistical purposes, but it can also be used to create an exciting first impression for guests as they enter the reception space. You can design yours around a theme (like keys for vintage-inspired nuptials), or tie in elements that reflect your wedding's season or location (think seashells or anchors for a seaside affair). Here, check out 35 escort displays to choose from, and let your creativity shine!

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Floral Escort Card Displays

    Floral Escort Card Displays

    Walls covered in flowers and greenery are a major wedding trend for 2016 — we love how this couple incorporated their table assignments using calligraphed cards and ribbon.

  • Floral Escort Card Displays

    Floral Escort Card Displays

    If you're having a larger wedding, you can use frames to group guests by their tables. Add a monogram for a beautiful finishing touch.

    Photo Credit: Brian Dorsey Studios

  • Floral Escort Card Displays

    Floral Escort Card Displays

    This wow-worthy display features garlands of pearls attached to escort cards.

    Photo Credit: ALTF Photography / Event Design: Preston Bailey

  • Floral Escort Card Displays

    Floral Escort Card Displays

    For a sweet take on the "be seated" memo, have guests pluck their escort card from a miniature clothesline display. 

    Photo Credit: Clark + Walker Studio

  • Key Escort Card Display

    Key Escort Card Display

    Add a touch of romance and Old World charm to a vintage-inspired wedding theme with escort card keys. Plus, you can use tassels to incorporate your wedding colors, like this couple did.

    Photo Credit: Your Lovely Wedding

  • Feathered Escort Card Display

    Feathered Escort Card Display

    Nothing screams "glamorous" more than ostrich feathers! Transport guests back to the Golden Age with this spectacular Art Deco-inspired display.

  • Framed Escort Card Displays

    Framed Escort Card Displays

    Bejeweled frames in different designs serve double-duty as gorgeous escort cards and useful favors.

    Photo Credit: Brian Dorsey Studios

  • Framed Escort Card Displays

    Framed Escort Card Displays

    If you have a large guest list, stick with one smaller frame style so that they all fit on the same table. A tree dripping in crystals and bubble votives will help to make your display a stunning focal piece for the reception room.

  • Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Sweet rosebud escort cards are a perfect choice for a classic fairy tale wedding theme. Don't forget to add a sign!

  • Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Wildflower arrangements in clear vases make for a striking yet budget-friendly escort card display.

  • Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Escort Card Displays With Potted Plants

    Succulents are a popular decorative element in weddings because of their hardiness and affordability. Plus, how adorable are these watering can escort card holders?

    Photo Credit: Tikko Weddings / Event Design: Skybox Event Productions

  • Escort Card Display With Rocks

    Escort Card Display With Rocks

    Collect rocks from your favorite park or river; write each guest's name in calligraphy on one side and their table number on the other for a remarkable display. You could also use geodes or sea glass, depending on your preference.

  • Beverage Escort Card Displays

    Beverage Escort Card Displays

    If you plan on gifting a custom brew or vino to your guests, affix a custom-designed label with their seating arrangement; that way, you can cross two wedding tasks off your list. Salut!

    Photo Credit: Fyrefly Photography / Stationery: Five Dot Design

  • Beverage Escort Card Displays

    Beverage Escort Card Displays

    Mug and glass escort cards are popping up in weddings everywhere, and with good reason: They add an intimate vibe to down-home country weddings, and guests can take them home with them afterward.

    Photo Credit: Arrowood Photography / Event Coordination: Mango Muse Events

  • Beverage Escort Card Displays

    Beverage Escort Card Displays

    Personalized bottles of tequila set the tone for a fun destination wedding in Mexico.

    Photo courtesy of Eventos Euforia / Event Design: Eventos Euforia

  • Escort Card Display With Corks

    Escort Card Display With Corks

    Save up all of your wine corks to put together a vineyard-worthy corkboard for your escort card display.

  • Edible Escort Card Displays

    Edible Escort Card Displays

    Add some zing to your reception space by affixing printable cards to oranges using pushpins.

  • Edible Escort Card Displays

    Edible Escort Card Displays

    Spice up your escort card display with seasoning blends or homemade jars of herbs. We love how this couple included cheeky "escort cards" in vegetable shapes.

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    At a wedding in California wine country, the newlyweds hung die-cut tags onto an antique door to symbolize their entry into a new phase of life.

    Photo Credit: Damion Hamilton

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    A boat steering wheel points guests in the right direction at a nautical-themed wedding.

    Photo Credit: The Image Is Found / Event Design: GATHER Events

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Anchors away! An impressive sand sculpture and coordinating escort cards are right at home in a seaside affair.

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Stamp guests' names and tables onto rustic wooden rounds — voilà, instant coasters.

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Throwing a rustic-themed wedding? Saw notches into a wooden log to recreate this gorgeous display piece.

  • Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Wooden Escort Card Displays

    Enhance your log place card holder with a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables — along with nuts, seeds, or even coffee beans — for an autumnal flair.

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    No Christmas-themed wedding is complete without darling ornament escort cards tied with a bow.

    Photo Credit: Brian Dorsey Studios

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    This breathtaking rustic escort card display is the perfect fit for a fall wedding.

    Photo Credit: CLB Photography / Event Planner: Jenny Orsini Events

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Miniature ghost pumpkins make excellent escort cards as is, or you could spray-paint them gold or silver to add a glam touch to your display table.

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Whimsical cocktail-inspired escort cards will make guests do a double-take at summer nuptials.

    Photo Credit: What a Day! Photography / Event Coordination: Mango Muse Events

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    A destination wedding in Maui featured sandboxes containing sand dollar escort cards to tie in the couple's island theme.

  • Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Seasonal Escort Card Displays

    Starfish nestled in the sand are a clever way to bring the beach inside for your wedding day.

  • Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Dip-dyed feather escort cards fluttering in the breeze are a must-have for boho weddings.

    Photo Credit: dNa Wyley Photography / Wedding Planner: LVL Weddings & Events

  • Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Quirky Escort Card Displays

    For a woodland theme, spray-paint animal figurines and assign each guest to a different spirit animal of choice.

    Photo Credits: Snappy Shots by Bev

  • Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Everyone's favorite childhood toy, Legos, takes center stage in this fun and quirky display, featuring a different character for each guest.

  • Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Quirky Escort Card Displays

    A musically-inclined couple showed guests to their seats using vintage records.

  • Quirky Escort Card Displays

    Quirky Escort Card Displays

    How chic is this pharmacy-inspired concoction? For another scientific variation, you could incorporate a periodic table of elements with guests' initials.

    Photo Credit: Braedon Photography / Event Design: CCL Weddings & Events

35 Cool Ways to Display Your Escort Cards

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