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Escort Cards


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Escort cards are a way of letting your guests what table they are assigned to. The most popular and frequently used escort card is a tent card which has the guest's name and table number printed on the card. Escort cards can also be in the form of tags attached to anything that goes with the theme of your wedding. The possibilities are endless. For the wording on the escort cards, a number of options are available depending on the formality of the affair. For a formal wedding, the designation of Mr. and Mrs. John Doe is preferred. For a more informal wedding, Jane and John Doe is more acceptable. If someone brings a guest, you can either put both names on the same card, with the woman's name first, or use separate cards for each person. Some prefer to put the name of the invited guest first if the names are on one card, even if that person is male. I have seen some weddings that put Mr. John Doe and Guest on the card. Technically it is not proper ettiquette, however, it may be done. The same goes for Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and Family. When arranging the escort cards, make sure the cards are always in alphabetical order.
 
Some people use the words escort card and place card interchangeably, however, they are two entirely different things. Escort cards are placed at a separate location that the tables themselves, where the guests will find their card, which will tell them what table they are assigned to. A placecard on the other hand, is a card placed on the table at the seat the corresponding guest is assigned to. With using placecards, you decide exactly where each guest will be seated, whereas with escort cards you only decide the table the guest will be seated at.
 
 
Plain Escort Cards

  
Tools and Materials Needed: 
  •  Computer and printer
  •  Scissors or paper trimmer
Recommended Tools and Materials: 
Free Downloadable Templates:
 
The template is made in three different lineweights. The lightest lineweight should be used for printing on lighter colored paper, while the darkest lineweight should be used for printing on darker colored paper.
 
 
Instructions:
  • Once you download the template, you can personalize/format the text. Images can also be inserted onto the escort cards by clicking INSERT and then PICTURE from the top menu in Word. You can then chose an image file or clipart. Once the image is inserted, you can then right click on the image and click on FORMAT PICTURE. Under the LAYOUT tab select BEHIND TEXT under the wrapping style. Click OK. Now you can move the image to where you would like it. 
  • Next you can print all the escort cards. 
  • Once the escort cards are printed, you can cut them out. It takes a lot less time to cut the escort cards if you use a paper trimmer for the straight edges.
  • Lastly, you will score a line with a paper scorer on the line in the middle of the escort card, where it will be folded in half. A paper scorer makes a cleaner fold than just folding the paper in half.
Love what you see, but don't have the time to do them yourself? Contact Me for more information on having the project done by me. I offer incredibly cheap prices, from 40 cents per escort card, and will work with you throughout the project to ensure you get exactly what you want.
 
 
Escort Cards with Bow

    
Tools and Materials Needed: 
  •  Computer and printer
  •  Scissors or paper trimmer
  •  Hole punch (same size as eyelets if used)
  •  Eyelet setting tool (optional)
  •  Eyelets (optional)
  •  Ribbon
Recommended Tools and Materials:
 
Free Downloadable Templates:
 
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Instructions:
  • Once you download the template, you can personalize/format the text. Images can also be inserted onto the escort cards by clicking INSERT and then PICTURE from the top menu in Word. You can then chose an image file or clipart. Once the image is inserted, you can then right click on the image and click on FORMAT PICTURE. Under the LAYOUT tab select BEHIND TEXT under the wrapping style. Click OK. Now you can move the image to where you would like it. 
  • Next you can print all the escort cards. 
  • Once the escort cards are printed, you can cut them out. It takes a lot less time to cut the escort cards if you use a paper trimmer for the straight edges.
  • Next you will score a line with a paper scorer on the line in the middle of the escort card, where it will be folded in half. A paper scorer makes a cleaner fold than just folding the paper in half.
  • With the escort card folded, you will need to punch two holes through the escort card where the circles are located. This is where your ribbon will go through.
  • For a more finished look, you can insert and set eyelets where the holes are. Once the eyelets are set or if you don't want to have eyelets in the holes, you can simply loop a ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.
Love what you see, but don't have the time to do them yourself? Contact Me for more information on having the project done by me. I offer incredibly cheap prices, from 40 cents per escort card, and will work with you throughout the project to ensure you get exactly what you want.
 
 
Tree Escort Cards

 
Tools and Materials Needed: 
  •  Computer and printer
  •  Scissors or paper trimmer
  •  Hole punch (same size as eyelets if used)
  •  Eyelet setting tool (optional)
  •  Eyelets (optional)
  •  Ribbon
Recommended Tools and Materials:
Free Downloadable Templates:
 
The template is made in three different lineweights. The lightest lineweight should be used for printing on lighter colored paper, while the darkest lineweight should be used for printing on darker colored paper.
 
 
Instructions:
  • Once you download the template, you can personalize/format the text. Images can also be inserted onto the escort cards by clicking INSERT and then PICTURE from the top menu in Word. You can then chose an image file or clipart. Once the image is inserted, you can then right click on the image and click on FORMAT PICTURE. Under the LAYOUT tab select BEHIND TEXT under the wrapping style. Click OK. Now you can move the image to where you would like it. 
  • Next you can print all the escort cards. 
  • Once the escort cards are printed, you can cut them out. It takes a lot less time to cut the escort cards if you use a paper trimmer for the straight edges.
  • Next you will need to punch a hole through the escort card where the circle is located. This is where your ribbon will go through.
  • For a more finished look, you can insert and set an eyelet where the hole is. Once the eyelet is set or if you don't want to have an eyelet in the hole, you can simply loop a ribbon through the hole and the escort cards can be hung from a tree or anything else you want to hang them on.
Love what you see, but don't have the time to do them yourself? Contact Me for more information on having the project done by me. I offer incredibly cheap prices, from 40 cents per escort card, and will work with you throughout the project to ensure you get exactly what you want.
 
 
Layered Escort Cards

  
Tools and Materials Needed:
  • Background cardstock
  • Overylay paper (either a lighter weight cardstock or vellum)
  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Computer and printer
Recommended Tools and Materials:

Free Downloadable Templates:
 
The template is made in three different lineweights. The lightest lineweight should be used for printing on lighter colored paper, while the darkest lineweight should be used for printing on darker colored paper.
 
Background Card
 
 
Overlay Card
 
 
Instructions:
  • Once you download the templates, you can personalize/format the text on the overlay cards. Images can also be inserted onto the escort cards by clicking INSERT and then PICTURE from the top menu in Word. You can then chose an image file or clipart. Once the image is inserted, you can then right click on the image and click on FORMAT PICTURE. Under the LAYOUT tab select BEHIND TEXT under the wrapping style. Click OK. Now you can move the image to where you would like it. 
  • Next you can print all the background and overlay cards. 
  • Once the cards are printed, you can cut them out. It takes a lot less time to cut the escort cards if you use a paper trimmer for the straight edges.
  • Next you will score a line with a paper scorer on the line in the middle of the escort card, where it will be folded in half. A paper scorer makes a cleaner fold than just folding the paper in half.
  • Now you can overlay the overlay cards on top of the background cards. I recommend using the Herma Dotto Permanent Adhesive Dispenser, however, you can use spray adhesive, glue sticks, rubber cement, etc. to adhere the cards together. Apply the adhesive you chose to the overlay card, and match up the overlay card to the markings on the background card. Press evenly over the overlay card so the whole card adheres to the background card.
Love what you see, but don't have the time to do them yourself? Contact Me for more information on having the project done by me. I offer incredibly cheap prices, from 40 cents per escort card, and will work with you throughout the project to ensure you get exactly what you want.