19 Creative Ways to Display Your Escort Cards and Seating Charts

These chic set-ups are anything but basic.

Ensuring that your wedding guests will be able to easily navigate to their seats is crucial, but adding a little extra wow-factor to your escort-card tables and seating-chart displays doesn’t hurt either. Read on for 19 amazing set-ups from recent celebrations across New England.

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Photo by Kelly Dillon Photography

Megan and Gavin’s sophisticated, seaside-inspired celebration at the Chatham Bars Inn featured a “floating” lucite display atop white coral.

Flowers Lilacs Florals
Photographer Kelly Dillon Photography
Planner Cape Cod Celebrations
Stationery Paper and Honey

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Photo by Kelly Hike

Erica and Shantanu threw a traditional Indian wedding ceremony followed by a bash at the Connecticut River Museum, where their escort cards played off the blue Ikat, pink, and orange reception décor.

Design & Planning Black Bow Events
Photographer Kelly Hike

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Photo by Joseph Laurin Photography

For a refined yet rustic barn reception at a private property in Weston, planner Tasha Bracken pinned cards to white silk ribbon and hung them among greenery and peonies.

Flowers The Wild Dahlia
Photographer Joseph Laurin Photography
Planner Tasha Bracken Events

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Photo by Jaimee Morse Photography

At a Rockport Marine Park wedding, Beehive Creative Events drew inspiration from the surrounding harbor and incorporated a miniature sailboat with a crest-embroidered flag that the couple also flew atop their reception tent. The team tucked the escort cards into a sea of hydrangea beneath the sails.

Design & Planning Beehive Creative Events
Flowers Seasons Downeast Designs
Photographer Jaimee Morse Photography

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Photo by Leah Haydock Photography

In the first-ever wedding held at SoWa Power Station in Boston, Bloom Couture Floral Studio and Tammy Golson Events used clothespins to affix escort cards to twine in the center of two large frames. Later in the evening, the display served as a photo booth backdrop.

Flowers Bloom Couture Floral Studio
Photographer Leah Haydock Photography
Planner Tammy Golson Events
Stationery Momental Designs

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Photo by Gigi DeManio Photography

A bride and groom who married at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine shared mussels on their first date, so Rafanelli Events included waves of the shells on the couple’s escort-card table.

Design Winston Flowers
Photographer Gigi DeManio Photography
Planner Rafanelli Events
Stationery Yonder Design

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Photo by Rachel Buckley Weddings

At Hilary and Andy’s wedding at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, Maine, the bride and groom nixed traditional escort cards in favor of hand-calligraphed envelopes containing each guest’s table number and a personalized note from the couple.

Display Board Event Lighting Concepts
Flowers Honeysuckle Way
Photographer Rachel Buckley Weddings
Planner She Luxe Events
Stationery Ridgely Calligraphy

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Photo by Jenny Moloney

For a backyard wedding held at the bride’s family home in Medfield, the groom’s family built a wood-framed chicken-wire display board upon which Black Bow Events clipped seating cards that matched
the couple’s pale-blue-and-white color palette. 

Design & Planning Black Bow Events
Flowers Anchor & Grace
Photographer Jenny Moloney

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Photo by Person + Killian Photography

At this December wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, the circular velvet-backed escort cards were displayed on a table featuring a white latex floral installation with acrylic poles that dangled translucent orbs. 

Design & Planning Marc Hall Design
Photographer Person + Killian Photography
Rentals Ruth Fischl Event Rental
Stationery Inviting Company

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Photo by Jaimee Morse Photography

Krista and Victor’s reception at a private estate in Freeport, Maine featured a wooden board adorned with an alphabetized, hand-scripted chart and a garland of white garden roses, spray roses, eucalyptus, and ferns.

Display Board Event Lighting Concepts
Flowers Pretty Flowers Maine
Photographer Jaimee Morse Photography
Planner She Luxe Events
Signage The Vintage Inkwell

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Photo by Meredith Perdue

For their springtime farm-to-table reception at the barn at Primo in Rockland, Maine, a couple hung copper-hued escort cards on a metal-and-vine lattice board decorated with tulips and begonia leaves.

Flowers Emily Carter Floral Design
Photographer Meredith Perdue
Planner Beehive Creative Events
Stationery Lauren Rachel

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Photo by Christopher Duggan Photography

When a couple’s nuptials at Chesterwood in Stockbridge were met with strong winds, planner Sara Kovel went with option B for their escort-card display: tying string to a barn door and attaching the cards using mini clothespins.

Design & Planning Sara Kovel Events
Photographer Christopher Duggan

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Photo by Corinna Raznikov Photography

For a waterfront wedding at the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine, planner Paula Marrero mixed organic, warm-hued escort cards and florals with ocean-inspired décor. 

Design & Planning Marrero Events
Flowers Minka Flowers
Photographer Corinna Raznikov Photography
Stationery Ever After Papery
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Photo by Stop Go Love

At their 9OFS wedding, a San Francisco couple brought a blend of urban sophistication and California cool to downtown Boston—as did their copper altar, adorned with eucalyptus, hydrangea, anemone, roses, and thistles that displayed their gray and blue seating charts. The couple also used the structure as the altar at their ceremony.

Design & Planning Hummingbird Bridal and Events
Flowers Whiled Flowers
Photographer Stop Go Love
Rentals Peak Event Services
Stationery Inviting Company
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Photo by Lindsay Hite

At their Hotel Commonwealth affair, Luri and Chris wanted a modern look with warm, botanical vibes and a large statement-making seating chart display.

Design & Planning Brilliant Event Planning
Flowers Winston Flowers
Graphic Design Rebecca Violante
Photographer The Artistic Group
Printer The Artistic Group

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Photo by Eric Barry Photography

At an enchanting tented wedding held at the bride’s family’s home in Cotuit, the whitewashed escort-card display board featured a floral garland and rose-gold lettering.

Display Board True North Event Rentals
Flowers Lilacs Florals
Photographer Eric Barry Photography
Planner Tasha Bracken Events
Stationery Pink Polka Dot

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Photo by Zac Wolf Photography

Planner Cristen Faherty wanted to bring an organic touch to Warehouse XI, an industrial Somerville event space, so she filled the venue with soft-hued florals and lush greenery. The table-number display affixed to the warehouse’s white-brick walls was later used as a photo backdrop for the Danger booth.

Design & Planning Cristen & Co.
Flowers Twig & Briar
Photographer Zac Wolf Photography
Stationery The Paper Perfectionist

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Photo by Maine Tinker Photography

At Brick South, an industrial event space in Portland, Maine, Black Bow Events utilized the venue’s own antique sliding door as a backdrop for geometric blue-and-yellow escort cards.

Design & Planning Black Bow Events
Photographer Maine Tinker Photography
Signage Katie Elizabeth Lettering

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Photo by Sweet Connolly Photography

Teachers Rob and Christine held a school-themed wedding at Bourne Farm in Falmouth, complete with “hall pass” escort cards and tables with names such as “Teachers’ Lounge” and “History Class.”

Photographer Sweet Connolly Photography
Planner Cape Cod Celebrations