5 DIY Wedding Escort & Place Card Themes to Explore

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Selenite Crystal Escort Cards. Photo by  Emma Bauso Design .

Selenite Crystal Escort Cards. Photo by Emma Bauso Design.

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The most memorable weddings are those that celebrate love and incorporate personalized details. From stunning DIY wedding florals to creative wedding arches, there are endless ways that you can include your style into your big day.

One easy way to show your personality is by sitting down with your partner to decide on a theme that works for both of you. Whether you’ include rustic elements or keep a modern and elegant look, deciding on a theme will help the rest of wedding details fall into place.

To give you some inspiration, we have created 5 themed escort card mood boards to look through. Escort cards are a modern take on the traditional place cards. Rather than assigning your guests to a specific seat, they are able to choose their own seat at a designated table. Escort card displays are the perfect example of sticking to a theme can create a more personalized and dynamic look for your wedding.

Browse through the themes to find which one you most identify with. If more than one that stands out, try combining them. What’’s more romantic and unique than a botanical boho wedding? Or a rustic outdoor event with modern touches?

Go Boho

Photo credits:

Top left: Jade and Matthew Take Photos  | Top right: Amorology  | Middle right: Absolutely Loved Photography  | Bottom left: Leila Brewster Photography  | Bottom middle: Jessica Kettle  | Bottom right: Kristin Byrum Photography 

For the more free-spirited, whimsical couple, a bohemian theme may be the way to go. Using natural elements such as wood, repurposed glass, or tiles will give your event a down-to-earth feel.

Botanical Garden Paradise

Photo credits:

Top left: Kreate Photography  | Top right: Christie Pham Photography  | Top middle left: Anna Delores Photography  | Top middle right: Samantha James Photography  | Bottom middle left: Lark & Linen  | Bottom right: Edmonson Weddings

Do you and your partner plan picnics in nature and enjoy visiting botanical gardens? Transform your venue into a garden paradise with unique blooms and greenery. Incorporate these natural touches into all elements of your wedding, from your ceremony backdrop to the escort cards.

Modern & Witchy

Photo credits:

Top left: Evangeline Lane  | Top middle right: Rachel Hollis, The Chic Site  | Top middle left: Tanya Salazar Photography  | Bottom left: L B Event DesignBirds of a Feather PhotoPrim and Pixie |  Bottom right: John Schunack Destination Weddings

Use this romantic narrative to create an elegant and sophisticated look. Use elements like hand lettering and neutral tones throughout your celebration.

Rustic & Natural

Photo credits:

Top left: Jenny Smith & Co  | Top right: Love Me Do Photography  | Middle left: Beaux Arts Photography  | Middle right: Michael Segal Photography  | Bottom left: Nicholes Photography  

If you’ dream of a barn wedding or backyard affair, going rustic may be your answer. Using natural elements and wooden accents will create a natural at-home feel.

Vintage Romantic

Top left: Onelove Photography  | Middle right: Megan Clouse Photography  | Bottom left: Gayle Brooker

Are you and your partner fans of antiques? Do you enjoy thrift shopping or repurposing old items? The vintage approach may be perfect for you.


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