One of the most creative and fun uses of our prints at a wedding comes courtesy of Kathryn Gillies who used our Mini Squares as escort cards!
Escort cards are a more informal version of place cards. They direct guests to a table rather than a specific seat at that table. Kathryn created personalized escort cards with a black and white photo of each of her wedding guests, clipped to their name and table number. They were one of our most popular Instagram posts, so we decided to share how she made them!
Kathryn says "We were inspired when friends did something similar at their wedding. It made such an impression on us, and other guests, we had to use the idea!" She made a beautiful table display of the cards using a window frame.
Here's everything you need to create your own custom escort cards:
◆ Mini Squares - Set of 48 for $15. These are for printing your guests' photos on. You can create them from our website or on Print Studio app. For an alternative mini option, try our Mini Prints!
◆ Some mini flat cards, printed with a name and table of each guest. These should measure about 2.4 x 3.4 inches to show behind each Mini Square. We recommend these flat cards.
◆ An empty window frame or a wall you can clip things to.
◆ And some mini clothespins and string! Or the display materials of your preference.
Need tips for how to make these? "Start the photo search even before you have all RSVPs," says Kathryn. "When in doubt on a guest's attendance, order a photo just in case. We had a few extra photos for some guests so we slipped them into Thank You notes. When it came to folks without an online footprint, we did our very best to obtain a photo from friends or family. If that didn't yield results, we used a generic photo of our pretty venue."
Overall, it's worth the effort to make every guest at your wedding feel special. "Our guests were enthralled!" says Kathryn. "Everyone was so pleasantly surprised, and the photos made for a nice take home gift. The process of scouring social media and selecting just the right photo for each guest was a painstaking process, but it was absolutely worth it."