9 Imaginative Escort Cards


When it comes to directions, few are as beautiful as wedding escort cards. When you think about it, these tiny details are just a personalized way to communicate where you would like your guests to sit … in a gorgeous way. We’ve collected a selection of imaginative escort cards in an array of materials that add dimension, whimsy and a little bit of luxury to your wedding decor.

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Fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage and thyme will guide your guests to their table. Photo: Evynn LeValley

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Set the mood by giving guests their very own keys to the dance floor. Perfect for vintage themes. Photo: Front Room Photography 

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The burger pun is just the start of this escort card wall. Custom soda bottles that double as favors are the finishing touch. They also feature the wedding hashtag and the tables are named for famous fast food restaurants. Photos: Wild Whim

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Beautiful pieces of sea glass make chic escort cards or place markers for beach or poolside weddings. Photo: Jade + Matthew Take Pictures 

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Tiny succulents make adorable, eco-friendly escort cards, not to mention budget friendly ones. Photo: Paige Jones

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As guests filter in to the reception, double up by leaving their seat assignment in an envelope and asking them to replace it with a guestbook note. Photo: Katie Kett

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These quirky geometric shapes are made of paper and double as favor holders. The couple chose to fill them with macarons in this case. Photo: Two Pair

Welcome guests with a glass to fill up with Champagne for toasts, topped with their name and table number. Photo: Natan Sans

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Formal, stately and luxurious, this imposing mirror is an ornate way to welcome guests to your wedding. Photo: Fan Jiang for Colin Cowie Weddings

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20 of the Prettiest Free Wedding Fonts


 

Pretty type on wedding invites is one of our favorite things. Whether it’s swooping, swirling script or modern type, we love them all, which is why we are sharing 20 of the prettiest free fonts perfect for weddings.

From wedding menus and programs to bar signage and escort cards, how will you use these fonts?


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The classic look of swooshing curls and swashes of calligraphy are a wedding mainstay. Formal weddings are a perfect place to try these.

Top row: Sverige Script and Feathergraphy

Second row: Qaskin Black and Mardian Demo

Third row: Maratre and Freebooter Script

Bottom row: Pharmount and Before the Rain


Prettiest Free Wedding Fonts | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.comHandlettering is a super pretty style of type that many couples pay a lot of money for. With good reason: the brush strokes and lilting style are gorgeous. Here are four options to get the same look … for free!

Top row: Mightype Script and Little Cutie

Bottom row: Playlist and Janda


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Likely to be closer to your own handwriting, these casual calligraphic fonts are stylish but not quite as fancy as the other examples.

Top row: Notera and Angelface

Bottom row: Nella Sue and Jasmine Reminiscentse


Prettiest Free Wedding Fonts | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.comIt’s important to balance the beautiful swooping calligraphic type with classic text for ease of reading. Here are three timeless texts and one more whimsical one to try.

Top row: Moderne N0. 20 and Birmingham

Bottom row: Raleway OT and Moon Flower

Some tips for when you are choosing your free fonts:

  • Read the terms of use. Many free fonts are for personal use only.
  • Make sure the type you choose includes all characters, special symbols and numbers you may need.
  • Print out hard proofs before you commit to an entire batch. Some scripty fonts look very different on paper or in larger or smaller sizes.

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Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love


Useful, edible or just plain cute, wedding favors are a small thank you to guests who attended your big day. And if you’re looking for the perfect favor idea, consider it a chance to make a statement about who you are as a couple.  Did you meet for coffee on your first date? Beans might be the ideal favor.  Love to cook? Gift olive oil.  Is your wedding destination known for a particular sweet treat such as rock candy, taffy or fudge? That could be a memorable reminder. Whatever you choose, let the idea come from the heart and your guests will love it.

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Olive oil
Every guest will appreciate a good bottle of olive oil in their kitchen. Customize it by adding a favorite herb, or including a recipe for a pasta dish that you enjoy making together. Photography: Troy Grover

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Tiny terrariums
Airplants, succulents and other terrarium-friendly plants make great favors due to their sturdy nature and are great for even brown thumbs due to their hardiness. Especially wonderful if they serve as wedding table decor before you have guests take them home. Photography: Corina V.; Miniature glass terrarium by Minimalistos

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Dainty nibbles
This one’s all in the packaging. These tiny bell jars and cake stands are the perfect presentation for a single macaron, a truffle (or two) or a piece of chocolate-dipped fruit. Photo: Beau Coup

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Love in a jar
If you enjoy making your own fruit spreads, jams or jellies, this can be the perfect seasonal favor for a summer or fall wedding. Photography: Rebekah J Murray

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Coffee beans
Not only does your favorite coffee blend make a lovely wedding favor, think of the puns and the pretty packaging you can customize! Photo: Details on Demand

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Mocha
Can’t go wrong with caffeine. Again, it’s all in the packaging. A single cup serving of hot mocha is a gorgeous and thoughtful edible wedding favor for winter weddings…and is a really simple project, it turns out. Photo and DIY instructions: Something Turquoise

Take-home sweets bar
Make your favor interactive and allow guests to create their own sweet package to bring home. Candy is a favorite, but buffet spreads of cookies, handpies or doughnuts alongside tiny glassine or cellophane bags and twist ties are perfect. Photography: Your Lovely Wedding {As seen on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Popcorn boxes
Freshly popped and perfect for snacking on post-wedding, a popcorn stand would be a lovely favor for guests. Or go the candied route and have a selection to choose from in pretty glass jars. Photo: Erikson Design

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Midnight snack boxes
Indulge guests at smaller destination weddings with a substantial midnight snack box. Mix savoury with sweet and include a little bottle of wine for your guests to enjoy later that night or the next day. Photo: The Tomkat Studio

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Spice things up
Serving BBQ at the wedding or have a go-to sauce you simply must share with your guests? Send them home with minature bottles of BBQ sauce, hot sauce or rubs for a wonderful weekend treat. Photography: Kristi Wright

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Nuts about you
Boiled peanuts, roasted almonds, coconut coated cashews…the options are endless for these edible wedding favors that will have your guests going (dare we say it)…nuts! Photo: Mavora

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Personalized bottle stopper
Every kitchen needs at least one stopper for using in bottles from olive oil to wine. These are subtle, classy and useful! Photo: Event City Design

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Soap
For a unique unisex toiletry option, try this hop soap. Especially convenient for casual brewery weddings or couples who like to make their own beer. Photo: Home Brewed Soaps

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Double duty
Escort cards that double as favours — such as these Ferrero Rocher chocolates — are always a pleasant treat.  Photography: Ashley Caroline {As seen on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Miniature baking
Tiny loaves of banana or zucchini bread make a great next morning treat for destination weddings. Include the recipe for a handmade touch. Photo: Evermine

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6 Adorable Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids


It’s all in the asking.  And asking your besties to stand with is a great time to show them how special they are to you.  It’s a way to thank them for being there in the lead up to the event (something which, let’s be honest, is not always an easy task), and of course, on the big day itself.

Face-to-face is an amazing way to make the ask. Pop the question in a surprise way over a group dinner, pair it with a Champagne brunch or even during a girl’s weekend trip, if you can swing it. Make the asking itself the highlight and memory, and the rest will all fall into place.

Here are six adorable ways to ask your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party.

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Box It Up

An incredible way to take your maids down memory lane with you, and let them in on the future memories you will build together. Things to include might be old photobooth photos of you or notes you have written one another.  Add some fun with dress photos or hints at your theme or color palette. Photo: Bethany at Rinse Repeat

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Spoil Them

Another take on the box is a luxury gift full of little indulgences like a quality candle, designer lipstick, bath soak or other special treats. The key is the color co-ordination that makes it all look so pretty, and the card of course! We love this version with bold black and white and Tiffany blue accent from Sam at The Frosted Petticoat. Gorgeous. Photo: The Frosted Petticoat

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A Just-For-Her Keepsake

Combining a gorgeous bespoke calligraphy ask with pretty packaging and monogrammed Kate Spade memento was the winning combination for Vickie at Adventures in Fashion. Fresh, modern and yet something that will remind her for years of that special moment in your friendship. Photo: Adventures in Fashion / Calligraphy: Justine Ma

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A Secret Reveal

Wrap it up in a cute, rustic roll that reveals the question ask she unwinds it. It’s simple, but oh-so-cute. Photo: Choosing You

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Edible Ask

Sugar cookies were the sweetest way to ask for this bride, who had Jaclyn’s Cookies create custom nibbles for her big ask. The icing color and daisies even incorporated the wedding palette and theme. Some other shape ideas could include flowers, hearts, dresses, rings or shoes. Photo: Jaclyn’s Cookies

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Miniaturize the Big Question!

These mini pinatas are to die for. Festive, fun and super cute. How can she NOT say yes? Photo: Emily Vaca at Sugar & Gold, Inc.

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Wrap It Up

Create some custom bottle labels for each lady and then wrap up a bottle of their favorite libation to pop the question for you. It’ll have those ladies celebrating before the party begins! There are many options available, but we love these chic ones from Label With Love. Photo: Label With Love

BONUS: Don’t forget about the flowergirls…

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This thoughtful bride included her four flower girls in the asking by gifting them books and cards, complete with cute sketches and the names of of each girl. Ador.a.BLE! Photos: Melanie Duerkopp. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses!

Need more inspiration? See 8 more ways to ask your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party. 

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