The board sat in a corner for a few months and once our RSVP deadline had passed (and we chased down a few replies), it was time to finish this project. I knew I wanted our escort cards to hang from ribbon. After an exhaustive search, I found a company that sold sheets of printer-friendly card stock with perforated hang tags on them. Just a few weeks after I placed an order, Avery debuted a similar product that is not being carried at office supply stores, so anyone thinking of trying this can probably find the supplies needed locally. Using a downloaded template, I designed escort cards in Adobe Illustrator. I used my new favorite font, Carolyna Pro Black by Emily Lime Designs, and used the glyph feature to make the tags a little more ornate. If you've been around a while, you might remember Weddingbee's Mrs. Penguin's introduction to using glyphs (she was inspired by Mrs. Licorice, another Weddingbee blogger) . Once you become familiar with using glyphs, I promise that you'll be hooked! I spent a wee bit too much time selecting the perfect embellishments for every escort tag I made.
Once the tags were printed, it took quite a while to carefully punch them out.
We used blue ribbon for meat, pink ribbon for fish, green ribbon for children, and yellow ribbon for one vegan meal.
I wasn't too excited about using simple push pins on the board, so I bought some upholstery tacks to use. I thought having tacks that are normally used for nail head trim on furniture was a nice nod to my past as a design blogger.
Photo by Amanda Gray of Ashely Baber Weddings / Used with permission
We assigned tables to our guests, but practices seem to be getting more casual these days. Do you like the super formal style where your seat is assigned? Do you like being assigned a table? Or, do you like open seating, which seems to be more popular than years ago?