Posted by: tammyandphat | November 2, 2010

Escort Cards

You couldn’t tell from just looking at them, but I put a lot of work into our escort cards!  I actually had fun designing them.  I know, it’s one of those things that people don’t really even notice and  just toss anyways, but I still got really excited making them! (sad huh. LOL).

I had a lot of different versions of our escort cards. Trial and error baby!  I found a lot of ideas online, but a lot of them were just too much work for something that a lot of people don’t even really look at! I even bought really pretty embellishment stamps because I was planning on embossing EVERY SINGLE escort card. Crazy right?  Anyways, there were a lot of bigger things we needed to worry about, so I didn’t want to create another massive project for just our escort cards, but I still wanted our escort cards to be nice. 

I decided to do something simple but cute. I’m not a graphic artist, but one thing I really like about designing anything is looking at different fonts. I love fonts!  I played around with a lot of different fonts until I found the perfect look for our escort cards. I’m crazy about the font I used for the names. It’s called Sachiko. I like the way some of the letters curl. I don’t remember off the top of my head the names of the other fonts, but I’m pretty sure I used Times for the table numbers.

Here's what the front of each card looked like. Each table number had a different movie title.

Here's what the back of each card looked like. The "XO" went with the design of our english invitations (we had two different invitations-Vietnamese and English! Each had different designs too!)

Each card was individually worked on. Everyone’s names were different lengths so I typed up each card and adjusted font sizes etc. I know, I could have probably just done a merge w/ my database..but I put more love into it this way. 🙂

We chose to put our escort cards on a round table vs. a rectangular table and used our own vases and floating candles for the center.

I printed all the cards at home and used the same color blue paper that we used for part of our invitation. Our photographer actually asked us where we got our cards made, and he was surprised that we made them ourselves!  He said that he liked them a lot. That made me happy! 🙂


Responses

  1. czgdq4 Very true! Makes a change to see someone spell it out like that. 🙂

  2. Would you kindly check to see what font you used for the table names? Thanks!

    • Hi Matt,

      Yes! I’ll check when I get home later today and get back to you asap! 🙂


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