January 13, 2012

So you have decided to give your guests menu options, and you are asking for their decision upfront – on the RSVP card. What happens when the guest writes; one fish and one chicken… how do you know who ordered what? This mini- envelope escort card makes it extremely easy for the guest to show the wait staff what they ordered and you don’t have to think twice about it – plus they are ridiculously adorable!

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Supplies: Mini-envelopes, Business Cards, and Menu Rubber Stamps from Paper-Source {envelopes below shown in khaki, peacock, and persimmon; business cards in superfine soft white}, stamp pad colors according to your taste… and either a printer or a nice pen or pencil.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Start by reviewing your guest list and adding up how many of each entree has been ordered. Your menu might not offer all the options below… but the stamps are just so darn cute – I am sure you will come up with a reason to use them again {newlywed dinner party maybe?}. Once you know how many of each entree you need, count out that many business cards and ready for some rubber stamping!

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Using each stamp and it’s chosen color, make a card for each entree that has been ordered. I chose vibrant colors for each type of entree because it will be a clear sign for the wait staff to see the guests entree of choice.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

My stamp colors are: Poultry: Ochre by Color Box // Beef: Brown by Color Box // Pork: Stucco by Color Box // Veggie: Green by Studio G // Seafood: Robin’s Egg by Color Box.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Aren’t these little cards adorable!

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Ok… now here’s the tough part. If you are computer savvy like me, you can design and print your mini-envelopes straight from your computer… here is what mine looked like laid out in my Print Shop Program. Also, most printers now have adjustable printing guides that hold your paper. These mini-envelopes are the smallest paper my printer can hold, 3.5″ x 2.25″.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Once your guests names and table numbers have been printed or written on each mini-envelope…

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

…then fill with an appropriate menu card for each guest and seal… display at your reception.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

So darn cute and the color possibilities are absolutely endless!

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So easy!

Mini-envelope Escort Cards with menu options! Something Turquoise

If you aren’t computer savvy, you can always hand write your guests names and table numbers… or maybe even have someone calligraphy them…

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

Love.

Mini Envelope Escort Cards with Menu Options! Something Turquoise DIY

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Photography: Studio 11 // Diy: Jen | Something Turquoise // mini-envelopes, business cards, and menu stamps: Paper-Source // stamp pads: Michaels // great print shop program by Borderbund // nail polish: same


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CoutureEventsByLottie
January 13, 2012

Reblogged this on .

artistrybyadele
January 13, 2012

This is so cute and creative!

Christina
January 29, 2013

Hi! Thank you for writing this post! I have a quick question - what kind of printer do you have? It looks like a Canon Pixma maybe? If so, which model # is it? I want to make these escort cards, but my printer won't print on a card as small as yours will! Thank you for your help!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    January 30, 2013

    Hi Christina! You are totally right, it is the Canon Pixima 620. Many printers allow you to print on cards/envelopes that small... so it doesn't have to be that exact one - just make sure you ask before you buy :)

      Christina
      January 30, 2013

      Thanks Jen!

Sarah
May 28, 2013

Thank you so much for posting this! Do you think the envelopes could hold 6 of the business cards? I have some larger families coming to my wedding.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    May 28, 2013

    Hi Sarah! Unfortunately these little envelopes are quite full with only four cards so six definitely wont work - that is if you use cardstock. For the larger families you could do this with regular weight paper and then six will fit for sure!!!

Laurren
July 17, 2013

I love this! I am looking at the specifications for the printer you have & it doesn't show that it prints on paper that small. How do I know how to choose a printer for small paper items? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    July 17, 2013

    Hi Laurren! On the Cannon Pixima that I used for this project (and the new version of the printer that I have now) the printer has paper guides that slide together to hold paper going through the back feed tray. If you slide the guides ALL the way together it fits these business cards perfectly and the printer has no problem with the size - other printers might. You can also print these on regular paper and cut them down - but when making seating cards I like to keep things as simple as I can and cutting takes some time. Hope this helps!!!