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August 21, 2018

As wedding planner and a blogger for a creative wedding blog, my job is to offer suggestions to bring personality and create “moments” in a couple’s wedding celebration. There are thousands of places to insert special details into a wedding day, some more impactful than others. One of my favorite places to get creative is through escort cards and seating displays. After a beautiful ceremony and a relaxing cocktail hour, the seating display is the first thing the guests will see as they enter the reception. Guests don’t only look at an escort card, but they have to study it, looking for their names, then they touch it, interact with it and carry it to their table. Of all places this is the perfect place to make a statement.

Because it’s the first thing your guests will see as they enter the reception, sometimes in the foyer of a venue before they even enter, your escort card display can set the tone of your reception. Is it playful? Formal? Traditional? I suggest designing your seating display accordingly. Place cards are a great spot to tell a little story, like a few of the displays below, or to gift your guests a darling favor. Now that we’ve established how fabulous a display can be, scroll below for some of my all-time favorite ideas to get your juices flowing.


Unique and Creative Seating Chart Displays For Every Wedding!


GUESTS CAN TAKE A TOKEN TO WEAR WITH THIS BOUTONNIERE BAR

Give your guests something they can wear for the night. photo: Jodi and Kurt Photography // designer: Karson Butler Events // florals: Holly Chapple Flowers // via: Style Me Pretty


WE LOVE THIS DARLING BUTTERFLY SEATING DISPLAY

This beautiful butterfly display would be perfect for a spring wedding. found on: Martha Stewart Weddings


CREATIVE AND STATEMENT-MAKING, THIS DISPLAY IS SO UNIQUE!

We our obsessed with with creative escort card displays! photo: Steve Cowell Photography // design: Jesi Haack Design // planning: The Love Riot // via: 100 Layer Cake


TRY BRINING FLOWERS INTO YOUR SEATING MOMENT

Glass cloches make for the prettiest escort card displays. photo:Ashley Sawtelle // design: A Vintage Affair // florals: Park Floral Designs // calligraphy: Taryn Klund // via: Martha Stewart


LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE

Seating chart displays are a great place to bring in personality. photo: Taryn Kent // design: Jesi Haack Design // via: 100 Layer Cake


THIS SEATING DISPLAY PAYS HOMAGE TO THE VENUE

Use inspiration from the venue for an awesome escort card display. photo: Jen and Shane // design: Amorology // thermos rental: Adore Folklore // venue: San Clamente Historic Cottage // via: Ruffled


GUESTS WILL LOVE TO TAKE MULE MUGS AS THEIR FAVOR

An escort card display is a great place to display a favor. photo:Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls // display: PS Paper // design: Jenna Lam Events // via: Jordan Weiland Photography


LET THE CALLIGRAPHY MAKE THE STATEMENT

Calligraphied cutting boards make a fabulous seating display photo: Adam Barnes // planning: Grit and Grace // calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy // florals: Holly Chapple Flowers // via: Laura Hooper Calligraphy


USE A SEATING DISPLAY TO TELL YOUR STORY

Let your seating display tell a story about you. photo: Bandon Kidd Photography // display: Laura Made It + Back Up Backdrops // design: Amorology // via: Green Wedding Shoes


SET THE TONE WITH A UNIQUE STATEMENT PIECE

Wow your guests with a show stopping seating chart. photo: Greg Finck // display: Laura Made It + Back Up Backdrops // design: Amorology // via: Martha Stewart Weddings


GUESTS WILL LOVE TO LOOK AT THIS PHOTO DISPLAY

Your guests will love this photo seating display.
DIY tutorial: Something Turquoise


ADD A POP OF COLOR WITH FRUIT

Add a pop of color through your escort cards. photo: Jacqui Cole // event design:MMD Events // via: Style Me Pretty


THIS SCIENCE THEMED DISPLAY SETS A MOOD

Create a mood with a beautifully styled seating display. photo: Nichols Photographers // florals: The Nouveau Romantics // coordination: The Simplifiers // via: Green Wedding Shoes


A SIMPLE MOMENT CAN CREATE MAJOR IMPACT

Showcase stunning calligraphy with a lovely seating display. photo: Blush Wedding Photography // design: White Event Studio // florals: Raspberry Flowers // via: Style Me Pretty


WE JUST LOVE THE CREATIVITY OF THIS CAMP-THEMED DISPLAY

Think outside the box when it comes to seating displays. photo: Rebekah Westover // designing and planning: Michelle Leo Events // arrows: Fletcher and Fox // arrow display: Mineral and Matter // via: Ruffled


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Lauren Koster is the owner of Lauren Koster Creative, a West Michigan based wedding design company that specializes in the unique and whimsical look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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