Alcohol Escort Cards That Let Guests Sip While They Sit
When it comes to decorative wedding details, escort cards are often among the most overlooked. Most seating displays consist of standard note cards, complete with the guest's name and table number. While we're all for traditional accents, we think overlooking the creative side of these paper goods is a missed opportunity. That's why we're brainstorming ways to make this particular detail engaging, inviting, and, most importantly, fun for your guests.
What better way to introduce your party than with a boozy escort card? (Hint: There is none). We've gone ahead and rounded up a few of the coolest alcohol seating options out there. Turns out, so many couples have already made this inventive trend part of their big day, in all different kinds of ways. Love the idea of a paper-based escort card, but want to work in a glass of Champagne? Make like one couple and cut grooves into the notes so that they fit directly over the rim of a flutes. If you're on the hunt for something completely unique, you'll love how one bride used lightbulb-shaped glasses to hold sparkling wine. Also, don't rule out mini bottles. As you'll soon find out, dressing up small shooters of vodka and tequila is the perfect DIY option.
From tagged Champagne towers and wine bottle displays to ceramic shot glasses and miniscule Moscow mule mugs, there's clearly no shortage of ways to transform your escort cards into the first drink of the night. Ahead, all of the creative, boozy ways to guide your guests to their seats.
Partial to sparkling wines? A scroll-laden flute of bubbly is the way to go. Pro tip: To prevent the Champagne from getting warm, enlist a member of the bar staff to fill guests' glasses after they've found theirs.
Having a pitcher of Moscow Mules at the ready is mandatory if you're going to use mini copper mugs, the cocktail's signature vessel, as part of your seating display (this one was created by Jill Sassa of PS Paper).
Ask any beer aficionado—artisanal brews are deeply personal. While a selection of local bottles will surely be appreciated, take it one step further and pair guests with the variety you think they'll love best.
This way for rosé! A summer fête isn't complete without the blush pink wine, so why not put it to work? Half bottles of your favorite variety, upgraded with name tags and table numbers, make for an aesthetically pleasing escort display.
Tequila shots topped with lime-wedge escort notes? Best idea ever. (A bowl of real limes and a salt shaker on the side definitely can't hurt).
Now here's a bright idea—Champagne-filled lightbulbs, calligraphed with each guests' name (L Maria Calligraphy was responsible for these). Tack on a table number to guide them on their way.
Decant a liquor of your choosing into apothecary-style bottles (labeled with table number info!) for a touch of pre-party intrigue.
Small, cork-topped Patrón shooters make for easy DIY escort cards—just loop a tag around the bottles' necks.
We've seen our fair share of Champagne towers. But tower-style, flamingo-adorned Champagne coup escort cards? That's entirely unique.
Encourage guests to break into their mini bottles immediately by fixing paper straws to their bubbly.
Speaking of mini, small sombreros and colorful tags are sure to dress up single-sip bottles of tequila.
Brown Paper Bag
Here's a cute, comical way to repurpose cans of PBR into escort cards. Simply slap a chalkboard label onto rolled paper bags before popping in a cold one.
Make like this Brooklyn couple and serve up multiple bottles of locally-brewed beers in place of traditional escort cards.
Give your guests a taste of the evening's wine list by presenting table-by-table seating cards in crates of your wedding vino.
Cut strategically-spaced grooves into escort cards so that they'll fit right onto your stemless flutes. Fill with Champagne or, better yet, your signature cocktail!
At the Base
Alternatively, tie seating information to the Champagne glass' base. Your guests will be less likely to lose their notes this way—and the cards won't be in the way of easy sipping.
There's a way to ensure that your guests put these tiny bottles of Stoli vodka to good use as soon as they find their tables: have a mocktail waiting at each place setting.
In the escort card department, you really can't go wrong with single-serving bottles of Chandon.
Cocktail shaker escort cards are cool. Cocktail shaker escort cards filled to the brim with a freshly-made batch of your signature sip? That's just genius.
The best part about serving up mini bottles in place of paper escort cards? They double as favors (so you can cross two major reception details off your list!).
Add your wedding crest or logo label to cork-topped bottles before filling them with you and your love's favorite liquor. Loop on named and numbered tags for an easy DIY seating display.