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19 Modern Escort Cards for a Stylish First Impression

This must-have detail gives your guests a sneak peek at what's to come for the reception.
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by Amanda Casertano
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Amanda Casertano
The Knot Contributor
  • Amanda Casertano is a teacher at John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School.
  • Amanda started her career in public relations, but now works in education.
  • Amanda worked for The Knot as a Venue Concierge and Editorial Social Coordinator.

You've tackled your guest list and finalized the seating arrangements. Now it's time for the fun stuff, starting with designing your escort cards. Although this detail seems small, don't overlook it—you don't want your guests playing musical chairs, do you?  Plus, it's your chance to set the tone for the reception, so have fun with it. From flawless calligraphy to DIY designs, we've rounded up 19 modern escort card ideas for you to recreate.

1. Hanging Hexagons

Modern escort card ideas geometric and gold
Amber Gress Photography

From: A Modern Loft Wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York

2. Fun and Games

Unique graphics escort card ideas modern

From: A Whimsical Scrabble-Themed Wedding in Cincinnati, OH

3. Pressed Petals

Glass and floral escort card idea
Dana Fernandez Photography

From: A Floral-Inspired Barn Wedding at Chandelier Grove in Tomball, Texas

4. Sleek Peaks

Geometric and gold escort card idea
Autumn Burke Photography

From: A Classic Wedding at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado

5. Bunches of Blossoms

Unique and floral escort card idea
Kerinsa Marie Photography

From: A Chic Garden-Inspired Wedding at a Private Residence in Littleton, Colorado

6. Black-and-White Graphics

Graphic striped modern escort card ideas

From: A Seaside Glam Wedding in Alys Beach, FL

7. Bold Black and Gold

Geometric and gold escort card idea
Anna Grace Photography

From: A Stately Southern Wedding at Whitehall Estate in Bluemont, Virginia

8. Glamorous Agate Slice

Agate escort card ideas
Milou + Olin Photography

From: A Bright, Blue and Gold Wedding at Viansa in Sonoma, California

9. Window Pane Seating Chart

Tall window pane seating chart idea

From: An Intimate Country Wedding in Franklin, TN

10. Travel Tags

Modern travel inspired escort card idea
Milou + Olin Photography

FromA Bright, Blue and Gold Wedding at Viansa in Sonoma, California

11. Wax Stamps

Modern square escort card idea
Abby Jiu Photography

From: An Enchanted Elegant Wedding at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

12. Honeycomb Display

Modern escort card idea geometric
Vienna Glenn Photography

From: A Mountaintop Wedding at the Telluride Ski Resort in Telluride, Colorado

13.One and Done

Mirror seating chart idea
Rachel Havel Photography

From: A Black-Tie Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado

14. Hand-Painted Place Card

Gold escort card idea with calligraphy
Samule Lippke Studios

From: A Chic, Garden-Inspired, At-Home Wedding at a Private Residence in Southampton, New York

15. Simple Tags

Simple hanging escort card ideas
B. Jones Photography

FromA Calligraphy-Inspired Garden Wedding at Green Gates at Flowing Lake in Snohomish, Washington

16. Modern and Minimalistic

Simple black and white escort card idea
Elisha Braithwaite Photography

From: A Modern, Minimalist Wedding at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

17. Patterned Pieces

Geometric and patterned escort card ideas
The Brauns

From: A Bright, Modern Wedding at Pallet23 in Cincinnati, Ohio

18. Surprise Gift

Favor and escort card idea
One Love Photography

From: A Chic Rustic Wedding at Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California

19. Glass Fixture

Simple and mirror escort card idea
Lauren Scotti Photographer
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