16 Creative Escort Card Ideas You Haven’t Seen Before

All photographs by Jeff Elkins

DC’s wedding market is filled with creatives, and here Washington stationers show off imaginative ways to send guests to their seats.

Farm Fresh


Miniature shovel with calligraphy escort card, $7.25 by Miss Merkle Design with Meant To Be Calligraphy.

Nautical Chic

Card stock with grosgrain bow, $6 each by Allison Barnhill Designs.

Eat Dessert First

Flag place card (cupcake not included), $3.75 by The Dandelion Patch.

Floating Around


Flamingo cup holder with hand lettering by Mia Fleming, $200 for 50 by Haute Papier.

Metallic and Marble

Triple-layer escort card,
$2.25 by Paperzest.

Sweet Treat


Rock candy and tag with hand lettering by Mia Fleming, $200 for 50 by Haute Papier.

Capital View

Fold-over card with DC skyline illustration, $2 by Just Ink On Paper.

Square Story


Cherry blossom cube, $225 for 50 by Pomp Creative.

For Love of the Game


Monopoly game escort card on heavy cotton, $1.75 by Paperzest.

Wine Time


Custom wine bottle label and tag (wine bottle not included), $265 for 50 by Pomp Creative.

Floral Fancy

Folded card stock with watercolor blooms, $1 by Bellajenna.

Green Thumb

Hand lettering on miniature succulent pot (plant and container not included in price),$4 by Meant To Be Calligraphy.

Secret Message


Scratch-off escort card with attached heart-cut penny, $390 for 100 by Little Bit Heart.



Card-stock skyscrapers with cement base (calligraphy not included), $6 each by Paper Tangent.

On the Bay


Oyster shell ornament with tag, $5 by One Love Paper & Design.

The Right Direction


Working compass with hand lettering, $120 for 10 by Laura Hooper Calligraphy.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.