Hello! I am planning to make my own escort cards for my reception. Is there a free escort card template that I can download online that you can recommend? I am looking for a format that allows you to type on it and then print it out yourself. Also, since I have a Victorian-themed wedding, if any of the templates include borders in the Victorian style that would be a nice touch (although not absolutely necessary). Thank you!

Donna, Wedding Queen, President

When I am looking for a DIY paper project template I usually start at Microsoft’s office website. You can search to locate some wedding place card templates or escort cards templates though you’ll probably find more using the words place card – it’s a little more popular. There’s a difference between the cards but just where they are to be placed and not in design. The escort cards are placed in the reception facility’s outer lobby to tell guests what table they’ll be sitting at and the place cards are put at each seat inside the reception hall. Once you have the template you like at the Microsoft website you can drop in borders and graphics also found there in order to personalize them.

I saw a cute idea using paper doilies (either white or ivory to match your wedding colors) and some fabric stiffener. http://www.ehow.com/…rd-holders.html

Search on zazzle.com too.

Or just go to your local craft store and buy some perforated place cards and some stamp and ink sets. You can buy some lace, ribbon, silk/dried flowers for embellishments to coordinate with your wedding colors.



Nancy Tucker

Once you locate the paper and template, why not handwrite them to authenticate your victorian theme?

Wedding Expert

We love the idea of DIY wedding escort cards. It is such a nice touch. Don’t forget though that escort cards are first things your guests are likely to see at the reception, so it is vital for your escort cards to make a statement and convey your wedding theme and feel. Luckily, these wedding details are fairly easy for brides and grooms to DIY. We tracked down some of our favorite DIY wedding guest escort cards on Pinterest and shared them below. Hopefully these provide some true inspiration.

The Knot has a great template you can simply download for free. Download here.

diy escort card


The team at Project Wedding has a great rundown on these easy-to-make crepe paper flowers which make great escort cards. See here

diy escort card ideas