We really wanted to create a fun point of interaction for the guests as soon as they arrived at the reception. So rather than traditional escort cards, we decided to make individual buttons (We bought out button maker at Dr. Don’s on the advice of Erin Jang) for each guest, which Brian labored over for hours.
We then, and by we I mean Brian, made a stand-up display for them. Maybe at some point I can put together a DIY for this, but for now I’ll have to give you a quick overview. The base of the stand is 3 12″ x 12″ canvases. Each canvas was covered with a cork panel, then wrapped in fabric and ribbon strips, and then attached together with hinges.
We set up two signs on each side of the display that listed everyone alphabetically so they could quickly find their button by table number.
And for an extra dose of fun, we designed a whole slew of buttons that sat in a dish on each table. We came up with a few standard designs that were on all of the tables, but then each set of guests got their own set of buttons that featured inside jokes, nicknames and the like. It was a nice little surprise for the guests to find once they sat down, and it certainly got them excited.