Escort cards serve as your guests' introduction to the reception, so it's a perfect opportunity to make a creative, whimsical first impression. It might seem like one of the smaller details, but escort cards can be a great way to incorporate your personality as a couple — and they don't technically need to be "cards" at all. These days, brides and grooms are using everything from oyster shells to beer bottles to guide their guests to their seats, so to help you get inspired, we're highlighting some of the most unique ideas we've spotted across the web. Take a look at these cool, outside-the-box options for memorable escort cards!
There's a list for that! Rather than stressing over every last ingredient, from kitchen staples to farmers market favorites, these eight pads will save time and keep you organized. Take your pick from the kitschy to the cute; now you have no excuse to forget an essential item.
The sophisticated, quirky paper designs created by Mr. Boddington's Studio have long been some of our favorites, so you can imagine our delight when we spied the baby collection recently created by the mythical paper man (who "has no tolerance for haggard looking correspondence").
Full of gorgeous birth announcements, baby shower invitations, art prints, stationery sets, and keepsake birth certificates, each of the collection's designs is more beautiful than the last. While the letterpress paper goods created by the New York-based company are undoubtedly high-end, they won't break the bank. Prints start at $25, birth certificates at $30, and stationery at $30. Contact Mr. Boddington's Studio directly for quotes on birth announcements and baby shower invitations, which usually take four to five weeks to ship.
Old-world but modern, whimsical yet refined, these baby goods will definitely stand the test of time — as long as they're safely ensconced behind glass on your wall. No tot could resist playing with paper this pretty!
Tired of the same old parade of 12 cute kitties every year on your wall calendar? Need to invest in something more interesting than a word definition of the day desk calendar? Then you've come to the right place. Check out these ideas for a more creative way to mark the months this year.
While letter writing is not long for this world, calligraphy might just have two feet in the grave. So I was delighted to discover Etsy seller Neapolitan, who combines the two with her gorgeously stylish hand-lettered notecards. The shop's Three Greetings Noteset ($29 for six) bears the words Many Thanks, Best Wishes, and Cheers to You, all sentiments that will never go out style, in a perfectly simple charcoal gray and white palette. Neapolitan also recovers classic volumes like the Dictionary of American Proverbs and Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in fine Italian marble paper with calligraphy titles. If chevron zig zags, dapper stripes, or snakeskin prints are your thing, there's a wonderful selection of everyday stationery to suit your tastes.