Thursday, December 18, 2014

8 Fresh Ideas for Seating and Escort Cards

Seating or escort cards serve as logistical tools that help direct guests to their tables at events. But they can be more than that—advancing an event's theme, punctuating the decor, or underscoring the importance of a host or sponsor brand. Here are eight ways seating and escort cards can do just that at events.

<p> The nonprofit Imagine1Day—which supports education in Ethiopia—hosted its first gala, honoring Tracy Anderson, at the <a href="http://www.bizbash.com/sls-hotel-at-beverly-hills/los-angeles/listing/825820">SLS Hotel</a> in...

The nonprofit Imagine1Day—which supports education in Ethiopia—hosted its first gala, honoring Tracy Anderson, at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on November 19. To label each seat, organizers placed stones emblazoned with individual guest names on tabletops.

Photo: Jessica Castro Photography

<p> At the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Awards in New York in 2011, designer David Stark used colorful rolls of tape...

At the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Awards in New York in 2011, designer David Stark used colorful rolls of tape supplied by 3M as seating cards. The rolls were stacked on rods atop the tables.

Photo: Richard Patterson/Courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt

<p> At the luxury wedding summit Engage!13, Gifts for the Good Life used glowing birdcage lanterns as escort cards, which...

At the luxury wedding summit Engage!13, Gifts for the Good Life used glowing birdcage lanterns as escort cards, which guests pulled from Todd Events' live hydrangea wall at the closing gala.

Photo: Chelisse Michaels Photography for Elan Artists

<p> At the BizBash New York IdeaFest in 2012, Zak Events promoted its wares with a wall of potted succulents...

At the BizBash New York IdeaFest in 2012, Zak Events promoted its wares with a wall of potted succulents that doubled as both an attention-getting escort card idea and a takeaway with a solid shelf life.

Photo: Carolyn Curtis/BizBash

<p> At <i>The New York Times</i>'s table at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS' Dining by Design benefit in New...

At The New York Times's table at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS' Dining by Design benefit in New York in 2004, interior design company Eric Cohler Design made a crossword puzzle using guests' names to serve as seating cards.

Photo: BizBash

<p> Last year, the Holiday Chic Suite popped up on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, where Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event...

Last year, the Holiday Chic Suite popped up on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, where Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event oversaw the design—including seating cards pinned to green apples with sparkly tacks.

Photo: Maypole Studios Photography

<p> For another idea using apples, the National Association for Catering and Events 2012 gala in Washington had a "once...

For another idea using apples, the National Association for Catering and Events 2012 gala in Washington had a "once upon a time" theme, with details from story books—including calligraphy seating cards that nodded to the poisoned apple in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Photo: Evelyn Alas

<p> Among the creative place card offerings from Cambridge, Massachusetts-based LoLo Event Design are ones meant to look like messages...

Among the creative place card offerings from Cambridge, Massachusetts-based LoLo Event Design are ones meant to look like messages in a bottle with names on ribbons tied to the corks and numbers inside—suitable for an event with a beach or adventure theme.

Photo: Kjeld Mahoney Photography

By Alesandra Dubin for BizBash

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