Guest Blogger: Alison Events

August 26, 2009


Today I’m super excited to welcome Alison of Alison Events. I love her work, creativity, and now her new book! “Destination Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding from Afar” has tons of useful worksheets and pretty pictures to boot. You can buy it here.

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Take it away Alison:

I have always been excited to try to come up with different ways to display escort cards.  I get inspired often by the things that are in the space or at the venue already.  Here are some of my favorites….


We pinned the escort cards to a tree that was big and grand and just so happen to be in a convenient place, in the middle of the cocktail hour!


For a wine country wedding, we created a wine cork board and then placed all the cards on top in a beautiful calligraphy!


For a Tahoe wedding we used the river stones that were from the lake at the clients home and wrote the guests names on them with sharpies and then had the table number on the back.


For a Mexico wedding we calligraphied the guests names on a piece of paper, tied them to local shells and stuck them in sand boxes. It was a great souvenir.


For a wedding that took place in a barn we hung the escort cards from the barn doors by clothing lines and twine.  Rather then calligraphy, we hand wrote them so they would blend with the casualness of the display.


For an Asian wedding that wanted to emphasize their heritage, we hung tea bags off an old ladder that had the guests names written on the front.


For a country wedding we placed the escort cards in wooden fruit boxes and filled them with seeds and then had fruits cascading down the side of the table.


For a mid century modern wedding in Palm Springs we placed calligraphied escort cards on a bed of white mums.  The cards were calligraphied then screen printed.

Top image: Jose Villa

All images courtesy of Alison Events.



A lot of great and inspiring ideas. Can’t wait to read the book when it comes out . . .

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