These easy DIY escort cards were an inexpensive way to really tie in the theme for our New Year’s Eve wedding. Not only do they help guests easily find their table, but noisemaker escort cards are fun and festive and look super cute with the decor. Plus it meant that everyone had their own party horn for when the clock struck midnight.
Just for extra fun, I used scratch-n-reveal stickers for guests to scratch to find their table numbers. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, I created a little rhyming sign which I hung on the mirror above: Take a penny, grab your label, scratch your card to find your table!
Make sure to have coins on hand in a dish or scattered around so guests can scratch and reveal their table numbers.
Our venue had a wooden drawer unit that we were able to use to set up the escort cards, but lined up on a table or hung up would look great, too. One thing to be cautious of is not to line them up too closely or too many rows deep, because you don’t want them getting all knocked over as guests go in to find theirs. I organized mine alphabetically, and if you have a huge guest list, you might want to have signs (A-D, E-G, etc.) to make it easy on your guests.
DIY NYE wedding escort cards
What you’ll need:
Metallic curling ribbon (I colour coded with guests’ dinner selections to aid the servers)
Pennies for scratching
1. Download and edit the template (above)
2. Print on perforated business cards
3. Stick on scratch-n-reveal stickers
4. Punch out cards
5. Round edges with corner punch and punch hole for ribbon
6. Tie ribbon with loop to each card and curl ribbons with scissors
7. Order cards alphabetically
8. After arranging noisemakers on site, attach tags in alphabetical order