After many headaches over how to tackle the escort card project, I finally took the plunge and bought escort cards. I threw out the idea of buying the ones that you can feed through the printer after hearing the headaches over lining them up with templates and using different printers. I tossed out all the pretty things that I saw online, I didn’t feel like I would have the time or energy or pretty handwriting to mimic what I saw. So I came up with my own plan.

I headed to one of my favorite websites I stumbled on a long, long time ago and bought some escort cards. They came in packs of 50, for a whopping $7 a pack. Not too shabby at all! I chose a clover color, so they would pop against the ivory linens:


I also splurged and bought something that will greatly ease the headaches over how to notate what each couple ordered:

I love these! They are a set of stamps that I bought that I will use to stamp in the corners of the escort cards to mark what each couple ordered, and so the servers know exactly what they ordered. Unfortunately they don’t have a kid’s meal stamp, bummer, so I have to come up with an idea on how to notate that the couple needs a child’s meal (not that I don’t think it’d be obvious with a young kid sitting there).

As for writing the names, at this point I’m thinking I’ll purchase large clear mailing labels and print all the names on the labels. They will be clear, I can choose the font of my liking, and they will all look uniform!