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Elegant Escort Cards

A great way to get creative on your wedding day is with your escort cards. The opportunities are endless – from simple name cards to chocolates with guests’ names to anything and everything in between! We love the following ideas, so check them out!

If you are going the traditional route, you can really dress up an escort card with beautiful calligraphy and a magnificent flower display on the table.

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The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

You can get creative with the card stands.

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

We love the idea of adding something sweet to each escort card!

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Or something they can take home after the wedding!

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Use an elegant seal at the top of the card.

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

We love the use of the trays as a platform for the cards!

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

Use the seasons to guide your theme for your escort cards.

Use ornaments or pine cones for your winter wonderland wedding!

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The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

Use flowers for your spring wedding!

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

Pumpkins or leaves make a great holder for your fall wedding!

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

For your summer wedding, use fresh fruit or enjoy the island breeze with your name cards.

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

Get your guests ready with a glass of champagne.

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Or give them a bottle of it to take home.

The Event Group | Pittsburgh | wedding planning | escort card tables

We love the idea of getting your guests involved with the wedding by having them take a picture with a Polaroid and replacing their escort card with the picture. It’s a great way to create memories!

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For more ideas for escort cards, make sure to check out our Pinterest boards!

Noteworthy Menus

Presentation is key at your wedding. From the flowers to the cake table to the church decorations – and everything in between – every detail matters, including the menus. The menus are a great way to add an extra touch to your tablescape and place settings in the reception.

You can include individual menus on each plate – presentation can be arranged in a variety of ways from wrapping it around the silverware to being tucked into a napkin to simply being placed on the plate.

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Create an elegant fold with your napkin to place the menu inside!

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The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

Or slide the menu into an envelope.

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

Make your menu a focal piece of your place setting by laying them on top of an elegantly folded napkin!

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The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

We love adding bling to your napkins and napkin holders to bring a little sparkle to your plates!

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

Add embellishment by laying the napkin across the bottom of the menu and plate.

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

We also love the idea of displaying the menu on the table on an easel or in a picture frame!

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

The Event Group, Pittsburgh, weddings, menus, elegant, place settings

For more ideas for wedding menus, make sure to check out our Pinterest board!

Bon Appetit!!

Thanksgiving is the time of year for food, friends, family and being thankful for everything in your life. It is a time to come together and celebrate. It is also a time to try to new recipes! Are you tired of the same food for Thanksgiving every year? We have some great ideas to spice up your annual meal!

We love these hors d'oeuvres to get the day started! Be sure to make recipes that are not too filling so you can leave room for the main course!

Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals

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Grilled Scallops, Butternut Squash and Basil Skewers in Garlic Sauce

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Pumpkin Hummus

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Oysters Bienville 

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Cheese Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto 

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Stuffed Mushroom Caps 

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Smoked Salmon Puffs 

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Crab Cakes with Horseradish Cream 

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After the appetizers are served, it’s time for the main course! Spice up your dinner with these delicious sides!

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

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Crispy Potato Roast 

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Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

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We love this option as a delicious vegetarian side dish!

Roasted Root Vegetable with Cider Glaze

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Add some Granny Smith apples to a classic to make this delicious dish!

Double Apple Cranberry Sauce 

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Ditch the traditional green bean casserole for this healthier alternative!

Roasted Green Bean with Sundried Tomatoes

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Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

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Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

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Roasted Pumpkin Salad

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Maple Sweet Potato Cups

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Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing

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Roasted Cauliflower with Herb Caper Sauce

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Check out our Pinterest boards for more Thanksgiving ideas!