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Howdy, ladies! We have a really fun week coming up, where we’ll be unveiling the top ten finalists in our first Ultimate Southern Challenge. A few weeks back we asked y’all to submit your best ideas for the most Southern and inspiring escort card design, and we were blown away by the submissions! We’ve decided to post the top ten this week, and the winner (who gets Southern Weddings bragging rights!) will be determined by reader popularity (i.e. the number of comments on their post) and the opinion of the SW editors. So let’s get cracking!

First up is photographer and all around crafty gal Emily Steffen, who submitted adorable homemade barbecue sauce and spice rub escort cards!

From Emily:

I imagined a backyard wedding with the couples’ favorite food and desserts to share! So, why not use their favorite BBQ sauce and rub to double as a gift and escort card for the guests?

Materials: vintage milk jars, corks (JoAnn Fabrics), small baggies for spice rub (JoAnn Fabrics), paper for printed tags, twine or ribbon of choice, barbecue sauce (family recipe), spiced seasoning rub (family recipe)

Thank you so much, Emily! Your escort card idea sounds absolutely delicious. Readers, if you love Emily’s idea, please chime in in the comments! This isn’t really voting, per say, so you’re welcome to comment on more than one finalist.

We’ll be back with our next ideas soon!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Christy reply

    I think these are terrific! Great southern charm, and just beautiful work!

  2. avatar Kirby {Colors of Honey} reply

    oooo! so yummy for a backyard BBQ themed wedding and also a great way to get family and friends involved! invite them all over to help you make and package everything. xo Kirby

    • avatar Lauren reply

      Kirby {Colors of Honey}: I love this idea. We are actually doing this for our wedding. My fiancé makes his own BBQ sauce that he calls Laurens Sauce. Does anyone know where to get jars that we could use for this?

  3. avatar Lisa reply

    So cute! And I love that it functions as both an escort card and delicious favor :)

  4. avatar Emily Steffen reply

    Makes me wanna eat some BBQ! :) YUM….loving the post! Thank you, you sweet SW ladies! :)

  5. avatar Meagan reply

    I think this is absolutley fantastic!! By far my favorit, (and not just because im a huge BBQ fan) but I love how you can even change it to something for every couple! Might have to steal this Idea for my own wedding!!! XoXoXoX

  6. avatar Jen Martodam reply

    LOVE IT!! So authentic and true to the B&G! Great idea Emily!

  7. avatar Katie reply

    So cute! I wish I would have thought of this!

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  9. avatar Lauren @ ELD reply

    LOVE these!! SO perfect- it’s always in my list of ideas that I give brides!!

  10. avatar dena swenson reply

    These are a great idea! I love them!

  11. avatar Victoria reply

    Love the BBQ sauce idea. Great for favors!!!

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