Google+ The Ultimate Southern Challenge :: Escort Cards :: Winner! - Southern Weddings

Southern Weddings

Since escort cards were our first Ultimate Southern Challenge, we weren’t really sure what sort of a response we’d get — but heavens to Betsy, y’all blew it out of the water! We were so impressed with the creative, crafty, and OH so Southern entries we received. However, that did make it difficult to pick a winner. But, using a combination of reader votes and Southern Weddings editor opinions, we have come to a decision.

Congratulations to Honey Bee Invites! Delivering not one, but TWO adorable concepts, plus garnering tons of reader support, we are happy to crown these ladies our first Ultimate Southern Challenge champions. Make sure you take another look at their fabulous escort card ideas here and here, and the rest of their work on their site and blog!

Kudos also to our runners-up, Southern Fried Paper and Beeology101. Check out their terrific projects here and here!

And lastly, one more congratulations to ALL of our finalists — Emily Steffen, Daisies & Pearls + Meredith Perdue, Cyn Kain + Erin McLean, and Allison Barnhill Designs. We had tons of ideas sent in, so we hope you consider it an honor to be chosen as a finalist, because we certainly do!

Thank you again to all who participated! And stay tuned, because the next Ultimate Southern Challenge will be posted next week!! Suggestions for future challenges are welcomed below :)

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar sara reply

    i wish there was a way to display all the entries–i am desperate for all kinds of inspiration on escort cards and the finalist entries didn’t send me at all

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Sara! I’m sorry to hear the finalist entries weren’t perfect for you! We chose the most inspiring options from the entries sent in, but can understand it’s hard to please everyone. I hope you find inspiration in our real weddings as well as future Ultimate Southern Challenges!

    • avatar Desiree reply

      sara: Hi Sara! My best advice for a bride such as yourself is to think about what you and your fiance love the most – what is one that that makes either of you smile – everytime you see it, eat it, touch it, etc. Do you LOVE dum-dum lollipops? put someones name and a table number on it, stick a bunch of them in some decorated foam board from your local craftstore (ABC order!) and BAM! you have a super cute escort card display! Does the movie Dumb & Dumber make you laugh everytime its on? Print out wallet sized photos of Lloyd & Harry, print out “word or thought bubbles” with the guests names and table #s on them…and glue those to the photos (hint: u dont have to stay in the lines!), and close pin all the photos on a line or pin them onto a cork board and BAM! hilarious cocktail hour humor and escort card display. ….for some reason Im playing off the words “dum, dumb, and dumber” here but I mean no harm…Im just in a silly mood.

      You can make escort cards out of any ol’ thang!!! If you need some more ideas – feel free to email me at [email protected] . I’d be happy to help! :) HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. avatar Southern Weddings Magazine | The Studio B | Honey Bee Invites » Atlanta Georgia Wedding Photographer reply

    […] Update: Honey Bee Invites won the entire contest!! Hooray!  You can check out the post on Southern Weddings announcing their victory right here. […]

  3. avatar Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] card entries. It made us hard for us to pick a winner! However, we’re happy to announce that Honey Bee Invites took the crown this time with two adorable entries (here and […]

  4. avatar Suzanne reply

    What a cute escort card idea! Very unique!

  5. avatar Honey Bee Invites | Atlanta Wedding Stationery » Atlanta Georgia Wedding Photographer reply

    […] contest entry was a finalist in the contest and ended up winning the whole thing!  The girls of Honey Bee Invites and I were just […]

  6. avatar Honey Bee Invites | Atlanta … – Atlanta Georgia Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography reply

    […] contest entry was a finalist in the contest and ended up winning the whole thing!  The girls of Honey Bee Invites and I were just […]

  7. avatar The Ultimate Southern Challenge :: Mason Jars :: Winner! « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] had high expectations after our first Ultimate Southern Challenge, but y’all did not disappoint with round two! But before we announce the winner, we do have […]

  8. avatar 2011 highlights from a little bitty paper co. | The Secret Life of Invites reply

    […] published =A+!  This year we we’re featured on Southern Weddings blog, A Paper Proposal blog, and Southern Weddings Magazine! And we’ve got quite more in the works […]

  9. avatar Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Styled Shoots of 2011 – Atlanta Georgia Wedding Photographer reply

    […] shoots were very well received, being published by Southern Weddings Magazine, Huffington Post Weddings, The Wedding Chicks and Atlanta Occasions […]

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to: