Monday, May 11, 2009

Escort Cards vs. Place Cards

So what is the difference between the two? The names have been used interchangeably but there is a difference.

Escort Card – used to let guests know their assigned table

Place Cards – used to let guest know of their assigned seat at a table

There are many ways to word an escort card. It should give their name and the table number (or name) that they are assigned to. Here are some examples:
•Jane Smith – the full name of a single guest
•Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Heinz – for a married couple
•Josh Anderson and Guest – if a guest has brought a guest but you do not know the name (although you should try to get this name if possible)

For a place card, there are a several choices as well.
•Walter Fritz – the first and last name of the guest
•Mr. Jones – the person’s title and last name
•Mike – the first name only

You should have already determined the formality of your event (with your invitations and save the dates) and your place cards or escort cards should follow suit. You should be consistent in all aspects of the wedding.

***Picture from Martha Stewart