Post # 1
We are making place cards ourselves. What I want to know is how people will know which table they are sitting at? Do we station someone at the sign-in table to look it up and tell them, after which they go to the table and find their placecard?
Or do we put the place card on the sign-in table and they take it to their assigned table and put it in front of them?
Post # 3
You create something called an “escort card”
These cards tell the person what table they sit at.
Example: Jane Smith : Table 2
You make the cards and display them in a place where everyone can see.
You put everyone’s name in order so they can find themselves alphabetically.
Then people go to the table and see their “place card” and know there to sit.
Hope this helps!
If you are not doing assigned seats…only assigned tables…then you only “escort cards”. At my wedding I assigned the table but not the seat. People got their escort card and then seated themselves at the assigned table.
Post # 4
Oh, wow I have been reading wedding bee for so long and I had no idea till your post that escort and place cards were separate things. I guess since we already started making the palcecards, we have to make separate escort cards as well.
Post # 5
I’m afraid escort/seating cards would be too redundant (look too much like the place cards). Can I just make a chart and put it in the cocktail hour area? (My wedding is formal).
Post # 6
You are assigning the actual seats? Typically people do have both types of cards and it tends to not feel redundant. Escort cards are on a front table and then the seating cards are on the tables where people sit.
You could certainly make a chart, just make sure that all the names are in alphabetical order so people can find themselves 🙂