(Closed) Escort Cards

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve always seen individual escort cards for each guest and I don’t think I’ve ever had a title with my name on the escort card. If I did, I don’t remember it so I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. 

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

To make things easier I would do one per invitation sent, not person.

Post # 5
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

An escort card is supposed to help people find their seat.  I think it would be better if you made one for each guest.  Plus people usually use them to tell the servers what meal that person is having, so that would get confusing if you had two people for one card.

Post # 6
1696 posts
Bumble bee

At a r-e-a-l-l-l-l-y formal dinner (I mean like a consular service dinner, or the Lieutenant Governor’s levy, or dining at Windsor Castle, or the odd occasion when I decide to go all-out and put the third leaf in the table) gentlemen are never seated next to the lady they came with. And, at such dinners, when dinner is announced, each gentleman is supposed to offer his arm to the lady he will sit next to, escort her into the dining room, pull out her chair for her, pour her wine during dinner (unless it is poured by the staff) and so on. Escort cards were originally meant for this situation: they are in an envelope addressed to the gentleman, and contain inside the name of the lady he is to escort — all very discreet.

The modern escort card adaptation serves the same purpose — getting guests to the table in an orderly manner. Since you probably aren’t having married couples sit apart from each other — your guests would probably be offended if you did — you can address the card to the couple or family, and just include the table number on the card inside.

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

only if you are assigning seats is tis even necessary… mi fiance and i are saving ourselves the stress will will have name cards in which the hostesses will distribute after the guest seat themselves to indicate meal selection but other than that why tell people where they HAVE to sit…

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