Post # 1
HMMMMMM……That is the question….
So, we are definatly not making place cards, but what about escort cards or a seating chart? Both can be made easily, probably cost about the same but I was wondering which one gets the job done better. Is it easier to look up your name on a big board or grab it from a zillion on a table??
Help me decide what I should do with your imput…all the weddings I’ve been too provided escort cards AND place cards, which I think is overkill. I’m leaning towards a chart, but not sure….
Post # 3
Escort cards are much more logistical. Guests can find their name quickly, pick up their card and move on. With a seating chart, you have a complete madhouse. Most are done so small that people have to crowd in to see the info which creates big traffic jams, and then they may forget it on the way to the table if they start talking to someone enroute, for example.
Post # 4
@Ember78:That’s what i thought as well! I imagined my older family members forgetting where they were walking to in the middle of the room….LOL! Hell, i’d probably forget…
Post # 5
I think its much easier to find your name on escort cards, because typically they are arranged alphabetically.
Post # 6
Assuming the seating chart is also arranged alphabetically (a list of names with accompanying table numbers), I don’t see how it creates more of a traffic jam than escort cards – either way you have a relatively small area (a table or a board) where a bunch of people have to find their names. If the display is big enough I don’t see a problem. I was at a wedding where they had a list of names followed by table numbers – no escort cards – and it was fine. Now if it were a literal diagram of the room layout with the names written in around each table…then yeah, I think it would be a zoo, especially with a lot of guests.
I probably see the concern about the table number accidentally slipping some people’s minds before they’ve made it to their tables if they don’t have something tangible to hang onto – maybe if they grab a drink first or stop to talk to someone – but I’d guess that would be the minority.
Post # 7
I prefer the escort cards. When you get to the table you can save yourself a place/seat.