Escort cards – should they have table numbers written on them???

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do escort cards have to have table numbers on them?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    95 %
    No : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Doesn't matter : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Mint2Bee:  i put the table numbers on my escort cards.  i didn’t have a chart too though.  the guest tables then had place cards.

    Post # 4
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Mint2Bee:  How else would the person know what table they were at when the picked up their escort card?

    Post # 5
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would assume so… Otherwise how are people going to know where to sit?

    Post # 6
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    What is the point of an escort card if it doesn’t have a table number on it?

    Post # 7
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    the escort card is dictating to the person at which table to sit.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    4941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Mint2Bee:  It generally is the best move to put the table number or name on the card. Or you could do a seating chart. You could also separate things into groups on a table with like table 1 guests in one area and line them up in front of the sign, etc etc. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    @Mint2Bee:  Most people do either a seating chart, a place card, or an escort card. I think you are getting a little mixed up by having both a seating chart and escort card. You don’t need both, but if that’s your plan, I would still put the table number on the escort card.

    Post # 10
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think generally you do the seating chart OR the escort cards. The card is to tell people which table to sit at, so having one without a number seems a little pointless?

    Post # 11
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    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Mint2Bee:  Do one or the other,I think both is just waste of time

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    9903 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Sea_Ashley:  @BrandNewBride:  @pixiecat:  @ajillity81:  she said she did a seating chart AND escort cards, therefore they wouldn’t need the the number as the chart would tell them

      @Mint2Bee:  I would assume you need placecards for your caterer so they know who is eating what?  if that’s the case, I would have the placecards on the tables ahead of time and have people look at the chart to find their table number.  If you hadn’t already made a pretty chart then I would say forego the chart and just use the cards and put the table numbers on them.

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