Post # 1
Okay so if I have escort cards at the entrance and they say “President Obama, table 6”
1. Do I also put the name at the actual seat, or let them pick a seat at the indicated table?
2. Each person gets their own card? Or one card per couple?
3. Seating Chart posted with table number at the entrance, and then card at the place you wish them to sit?
Never had to do this before and don’t remember going to a wedding with them, but I probably have.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
1. Most brides choose to let the guests choose their own seat at the table, but the choice is yours.
2. I prefer one per person, but you can do one per party if you want.
3. I think escort cards are more fullproof than a seating chart, but some of the seating charts for display are really cute.
Post # 4
For me, I had the cards all on a table just after the receiving line (our ceremony and reception were in diff rooms at same venue- you could just put them at entrance). I had a card for each person to help me visualize and remove doubt. Just a table number, they picked their seat at the table. Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Im doing place cards ONLY because of meal selections to help the servers. Otherwise I would allow guests to sit where ever at the table. Trust me… guests will move their place cards if they dont want to sit by the speaker or whatever, and put another poor guest there in their place!
Post # 6
@Jane77677: 1. i’d let them pick at the table, unless you need to know actual seats for the meal.
Post # 7
I’m doing place cards and a seating chart. Our caterer requires us to indicate exactly where each person is sitting for both meal choices and so they can keep track of guest allergies. All I can say is, if you move and you don’t get your meal, that’s my guest’s own problem not mine lol.
I actually don’t know if I’ve ever actually been to a wedding that had escort cards… it’s always been assigned tables and assigned seats.
Post # 8
We’re just doing escort cards, not place cards, but we’re having a buffet. We have one card per person
Then we put the table number inside
Post # 9
We’re doing escort cards even though we have a plated meal. Only the tables are assigned, not the seats. What we’re doing to make it easy for the servers is different colored cardstock that the tented escort cards will be on: blue for beef, cream for chicken, violet for vegetarian, and black for people with food allergies. I’m also giving a spreadsheet of the tables, names of guests, and food choices to the venue so if someone loses their escort card they’ll still be able to figure out which meal they get.
Post # 10
I did one card per person and just put the table number. Each card had a small colored rhinestone to indicate meal choice. The catering staff was also given a spreadsheet of the number of each entree per table (bless our wedding planners for doing this).