(Closed) Place Cards for Reception

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@riss519:  Couples go on 1 placecard 🙂 My rule is 1 invite = 1 placecard. so families inc unless I’m splitting their adult children from them on purpose.

I always use Avery for my items (stickers, etc) as they’re a trust worthy brand and very durable. But I haven’t done placecards in that sense. Mine are just going to be printed on paper and cut out to fit in a photo frame.

Also ensure your stickers are very different (blue and green are bad for example, some people can’t tell in the dim light) so that way the servers can easily bring the right meal to the right guest 🙂

Post # 4
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@riss519: First, I assume you mean escort cards, since there’s no way to have one place card for multiple people. But to get to your question, assuming you mean escort card: I hand wrote mine, so I can’t help on the question of product, but whether you give one per party or per guest is up to you. I personally prefer one per guest because then each guest has one for those who like to keep such things and since you are indicating entree selection, it’ll be easier to do that by person. If you have a family of 5 it could get really tricky to put that all on one card. To indicate entree choice, I drew a pictogram of either a cow head, a fish, or a carrot on the back of ours. Colored dots with marker would work, as would simply writing/printing the item name (which is doubtless the most foolproof way).

Post # 6
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8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@riss519:  I printed mine at home (on 8.5×11 #70 paper) and just cut them to size with a scrapbook cutter.  I did a flat cards with an accordian stand.  I would definitely check out martha stewart weddings for escort card ideas, there are a ton of cute ones on the website.

Post # 8
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5894 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I ordered mine from Amazon. I got a great deal and had to order waaaay more than I needed, so I also used them as thank you tags on our favors.

I wanted to be able to print up the names and make last minute changes to table # if necessary and I needed to indicate entree choices (so one person per card). So I made flowers with brad centers (you can find the flower pedals in the scrapbook section), then printed out table # on green cardstock and used a punch. After printing the names on the cards, I attached the flowers and the table #.

Here are mine. The table #’s are Japanese numbers and pink=beef, orange=salmon, green=veggie.

Post # 9
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8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@riss519:  I put Mr. Joe Smith, Mrs. Joe Smith, etc.  For my single friends it’d be Ms Jane Doe.  I think you can also say Mr. Joe Smith and Mrs. Linda Smith, I was told both were ok from other bees.  I’m not sure which one is more “proper,” but I chose the first method because it required less spell checking. 

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