Post # 1
So I’m doing our escort cards (yes, handwriting, my computer skills are abysmal). I’m putting couples on them, as in “John and Jane Doe” not separate cards for John Doe and Jane Doe. This is in part because we have a few people bringing dates we don’t know (don’t get me started- people invited guests unilaterally and don’t even know who they’re bringing yet, but for family reasons we can’t tell them no, long drama), so I’d rather see “John Doe and guest” on one card rather than “John Doe” and “John Doe’s Guest.” FI is confused, he’s only ever seen single names on escort cards. I see no reason to waste the paper, honestly, and there’s plenty of room for two names on these things. And it’s not like a couple will be forced to sit at two separate tables, so I fail to see why each person needs and individual escort card.
Does it matter?
Post # 3
I don’t think it matters. FWIW, most weddings I’ve gone to has the couple listed, and not individual names.
Post # 4
It doesn’t matter. It will be quicker for them to find and grab just one card also!
Post # 5
Most weddings I’ve been to had one card for each couple. Think about whether this will be an issue for meals, though.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Most weddings I’ve been to had one escort card per couple (to assign them to a table). Therefore “John Doe and Guest” sounds just fine to me. However, if you also assign a specific seat to a guest with a place card, I think it’s important to find out the surprise guest’s actual name.
Post # 7
Most weddings I’ve been to actually had separate cards for each person. This is usually because the weddings all had a choice of entree that we decided on ahead of time.
I guess the only issue I can see is if person 1 and person 2 had different last names and thus, would they look under person 1’s last name or person 2’s last name? We had a fair amount of married people that maintained different last names as well as engaged couples.
We didn’t have a choice at our wedding, but I still did separate ones so everyone can check under his/her own last name. I’m kind of detail-oriented and a perfectionist, so even though I was finishing up escort cards literally a day before, I managed to get first and last names of every single guest that attended, rather than doing “and Guest”.