(Closed) Are escort cards necessary?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Are you serving a meal?  I think people always feel more comfortable with assigned seats so they are not awkwardly trying to find a place to plop down if they don’t know everyone at the wedding.

But yes, you can pull it off. I am not doing escort cards or assigned seating, however we are having a cocktail reception  and heavy passed hors d’oeuvres so there will not be many places to actually sit.

However, if dinner is served I think guests really appreciate having a seat reserved for them.

Post # 4
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re doing escort cards without assigned seating for approx 60 guests. I’d say anything over 75, especially if a large portion are not family need to have some sort of assigned seating, but for smaller weddings I think escort cards work just fine.

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

If you are serving appetizers or desserts only, you don’t need assigned seating. If you are serving a meal, you need them. The size of the guestlist is irrelevant since even small groups require them. Otherwise you will have chaos and general awkwardness with folks getting split up and others not knowing where to sit because there is only one seat available per table. Some people will save seats for folks who don’t sit with them at all. Having a seating arrangement avoids any potential of this happening.

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