(Closed) Did anyone use escort cards?

posted 7 years ago in Canada – Western Canada
  • poll: Did you use escort cards?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    46 %
    No : (4 votes)
    31 %
    What's an escort card? : (2 votes)
    15 %
    I didn't bother with a seating plan. : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I hadn’t heard of them either until I found WB! I dont think they’re very popular in Canada. We just did a seating chart (alpha by last name) and place cards. It worked great.

    Post # 4
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I did a seating chart because it was more convenient for us. I have been to weddings with escort cards, though. I’ve had your typical little tent card, but my favorite was when our names were written on papers wrapped around chocolate bars!

    Post # 5
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yes we’re doing escort cards but no place cards.  Every wedding I’ve been to has had escort cards.  I’ve never seen seating charts at weddings and didn’t know about them until the Bee.

    Post # 6
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have never been to a wedding where they have been used but I am using them.

    Almost any time I say to anyone that I’m doing escort cards they look at me like I have three heads and don’t know what I’m talking about.

    I hope they figure it out once they get to the reception.

    Post # 7
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yeah I’m from Calgary, and when I mentioned it to our venue’s event co-ordinator…. she said that if I’m going to do escort cards, I need to have 2 tables with them, doubling the cards (they normally have 2 seating chart easels – one by the door, one by the bar).  Anyone who knows what escort cards are and how they work would realize how ridiculous 2 sets of them would be.  So… I think we’re doing the chart. haha. 

    Post # 8
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Virtually no wedding where I come from even bothers with a seating chart. This is partially because our guest lists tend to be astronomical and everyone is more than happy to seat themselves…I think if we did a seating chart or escort cards, our guests would be super confused. But I’ve come to realize that’s probably a regional thing. 

    Post # 9
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ditto, never been to a wedding with escort cards. Most people do a seating chart but some will do a free for all with some tables reserved for close family. 

    Post # 10
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’m using escort cards. I’ve never been to a wedding with a ‘chart’. How does that work? People look at what table they’re sitting at on the chart and then just go there? Anyways, we ordered handmade bud vases from etsy. Each bud vase holds the escort card so we’ll have a table set up with all of the vases – each with a single flower in it and the escort card. I think its going to be beautiful with all of the flowers. And then the bud vases serve as a favor (we’re having a few favors lol) and the flowers will look so pretty in front of each person’s place setting.

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