(Closed) Escort card and Place card question

posted 11 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmm. I don’t suppose you could write something on the bottom – like a big M for meat or P for pasta – and then have a little sign on each table telling guests to turn the rocks over once they sit down? I guess that might be a bit of a hassle…

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

You can create a table outline for the caterers, listing the name and their meal option.  As long as your guests stick to the correct table (some guests sometimes like to switch seats), the servers should be able find the names on the rocks and place the proper meal in front of the right person.  Talk to your caterer if that option would work for them.

Post # 5
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I think it’s pretty common to put something indicating meal preference on the escort card/tent card and having people bring it to/place it at their table setting.  I just went to a wedding that did this, and I don’t think it caused any problems.  We’re planning to do basically the same thing (though the cocktail hour and reception are in the same room, so people can put down their place cards as soon as they pick them up). 

If you don’t want to do that, could you tie a ribbon around the rock (different colors for different meals)  or place the rock on top of a colored piece of cardstock? 

Post # 6
24 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007

You could add a little color to the place setting that is getting vegetarian (assuming that you aren’t having a multitude of choices…) 

If there are two choices (i.e. chicken or beef), you could underline the names for choice A and just write the names for choice B?

Post # 7
2 posts

i’d either write people’s names in different colored ink (white for chicken, pink for beef) OR glue a little colored crystal (again, white for chicken, pink for beef) on the rock.  or maybe even different colored rocks?  black ones for beef, white ones for chicken, brown for veggie?  there are lotsa options!

Post # 8
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

I like FallBride’s idea of different colored rocks for different meals!

Post # 9
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2006 - Jericho Terrace - Long Island, NY

i love the idea of using rocks! i agree with fallbride on using color indicators on the rocks.  crystals might be too small for the servers to see so maybe a bright dot of paint to indicate the different choices. 

Post # 10
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

We used to mark our turtles with a dab of nailpolish on the shell. Tiny dab. Maybe something like that? Or how about a sticker next to the name? Like


XXXX (picture that as a chicken) Julie


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