Post # 1
Okay here in Houston we don’t do the whole assigned table seating or Escort Cards. I’ve always known that some people make placecards etc.
My question is how do the Escort Cards work? Do you write a table number on the card with their name. And assign tables? Or do you just have a card with their name and they can go sit at what ever table they want. The card just holds their seat while they get food/mingle?
Just curious to how some of you do this.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
We’re putting people’s names on the front with a mark that will note their entree choice, and then when you flip it open, it’ll list their table name — promise to blog about this after the wedding!
Post # 4
@vintage2010 – Haha! I laughed when you said “here in Houston”….I thought it was just Mexicans that didn’t do the whole assigned seating thing. Curious to see what people post. 🙂 Not sure if we are assigning seats yet or just tables.
Post # 5
Miss Hot Sauce- I have been to one wedding here in Houston that had assigned table seating. The couple are from Delaware. I’ve been to weddings of all sizes and price ranges and I haven’t seen the whole Escort card thing. Now I have seen the reserved signs for the bridal party and their parents. But not the entire wedding guests.
Post # 6
We put the guests name, table name and dinner selection on the cards and set them by the door. We used them as a way to show people which table they were sitting at. If you are not doing assigned seating and still want to make them, letting people use them as a “seat holder” is a great idea!
Post # 7
traditionally, you have escort cards with their names and the table number they take it and go to that table so they can find their seating
in england, they have seating charts you find your name, there are cards on the table for specific seating
Post # 8
Almost every wedding I’ve been to here in Houston (and in other cities–Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco) we’ve had assigned tables, but not necessarily assigned seats at the table. I’m planning on doing the same thing.
At one wedding I attended in San Antonio, the bride was so formal as to have the escort cards in envelopes. Of course, we were in beaded gowns for that wedding.
Post # 9
@iswimibikeirun- I didn’t mean to put that all of Houston. Sorry. I worked at a wedding venue and never saw them at those weddings and I hadn’t heard anyone ever mention them. The San Antonio wedding sounds fancy!