(Closed) Escort cards question

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I put names on carda at each seat, but I have also seen people just list the names of the people sitting at the table on the back of/underneath the table number, so you could do that.

I don’t know the etiquette about listing couples together or listing them individually, but you should find out the names of the +1s so that you can include them. Same for children.

Alternatively you might just list a whole family as one line (ie “The Huckleberry Family”), but depending on your guests that could be confusing.

Post # 4
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d say just let them pick the chairs that they want at their table. Even if you put cards down at each seat, a lot of people tend to just move those around to where they want to sit. 

Post # 5
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


Rinabeens:  what you’ve said in response sounds like a good idea, you know what works best for your guests too.  Definitely include +1s names and nothing wrong with just saying “and family” for the larger groups. You only need to put place cards at the table if for some reason you need to specify chairs/seats for guests, or if you need to specify certain food restrictions/selections. If you can avoid those, avoid them! I know I am lol. (and we’re also planning to do what you’ve done above! I hope it works well! Just need to find the best place to print it out after designing it lol)

Post # 6
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am listing it by last name, then the name of the male guest.  For children, I would list them individually by indenting under the parent’s name. Example: 


Smith, John

Smith, Joseph and Doe, Jane

Smith, Robert and Brenda

           Smith, Katherine

           Smith, Madelyn


Post # 9
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Rinabeens:  I just told them their table and they picked their seats on that table. That’s how it was at all the weddings  went to as well.

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