(Closed) Is this normal? Escort cards only? No place cards at table?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

That’s pretty normal.

Post # 4
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Every possibility known to man exists when talking about wedding planning.

If you have assigned the tables, the guests can likely decide who sits where.

Post # 5
3132 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Willow1991:  Yeah, that’s fairly common.  I think the escort cards actually get a different name when they tell you what table you’re at, but there isn’t an assigned seat for you at that table.  Anyway, it’s what we did, and it worked out fine!

Post # 6
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have actually never been to a wedding where there were place cards, only escort cards.

Post # 7
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve only ever seen escort cards. I think guests can seat themselves at a table.

Post # 8
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mrsSonthebeach:  ditto. IMO both placecards and escort cards are overkill, since it really shouldn’t matter to you where they sit as long as they’re at the right table.

Post # 9
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think escort cards are far more common unless it’s a super formal wedding.

Post # 10
3809 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s what I’m doing. No need to assign their seats, I’m sure they can manage that part by themselves (I hope lol)

Post # 12
3968 posts
Honey bee

That’s what I did 🙂  I find it more rare in my area to have seating place cards (maybe 3 out of the last 30 weddings I’ve been to).

As a guest, I prefer to pick my seat – so, I opted for that!

Post # 13
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we are only having escort cards..we have “ornaments” made from card stock of victorian cameos and initals on one side- the back side will have the guests name and table book name – these will be tied to candy canes and then the candy canes will be put on a xmas tree along with a few ornaments with the same cameos handpainted.

Post # 15
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had assigned seating, mostly because that’s the only way the caterer knew who ordered which meal.  (We had a meat and a veggie option.)

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