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

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I didn’t even have escort cards.  I allocated tables for family, and then everybody else got to sit wherever they fancied.  We actually got some crazy mixes on tables that ended up working extremely well, and a lot of friendships were formed.  With regards to the meal. the guests chose there and then what they wanted to eat (appr 250 guests and choices were chicken, beef, pork steak, or vegetarian).

Post # 18
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is what we are doing… our wedding is pretty DIY in terms of setting up the room so it seemed easier to just set up a table of escort cards, rather than have someone go table to table and put the place cards in exactly the right spot.  We are also having a served meal, so this way we can color code the escort cards for meal choice and have a small sign instructing guests to bring their escort card with them to assist our servers… saves us from meal confusion if people decide to swap seats at their table, etc.

Post # 19
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m just doing escort cards.  I thought about placecards in the beginning stages but not only is it more money, I was told it’s overkill (and no need to tell people which seat they have to sit in, they can decide that on their own). 

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