(Closed) Place Cards – Is this tacky?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I thought the whole point of escort cards was for them to be written out so that people know where they are sitting

Post # 4
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What’s the point of a place card if it’s not preassigned? If they’re seating themselves and you just want the place cards to save their seat afterwards, that can be done with a purse or jacket in the seat.

Post # 5
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@hmmtmar:  Don’t make the guest do your work for you. If you’re having assigned tables, write them on the place cards yourself. If you’re not having assigned tables (which always ends up disastrous IMO), there’s no need for place cards.

Post # 6
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@hmmtmar:  To me it seems a bit too much like a conference kind of thing to write your name on a card. I think you can save the money and time on these. Or use them in a different way, such as the escort card original intention and having a seating chart. Maybe use them as a wish card – you have a large vase and guests write a little note on them and put them in the vase for you to read on you anniversary?

Post # 7
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess I don’t really understand the point if they don’t have seating arrangements on them. Are you thinking of using then like name tags? I don’t think thats really necessary or appropriate at a wedding.

Post # 8
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you want people to use them to reserve seats and you aren’t having assigned seating, why not just put people’s names on the cards and they can place their card at their seat? It does seem sort of weird (not tacky though) to just have a bunch of blank cards.

Post # 9
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not tacky, but like other bees have said, it does seem kind of pointless. 

Post # 12
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

This sounds kind of odd. I’d skip it. 

Post # 13
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It sounds very odd to me.  I’ve also never heard of the cusom that you tip your chair to indicate that someone is sitting there..

Post # 14
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

The placecards themselves are ok but I’d skip making the guest write their names and go ahead and have them written on there!

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