(Closed) Random escort card question

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think it matters.  FWIW, most weddings I’ve gone to has the couple listed, and not individual names.

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It doesn’t matter. It will be quicker for them to find and grab just one card also!

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most weddings I’ve been to had one card for each couple.  Think about whether this will be an issue for meals, though.


Post # 6
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Most weddings I’ve been to had one escort card per couple (to assign them to a table). Therefore “John Doe and Guest” sounds just fine to me. However, if you also assign a specific seat to a guest with a place card, I think it’s important to find out the surprise guest’s actual name.

Post # 7
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most weddings I’ve been to actually had separate cards for each person. This is usually because the weddings all had a choice of entree that we decided on ahead of time.

I guess the only issue I can see is if person 1 and person 2 had different last names and thus, would they look under person 1’s last name or person 2’s last name? We had a fair amount of married people that maintained different last names as well as engaged couples.

We didn’t have a choice at our wedding, but I still did separate ones so everyone can check under his/her own last name. I’m kind of detail-oriented and a perfectionist, so even though I was finishing up escort cards literally a day before, I managed to get first and last names of every single guest that attended, rather than doing “and Guest”.

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