Post # 1
i’ve seen in several magazines putting all the name cards at a long table but i’m not sure what for? isn’t the point of name cards to be placed at the table of where they will be seating? and are name cards only for assigned seating or do guests choose where they want to sit and then place their cards there?
i wanted to do assigned seating but because my attendants will be bringing guests i don’t want to split everyone up and everything so i was thinking of putting just everyones names on a little card (i’ll be having 50 guests around) and then setting them up at a table..
i’m just not sure what the point is…
help me out!
Post # 3
The name cards on a table I think you’re seeing are escort cards. These cards tell people where to sit. Usually there will be a number inside the card, or sometimes the name is written on an envelope and the number is inside. If you want to have assigned seating by more than just the table, you can put place cards at each individual seat. Most weddings I’ve been to are just assigned by table and not by seat. If you’re doing different meal options, you generally have to assign people by seat. The escort cards are just so people aren’t walking around aimlessly looking for their places.
I hope that helps and I’m understanding your question…
Post # 4
Like what Snookies0831 said, the escort cards are usually placed at the entrance of the reception venue (I’ve always seen them in ABC order). That way, you know/have an idea of where to find your escort card, then the card has your table number on it… so you know which table to sit at!
If the cards are already at the table, sometimes brides will make a big seating chart with the tables and names… but sometimes people will crowd around the chart (understandably) and it’ll be hard for everyone to see.
Post # 5
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Post # 6
Hmmm to me, I always thought it worked like this
Escort Cards: for single ladies, and the card tells them you their escort will be for the evening, so they aren’t lonely and all the old school stuff. I don’t think anyone really uses them anymore
Table Cards: tell each guest/or couple which table to sit at, they pick their own seats.
Place Cards: are at each seat, and tell each guest you want them in that chair exactly.
The table with all the cards would be for tablecards, people find their card and see which table they are at and go from there to the table and select a seat.
Post # 7
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Post # 8
i’m doing long tables, and i’m also doing two cards (now i’m confused with all of the terms for them, but…): one will be at the entrance to the reception and will tell the couple which table they are sitting at, and the second will be at each individual place setting. the table is going to be really really long, and want to be able to specify "areas" of the table so it’s not awkward. i also want to be able to keep people away from each other so that there’s no drama.
Post # 9
We decided on table cards – Guest Name and Table Number which will be displayed at guest book in alpha order. People then can choose what seat they would like at their assigned table.