(Closed) Which names on escort cards?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

If they’re not being used as place cards as well, I would make one for each couple. Saves you making so many, and if they are arriving together and sitting at the same table, they only need one.  If you make two, you might have momentary panic as people think that you might have seated them separately!

Post # 4
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

my florist told me that it’s usually 1 per couple if they’re married and separate cards if they’re dating, and my mom agreed!

Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

 I agree with rebecca

1 per married couples and 1 each for everyone else


Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

What if you don’t know the name of the guest??

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018


I call and find out the name of the guest, but if you can’t (or they aren’t sure who they are bringing) I would just put Ms. Friend and Guest

Post # 8
228 posts
Helper bee

I made one for each person, just because I did them ahead of time, and there was no guarantee that both members of each couple were coming. 

I’d probably find out the names of guests as well… certainly my way wouldn’t work with ‘loose’ guests =P

Either way is probably fine =) 

Post # 9
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Was wondering the same thing.  Thanks for the info.

Post # 10
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Welcome! I’m making ours all for individuals. I think it’ll make things easier on me. Since I won’t have to worry how big or small to change the font on my printer depending on if there is one or two people on the card. I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding in the last few years that I was on a card as a couple, even though I’ve been with my Fiance for three years now, we were on separate cards.

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m doing them as couples. i’m making paper flowers, and the less i have to make the better!

Post # 12
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think doing 1 per married couple is fine, but definitely 2 for the single but dating people :o)

Post # 13
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am doing the guest and +1 together on one card.  Trying to save a little paper where we can.

Post # 14
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re doing one per person, since the color or design will signify to the servers which meal they’re getting. But I think it’s ok to put couples together! Surely they’ll sit next to each other anyways.

Post # 15
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re making escort “cards” out of wood – a la this bride on The Knot. We’re writing the names with sharpie on the wood (instead of printing it on paper like in the example,) and I’m going to do one per person, not per couple. I think either way would work – we didn’t really think about it all that much, to be honest!

Post # 16
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Ashlop- I am having place cards in a frame which will be a favor as well, what if for some reason I cant find out the name of the guest? What will their frame card say as an individual one?

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