When you work in the wedding industry for a long time, escort cards, setating charts, etc. are words that are known inside and out. Often thrown around by wedding professionals, unbeknownst to them, that there is much confusion and befuddlement when it comes to these little nouns. So, today, we will break it down in hopes that you will be able to speak these words with the confidence of a rock star.
First, let's tackle Seating Charts. This is a lovely and easy alternative to using Escort cards. It is usually placed at the entrance of the reception and lists the guests name and table number. The guests name can be listed in alphabetical order or by table number.
Now, let's move onto Escort Cards. These are displayed at the entrance to the reception as well, but instead of all the guests names located on one display, eash guest has their own individual card with their name and table number.
Next, Place Cards (often confused with Escort Cards). These little components are placed on the table, directing the guest to where their individual seat is located.
Last, (but not least), Table Cards. The job of these guys is to direct the guests to their designated table. You will need one per table and they are placed in the center.
Still baffled? Let's break it down a little further...
Seating Chart Or Escort Cards direct the guests to their table number.
(Placed at the entrance to the reception)
Table Numbers direct the guests to their table.
(You only need one for each table, placed in the center)
Place Cards direct the guests to their seat.
(Placed on the table at each place setting)
Easy peasy, right? Oh, ya - you got this!
One final note, another option is to use a seating chart only, and direct your guests to their specific tables but allow them the freedon to choose their own seats at that table. Just food for thought!