Escort Cards – 5 Things To Know

1. An escort card is often confused with a place card.  Whats the difference? An escort card indicates guest table assignments while place cards are found on tables and tell guests where to sit.

2.  Arrange the cards in alphabetical order of your guests last names.

3. Position them near the entrance of the cocktail hour venue (but not at the door) or in the center of the space, so guests can approach from all sides. Not doing a cocktail hour?  The table can be placed near the reception entrance but not at the door.

4. For a couple, one escort card will do.

5. For formal weddings use titles (Dr., Mr and Mrs) for casual weddings first and last names only are ok

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52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 20:43:25

    never knew this

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  2. yollyscott
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 23:07:16

    helps with coordination

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  3. beethankful
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 06:43:33

    really great idea, less confusion

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  4. yollyscott
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 06:54:53

    they even add to the decor.

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  5. yollyscott
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 06:55:20

    are guests able to take home theirs?

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  6. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 17:23:54

    as a souvenir, that would be a great idea

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  7. yollyscott
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 09:43:47

    thanks

    Reply

  8. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 20:22:52

    An escort card inform your guests of their assigned table

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  9. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 20:23:26

    while the place card tells the guest where to sit, this is normally at the table

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  10. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:27:31

    ok

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  11. beethankful
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:22:07

    very informative

    Reply

  12. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:33:22

    Adam Scott – the full name of your single guest

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  13. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:33:34

    Dr & Mrs. Oliver Williams – for a married couple

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  14. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:33:59

    Amanda Jameson & Guest – if an invitee has brought with them a guest whose name you do not know

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  15. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:34:16

    The most common way that escort cards are displayed is as tent cards on a table outside of the banquet room in which the wedding reception will be held.

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  16. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:34:55

    Another idea is to have a tree and hang the cards from the branches.

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  17. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:35:19

    You could also get frosted votive candleholders and use clear labels on which to print the names and table assignments. Your guests would then take the lighted candles to the table adding to the table decor.

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  18. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:35:37

    A really unique idea would be to have a water fountain and float the cards on saucers and have your guests retrieve their cards from the fountain

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  19. beethankful
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 15:03:09

    seems like this is for a formal wedding

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  20. beethankful
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 15:05:06

    the ideas above can be used or built up to creative a new idea

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