Quick Tip: Escort Cards vs. Place Cards
So what’s the difference between an Escort Card and a Place Card anyway?
Escort cards are displayed at the entrance of the reception to help your guests find their table. The bride and groom’s name and the date (or some other motif) are usually printed on top of the card. The guest’s name and table number should be handwritten on the card. Once your guests arrive at their table, they can choose their own seat.
If you would like to have everyone assigned a particular seat at the table, you may wish to order place cards also. Place cards display the guest’s name only and are positioned at the place setting where you want that guest to sit. The bride and groom’s names and date or other motif can be printed at the top of this card also. Again, the guest’s name would need to be handwritten on the card.