Ruby's Blog | Escort Cards Vs. Place Cards

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week, I am going to talk about escort vs. place cards, and their place in your wedding!

Escort Cards: These are a necessity for a wedding reception! They tell your guests which table they will be seated at for the evening. Without them, you will have all of your guests wandering the venue looking for their specific seat, causing major delays for your dinner!

To save yourself from this disorganized disaster, create escort cards. Many couples choose to have individual cards near the entrance of the reception venue. Be sure to arrange them in alphabetical order so that your guests can find theirs quickly, not by table.

Escort cards can be fun, so get creative! Decorate them to make your theme, or use objects that reflect your wedding, such as mini pumpkins for a Fall affair. Sometimes, the guest favors will be attached right to their escort card, which can be helpful to your budget. If cards do not seem to work with your particular celebration, create a beautiful board or frame with everyones name and table number written on it. As long as guests know where to go, your wedding will be smooth sailing! 

Place Cards: Some may not know, but place cards are different from escort cards. While escort cards show guests their table, place cards indicate the guests specific seat at that table. 

Place cards are not necessary, but definitely add a little more glamor and sophistication to a wedding. You can also decorate them to match your escort cards! If you choose to have one large sign in lieu of actual escort cards, you may want to have place cards on the table for everyone.