or escort cards can be formal and traditional, or unique and festive, and it's very easy to find place cards to match your wedding theme. Place cards can serve as duel purpose wedding favors when paired with decorative and themed place card holders
or place card frames
: they will direct guests to their seats at your reception and can hold a photo after the event. Little Things carries a variety of seating cards to match many themes and styles for all events from casual affairs to formal galas.
Think you can skip on place card or table seating cards for your wedding or event? Not using place cards, table cards or escort cards can put undue pressure on your guests, especially those guests who may not know other guests. Seating arrangement cards make your guests feel like you took the time to consider where they would be seated. But do you know the difference between the three types of cards?
Escort Cards: These are the most common type of seating cards found at weddings, although most brides refer to these as place cards, but the proper term is escort card. Escort cards are either tent style cards or cards in envelopes found at the entrance to your reception letting guests know what table they are seated at. An alternative to these cards is to use a seating chart.
Place Cards: Assign guests to a formal seat at the table they are sitting at. Typically you will write the guests name on both sides of this card so that everyone at the table - no matter where they are sitting - can see the exact seating assignment of the table. These are more formal and are more of a rarity at modern weddings. When assigning seats at each table, you would use a place card holder or frame to display these assignments - one at each table setting.
Table Cards: If you are assigning numbers to each table (and you should so guests know where to sit) you would use table number cards for each table. Typically they are sold in packs of 1-12 and 13-24. Although you can use anything for table cards such as letters, numbers or fun names.