Both escort cards and place cards will tell your guests where to sit. The main difference between the two is that an escort card will instruct your guests which table they are assigned to, whereas a place card guides them on what specific seat they are assigned to at a particular table.
Therefore, escort cards would need to be displayed before the dining area. Your guests will then locate their card indicating their assigned table. On the other hand, place cards will already be at the tables, so a seating chart is needed to direct your guests to the correct table.
If your guests chose an entrée selection in advance, these cards will also indicate their choice to the servers. Different menu selections can be differentiated by color, written text, symbol, or food icon. Indicating each guest’s name on individual dinner menus is an alternative to separate place cards.
Here are a variety of escort and place cards. Each design remains true to the cohesive look and feel of all the wedding stationery pieces to create a coherent look.
WEDDING ESCORT CARDS
Wedding Day-of Element – Escort card displays.
Wedding Day-of Element – Escort cards displayed for guests.
Wedding Day-of Element – Tented escort cards.
Wedding Day-of Element – Escort cards with food icons to indicate entrée choice.
Wedding Day-of Element – Alternative tented escort cards.
WEDDING PLACE CARDS
Wedding Day-of Element – Gold 3D laser cut place card with guests names.
Wedding Day-of Element – Old vinyl record serving as a place card.
Wedding Day-of Element – Guest names on ghost chairs & place cards displayed on the dinner plate.
Wedding Day-of Element – Place card wrapped around a pear.
Wedding Day-of Element – Place cards tied to floral arrangements & dinner menus with place cards adhered with a wax seal.