Monday, June 4, 2007
What is an escort card?
An escort card is a card that the guests get during cocktails and it directs them to their tables. So many times I hear 'place card' and couples actually need an escort card. A place card directs guests to their specific seats. With place cards you have to figure out who is sitting next to whom.
Both are great options but escort cards tend to be less trouble. Typically the guests name goes on the front and the table name or number goes on the inside or bottom corner. You can use both to carry out your theme. Attach the card to a bottle of champagne, a candied apple, a candle or just adorn the card with your monogram, a flower, a knot or just your theme motif.
If you are doing only escort cards but are offering your guests a choice of entree you must put something on the card that subtly says beef, fish or chicken. I have seen different colored cards for different food choices or different adornments added to each card.
I always recommend doing escort cards over not doing anything. Guests need to be guided into the reception and feel better if escorted where to go.