...Escort or Place...

I been following my lovely blogger friend Aletha {twitter.com/Aletha} on twitter for quite some time {you should too!!}. She is one of Michigan's finest event planners with a lovely blog to boot!

The other day her twitter led me to this post on escort cards vs. place cards by lindsey nartker designs which many brides-to-be might find helpful! It is a must read!

In short, an escort card is picked up by your guest{s} upon entering your reception. It will escort them to the table that you have assigned to them. Thus, it will normally display the guest{s} name{s} as well as the name or number of the table that they will be seated at. A place card is displayed at the specific seat that you would like your guest to take. It displays no table number.

The photo above {Martha Stewart Weddings} is a lovely escort card display. Each guests name has been typed on a piece of card stock. The top of each card displays the name of a shell {sand dollar, conch, etc} that will escort the guest to the table at the reception named after the same shell.

I hope this post has helped de-mystify the difference between escort cards and place cards for you! Thanks, Aletha for pointing me to it!

p.s. Just so you know, I am a fan of either option and would love to provide the calligraphy to your escort or place cards!