Wednesday, June 6, 2012

{Daily Wedding Bits} Escort Cards vs Place Cards? Is there a difference?

Escort Cards 
Photo via Engaged and Inspired

YES, Escort Cards are different from Place Cards.
I would often be confused with almost similar wedding terms like escort cards vs place cards. They sound like they're the same thing right? A lot of people would say yes, but after reading this post, you will know how different they are and be able to distinguish between the two.

1 - Origami Escort Cards (Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings), 2 - Chalkboard Mason Jars as Escort Cards (Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie via Style Me Pretty), 3 - Engraved Spoons (Photo by Robin Roemer Photography via Style Me Pretty), 4 - Honey-Filled Vials (Photo via Brit Godish)

ESCORT CARDS are essentially cards with a guests name and table number printed. You can go as classic or creative as you want with these. Many couples incorporate their colors or theme and display them on a table as they enter the reception. Also, they can double as wedding favors for your guests. Once the guest knows what table they are seated at, PLACE CARDS are found at their appropriate seat. Like escort cards, you be creative with them as well. 
1 - Personalized Hand-stamped Stones (Photo via Emmaline Bride), 2 - Rustic Woodland Place Cards (Photo via Etsy), 3 - Place Card Flags (Photo via Etsy), 4 - Spool Thread Place Cards (Photo via Pinterest), 5 - Chalkboard Paper Table Cover (Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings)

But, these days couples are sometimes forgoing escort and place cards and using SEATING CHARTS instead. A wonderfully displayed seating chart is not only a beautiful piece of decor, but a useful tool for your guests to find their seats. Again, let your creativity shine! Seating charts are perfect for the DIY bride and your opportunity to use that chalkboard idea or any of the others below!

1 - Seating Flowchart: How do you know the bride & groom? (Photo by Heidi Ryder via 100 Layer Cake), 2 - Seating Chart made out of an old window painted with chalkboard paint (Photo via The Green Dandelion), 3 - Chalkboard Seating Chart (Photo by Lisa Berry via Style Me Pretty), 4 - Framed Chalkboard Seating Chart (Photo by Annie McElwain Photography via Style Me Pretty)

Whether you choose Escort Cards or Place Cards, or just go with a Seating Chart we think your guests will find their table in no time!

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