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Escort Cards vs Place Cards - Yes, There is a Difference!

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Weddings are full of confusing etiquette rules, and with more and more brides going the nontraditional route, it can be tough to decode them all. Have no fear, Marrygrams is here to help! One of the rules most easily confused is the difference between escort cards vs place cards. Many people use those two terms interchangeably, when they are actually very different. Let us explain.

Escort Cards

You’ve spent hours on your seating chart, so the last thing you want is for your guests not to know where they are supposed to sit. Escort cards take all of the worry out of seating your guests. Displayed at the entrance to your reception area, escort cards include the names of your guests and the tables you have assigned them. They can be creased, or flat, and displayed any number of ways. So get creative! You’ll want to make sure your guests are able to find their names quickly, so they can find their seat and get right out on the dance floor!

Escort Cards

Place Cards

Once your guests have their escort cards and are directed to the proper table, they still need to know where to sit! That is where the place card comes in. They can be attached to favors, tucked into wine corks, or simply standing alone. They are essential to making sure your seating chart efforts were not in vain.
Place Cards

Now that you have learned the difference between escort cards vs place cards, you need to decide if you need one, the other, or both. This is entirely dependent on the size of your wedding, and the formality. If you have specific places you would prefer your guests to sit, we would recommend doubling up with both escort and place cards. If you just want to direct them to a certain table and let them chose their seat from there, then the escort card is the way to go. Or if you are having an intimate gathering where the escort card isn’t necessary, but seats are still assigned, then place cards are the choice for you!

Whatever you decide, Marrygrams escort cards and place cards are so easy to order and are guaranteed to make your table look fabulous. Ordering last minute? Not a problem, we are committed to quick turnarounds and quality printing. Check out the links below to get started!

Escort Card

You can order your custom escort and place cards here!

Need more help? Check out our easy online ordering templates here!