What is the difference between an Escort Card & a Place Card?
People tend to get confused about the difference between an escort card and a place card. What is the difference? Should we have both? Which one is important? An escort card is usually displayed and set up in the cocktail area while the guests are waiting to go in to the reception area. It tells the guest what table they will be sitting on once they move into the dining area (Reception). A place card tells you exactly where a guest is to be seated once they get to the table.
A place card typically also has a meal identify, which lets the servers at the venue know what the guest is having for a meal. A place card is a must if you are having a plated meal. Sounds confusing? Opt to have one instead. You can have the escort card only, but ensure that the meal identify is on it. Once they get to the table, they can decided which seat they want. If you chose to have a place card, we typically suggest having a seating chart.
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