There is no bad seat at a wedding reception however, just in case guest X didnt quite get over what happened at prom with guest Z, escort cards can keep them apart at least during dinner. These very useful small cards let guests at a formal dinner or reception know where they are assigned to sit (usually by table number). While using escort cards is often seen as an unneeded hassle, it is a tradition that shows respect for guests and adds an extra finishing touch. While the possibilities are endless, there are several methods that can be used to display your escort cards.
1.Traditionally, escort cards were distributed on silver trays. Arranged in alphabetical order, the hostess shortly before dinner was to begin would walk around with the tray and each guest would take his or her own card from it.
2.If you dont prefer the above method, a table can also be set up. The cards should be arranged in alphabetical order neatly on the table so that all names can be read easily and a clear label should be put on the table explaining what the cards are. .
3.Outside the Hall is the most proper way to present the escort cards to your guests before they enter the dining hall. This way your guests know where they are going before they enter the dining room and won't block up the doorway picking up their escort cards.
4. A Seating Scroll is an alternative way to display your seating arrangement compared to the traditianal escort card. Names and table numbers are printed on paper and placed in a large picture frame in the lobby and guests simply look for their name and table number.
Which ever method you choose for your wedding day remember that escort cards are intended to make the transition into the dining room easier, so make it as easy as possible for your guests to find their places as soon as the doors have been opened.
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