So what are escort cards?
They are cards that are used to inform your guests of their assigned table where place cards are to let your guests know of their assigned seat at that table.
The wording that you would use on each card is the guests' name and then table number 1 (or the table to which they have been assigned). The way that you would address the cards would be
- Adam Scott - the full name of your single guest
- Dr & Mrs. Oliver Williams - for a married couple
- Amanda Jameson & Guest - if an invitee has brought with them a guest whose name you do not know
So what are place cards?
Place cards are not a necessary accessory for your wedding reception but you might want to use them if you are having a really formal affair. They way they differ from escort cards is that each one has the name of a guest and they are put at each place setting. In order to use these cards you need to have the name of each guest attending your wedding reception so that a card can be made for every single person. If this is not possible than you can just use escort cards.