At times, people will transpose or interchangeably use the words Escort card and Place card. These indeed have different meanings.
An escort card informs guests of their assigned table. These are placed in alphabetical order at the entrance of the wedding reception or event. I encourage you to think outside the box and tie your escort cards with your event theme. We found a few neat ideas that we wanted to share.
Place cards are placed at each table setting to let guests know where to sit. In more formal events, they are also used to indicate the entree choice.
You may not always have the need for place cards. But, it’s ideal to use escort cards because they keep down the chaos of guest hunting for a seat.