Where do I sit?

Where do I sit?

I’ve never liked the idea of escort and place cards but they do serve a purpose and I eventually gave in and decided, we, too, will be dictating (to the seat) where everyone will be sitting. The set above is for our rehearsal dinner and I just finished another set (all in white) for our reception.

What are your thoughts on using place cards?

{Calligraphy by yours, truly}


  1. October 6, 2008 / 3:07 AM

    One nice thing about using place cards is that if you’ve allowed your guests a meal selection, you can indicate their choice on a place card rather than identifying it on the escort card. The problem with putting that information on an escort card is that sometimes guests do not position their cards where servers will see them. Many caterers will like to make a note of the meal selections at each table before guests even arrive, and this allows them to do that as well. Does that make sense?

  2. October 6, 2008 / 3:26 AM

    First and foremost, your calligraphy is GORGEOUS! I wish wish I had that talent, but at least my print is super neat! 🙂

    As for place cards, we’ve decided to do assigned tables, not assigned seating. It will allow our family and close friends to be seated at the tables nearest us and also with their significant others and own families.

    I think assigned something is necessary to ensure our guests have a good time with people they know!

  3. October 6, 2008 / 7:50 AM

    Wish I didn’t have to cut and fold all of mine tomorrow, but I LOVE planing matchmaker with my single friends (don’t tell them, they would hate me for it!)

  4. October 6, 2008 / 11:58 AM

    such a necessary evil. I have been to a wedding that didn’t have any seating arrangements and it was uncomfortable mayhem while people attempted to find a place to sit. I think taking the time to make the arrangements makes a statement to your guests that you took the time to think of their comfort.

  5. October 6, 2008 / 3:25 PM

    Those came out looking awesome! I so wish I could do calligraphy, but I am just horrible at it!

  6. October 6, 2008 / 3:38 PM

    Nice calligraphy!

    Not having place settings was never an option for us. I want to take the time to think where to seat people so that nobody ends up uncomfortable on the day.

  7. October 6, 2008 / 11:39 PM

    Those are so cute!! I think they’re something that is needed, but brides can get so wrapped up in different styles or themes that the name cards become something much more than simple cards.

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