Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

Escort Cards vs. Place Cards

What are escort cards anyway? Typically we refer to escort cards as place cards, which is where the confusion begins. Well, these two terms are commonly interchanged. Sometimes they are even refered to as seating cards. With all these terms floating around out there it is sometimes difficult to know what you are really taking about! So here is the scoop:

Place Cards: Indicates the guests table and seat.

Escort Cards: Indicate the guest's table only.

Seating Cards: Another term for place cards. As the name implied this card provides table number and seat.

Escort cards tend to be more commonly used as they allow your wedding guests to chose who they will sit next to at their table. Escort cards are also less time consuming for the couple to be wed. As this is one of the last things you do in preparation for your big day, simplifying this process by using escort cards makes the task of the seating chart much easier which is always a bonus! One quick tip to remember: when wording these cards be sure to include of people you invited as "and Guest" For example, make sure you find out the name of Cousin Joe's girlfriend to use on the place/escort/seating card, even if you sent the invitation as Cousin Joe and Guest. This is a simple act of courtesy that can mean the world you including all of your wedding guests, even those you do not know!

Phew, now that we have that clarified, here are some wonderful fall ideas for these nifty cards, whichever you form choose to use. I love how these ideas incorporate leaves, pumpkins, pinecones, and other fall foliage.

Other ideas: write the names and table numbers on pumpkins and gourds or on ribbons you tie to pinecones. Don't limit yorself to paper!

Reminder: Tulle and Toile Tuesdays - for the month of October all giveaways will be pink!
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1 comment:

Pink Maple said...

Definitely didn't know this - thanks for sharing. I'm a bridesmaid in a few upcoming weddings and this is really helpful :)

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