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Reception Table + Seating Place Cards

I receive many emails asking what is the difference between TABLE cards and SEATING place cards.

TABLE CARDS are often used to identify a table to your guests. Let’s say you have 150 guests and have several round tables that seat a limited amount of guests. You will want to designate a number or “table name” to each table. This will help your guests find their assigned seating easily. When I walk into a party or reception I do prefer assigned seating. I am always amazed at how lost some guests look when there is no assigned seating. Most guests want to be guided in the right direction upon entering the reception venue. Many of our clients skip using traditional numbers and enjoy naming tables after cities they have visited, tropical islands, etc.

SEATING PLACE CARDS (escort cards) are placed at the entrance of the venue to guide your guests to their assigned table. This card will have the guest’s name hand written or printed on them along with the table number or table name. The seating card size we use at My Personal Artist 4.25″w x 2.75″h works perfectly for our clients. Depending on how you will display your seating cards will determine if you need a folder tent card or a flat one layer non-folding card. A folder seating card stands alone. The flat non-folding card will be placed in a place card holder. Shown below, a letterpress folder tent style seating card on thick pearl white 100% cotton cardstock.

Shown below, a clever and creative destination wedding seating card idea we just created for our clients Jess + Tim. Each glass bottle will be nestled in a dish of sand.

Ultimately, using table and seating place cards at your reception celebration keeps you and your guests organized and gives everyone more time to celebrate.

Remember to have fun and … Keep it Simple. Enjoy!



  1. Hi Amanda, How many do you need? Do you want the table cards AND place cards.

  2. where can i purchase these adorable place cards?



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