|Seating/Place Cards and/or Escort Cards
(Also known as "Escort Cards") display guests' names along with their table number. They are usually arranged on a decorated table near the guest entrance to the room where the reception will take place. Cards are to be arranged in alphabetical order, in rows that are quick and easy to scan. Cards can be either a tent-fold style or placed in miniature envelopes with the guest name on the outside and the table number on the inside. Using miniature envelopes allows for last minute changes - you can quickly swap the cards on the inside of the envelope. Place Cards are set on the table at the place where the guest will be dining. There are many ways to arrange a place card - above the plate is the most common. A single guest name (either first name or entire name) is written on the place card. To help locate their seat, a Seating Scroll may be used. Upon entering the reception, the guest would look for their name on the scroll, and be directed to the correct table. When at the table, the guest would look for his or her place card.