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Escort Cards vs. Seating Chart - which do you prefer?


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    edited December 2011
    seating chart.. seems easier to me for some reason. but escort cards are more affordable in most cases???
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    edited December 2011
    I prefer seating chart, but the closer I get the less I want to tackle it! lol
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    edited December 2011
    I vote seating chart. But it also depends on what kind of meal you're doing. If you're doing a plated meal, then you should have escort cards.
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    edited December 2011
    I love the idea of a seating chart.  But, it proved to be too expensive, and I didn't want to tackle it myself.  Additionally, I'm having a plated meal w/ two options so I have to have escort cards per my venue.
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    edited December 2011
    I should note that the 'effort' of either doesn't bother me and neither makes a difference with the food aspect.

    Basically, I'd like to know as a guest which you would prefer to use to find your seat.
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    Sue-n-KevinSue-n-Kevin member
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    edited December 2011
    I like the cards. In my case, I'm attaching them to the favors, so I kill 2 birds with one stone.
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    edited December 2011
    Escort card.  If it were a seating chart, I'd probably forget where I'm sitting by the time I'm in the room and have to go back to look again.  If I have an escort card in my hand, I just have to look down.  LOL!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_opinions-needed-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:0de3cf88-c0a8-462c-bb02-e3a51f455d27Post:a446624a-5ad9-4215-991c-f2787626440c">Re: Opinions Needed</a>:
    [QUOTE]Escort card.  If it were a seating chart, I'd probably forget where I'm sitting by the time I'm in the room and have to go back to look again.  If I have an escort card in my hand, I just have to look down.  LOL!
    Posted by thecatsfancy[/QUOTE]

    Exactly this!! I am a forgetful person so escort cards just work better for me personally...lol.
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    edited December 2011
    I do like the look of escort cards, but only until people start showing up and messing up the symmetry. :)
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    Schambli11Schambli11 member
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    edited December 2011
    Escort cards, easier and like Taryn said, Id be running back n forth over and over.
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    edited December 2011
    We are doing a seating chart. $180 from Kinko's.
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    ejayejay member
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    edited December 2011
    I like seating charts personally... unless they are super cute escort cards.  The lady at staples said they can do a full size poster seating chart for $99 including free design! 
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    edited December 2011
    I like the idea of both however, I was thinking maybe I can do both kinda...

    Because I thought about the people like me (and apparently Taryn...lol) I thought maybe I would have a Seating chart at the entrance with tented place cards already at the table in the appropriate location......

    What do you guys think?
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    emarston1emarston1 member
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    edited December 2011
    I voted seating chart because I think it's a lot sleeker than escort cards plus there's a lot less set up involved - just pop an easel and put it on.  Plus my venue said they would throw in an easel for free.

    The only thing is that you can't have any last minute additions or changes so you have to be absolutely sure when you go to print.
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    queenfm85queenfm85 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think I am going to end up doing like Sue-and-kevin. I like escort cards better IMO. I also agree with Taryn. :)
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_opinions-needed-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:0de3cf88-c0a8-462c-bb02-e3a51f455d27Post:a61b1717-3952-447a-907f-83476ddf71ea">Re: Opinions Needed</a>:
    [QUOTE]I like the cards. In my case, I'm attaching them to the favors, so I kill 2 birds with one stone.
    Posted by Sue-n-Kevin[/QUOTE]

    I am doing the same thing!  I can't wait to start that project.
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    cwimer6154cwimer6154 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm actually torn between the two.  My friend who is helping me with invitations suggested an escort board.  Somehthing like this....





    I'm not sure how I feel about all of the above so any thoughts on this may be helpful for me too. 
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