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Escort Cards

Hi everyone! First time posting a question but I need some creative help.  

I don't really want to use escort cards I think it's a waste of paper and money/time. We are donating money as our favors so there will be charity cards on the tables as well(more paper).  I wanted to do something like the picture below and just have a seating chart but we are having a sit-down dinner. Any suggestions on how I can avoid using escort cards but still let the wait staff know who ordered what dinner? 
 

Re: Escort Cards

  • edited December 2011
    I had our stationary place make them because I didn't want to. :)

    I couldn't see the picture, but I think you'll have to ask your venue if that's okay.
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  • edited December 2011
    At a wedding I went to, the bride had a large board of some type on an easel.  I guess you can call it a seating chart.  It may have been professionally done but it is definitely something you can make yourself.. Everyone's name was listed under the table they were to be seated at.  I never really thought about doing this, but I am now!  It would be a lot easier to make that, rather than have 100+ cards made that will probably make it to the trash can and/or floor. :)
  • edited December 2011
    ... but as far as the food orders, can you just give them the orders ahead of time?  The wait staff would probably have to ask every guest what he/she ordered.. but unfortunately, many do forget.  You could always put a little dot next to the person's name on the seating chart, then have the wait staff look at that to know what table gets what.  ??
  • ros3392ros3392 member
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    edited December 2011
    I did a seating chart because I knew I didn't have the patience to do escort cards and I knew I would flip if I noticed cards weren't taken, meaning people didn't show. Here is a picture of mine!

    I would talk to your venue to see what they recommend about the wait staff figuring out who gets what!








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  • mktuitemktuite member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the help. The picture ros put up is a long the lines of what I wanted to do. We thought of having baskets of colored marbles and asking people to take one of a  certain color for what food they had ordered and put it on their platess.
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