I did a wedding once where the bride and groom abandoned the idea of assigned seating in order to create a more casual atmosphere for their chic and simple wedding held at private beach club in Malibu. I thought it was a cool idea to let people sit where they wanted. Boy, I was wrong. Instead of enjoying the gorgeous ocean view out on the deck during cocktail hour, people spent the entire hour searching out, switching, and staking their claim on their seats. As it turns out, people do like to be told what to do sometimes. It is comforting as a guest to have your seat chosen for you. Unless, of course, you are assigned to the dreaded “Singles Table”.
Your escort card table or display can be a great decor for your reception. I love fun and creative ways to direct guests to their seats. I have been researching unique escort cards and I came across this video. I feel bad that I can’t remember where I found it, but it has some fantastic ideas.