Many people don't know the difference between an escort card and a place card. An escort card. are essentially cards with a guests name and table number printed. Once the guest knows what table they are seated at, are then found at their appropriate seat.
Place cards are not very common actually. Usually, only very formal or black tie events provide place cards and they literally dictate the place you will be sitting. The hosts have taken it upon themselves to place you at a seat at your assigned table.
It's very important to match your place cards to your decor as you want them to blend in with your table setting. You can get very creative with your place cards, even making them your wedding favor.
Here are some unique place card ideas that we love: