VIP March 2020

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Mandi, on July 18, 2019 at 1:33 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 7
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I feel like maybe y'all have caught on by now that perhaps I'm in a redneckier area of these United States. If you haven't, well now you know.

So here's my question.
How do I get people to use escort cards?

Like as in, they've probably never seen such a thing and dont know what they are. Seating charts and escort cards just aren't things that happen in my area.

Any sort of saying I could put on a sign or anything I can do that might make this process a little easier?


  • Allison
    Dedicated October 2020
    Allison ·
    "Find your name & find your seat."

    Then just have a name directory chart and name cards.
  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    You could put a sign for sure. I also had a bridesmaid sit at the guest sign in table and they just directed people if they looked lost in what to do
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    Find your name and find your seat is good. You can also assign a bridesmaid to gently show/remind people.
  • Jessica
    VIP June 2020
    Jessica ·

    I agree with "find your name and find your seat". Also you can have someone stand there and help people if you wanted to.

  • MrsJackson
    Super October 2018
    MrsJackson ·

    Escort CardsTeaching Old Dogs New Tricks 1

    This is what I did for my escort cards. It might be helpful since it's rustic lol.

  • Alicia
    Rockstar August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    I think this is a great suggestion. Especially if you have those relatives/friends that aren't in your wedding party but you're closer to and would like to give them a "job" you could ask someone to be the reception area attendant and just help people with the process.

    I also understand, I have never been to a wedding in my area that uses escort cards, so I totally get how people will be totally confused by that process!

  • Danielle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Danielle ·

    You can have the officiant announce at the end of the ceremony, before releasing everyone to the rehearsal that there is assigned seating and they can find their seats at the seating chart and/or escort cards at the entrance.

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