What is the difference? Do you need both? What is the proper etiquette?
escort cards guide your guests to the appropriate table
place cards guide your guests to their assigned seat at the appropriate table and it gives the waitstaff head's up as to which meal (if you are offering 2) each guest is to receive
we are offering 3 selections. So then what you are saying is that the place cards are going to go at their seat at their table and the escort card will tell them which table they are seated at?
So then does the escort table go near the door where people walk in? How do I make sure that the stop there to get their card?
place card assigns the seat at the table and is "coded" so the waitstaff knows which meal to bring out for each specific guest
the escort card table is usually set up in the foyer - you should ask your venue how they set up so you and your coordinator (if you have one) know for sure; most people know to look at the escort card table
you could color code like this
like maybe pink for the seafood or poultry ??orange for the beef??green for the vegetarian??
is it odd to have both? or is it one or the other?