When it comes to wedding escort and place cards many couples wander what is the difference and if they have to have them both.
The difference is pretty easy and intuitive...
They are those cards that "escort" your guests to their tables. For this reason, on each escort card you need to write your guest's name and the name/number of the table he/she has been assigned.
We usually like reserving escort cards one of the wedding venue's best spots and decorating the escort cards table with nice floral arrangements.
It is easier for your guests to find their name if you arrange them in alphabetical order. Remember to have one escort cards for each guest.
Look at this nice Amalfi Coast escort cards table. Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Vietri are all famous for their ceramics. Customized tiles can be fantastic favors and escort/place cards at the same time.
Francesco Quaglia Photography
Instead of escort cards you can use what Italians call "Tableau de mariage", even though it is a French name. It looks more like a seating chart, where guests are listed under the name of the table they hey have been assigned. Your guests will take some more time to find their names compared with alphabetized place cards, but this kind of seating charts are always nice to see.