How to Write Place Cards
29 SEP 2017
A formal party, such as a wedding or banquet, usually involves the writing of place cards for guest seating. Place cards are written in several different ways, depending on the seating arrangements. There is a definite difference between writing a place card when tables are assigned to guests and when seats are assigned. Learn how to write a place card the proper way to be ready for your next formal occasion.
1 Make place cards
Make place cards available at the entrance to a party when seats are not assigned. The place cards will usually have the number of the table written on them. One card can be written for each couple.
2 Choose to write Mr. John
Choose to write "Mr. John Smith and Jane" or "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith" or "Mr. John Smith and Guest" on a place card when the seats are not assigned.
3 Put place cards
Put place cards at each table setting if seats are assigned. A place card is placed in front of or on top of each plate setting. There is an individual card for each guest.
4 Write place cards
Write place cards for assigned seating with first and last name, such as "Mr. John Smith" or "Mrs. Jane Smith." If someone is bringing a guest and the name is unknown, it is acceptable to write "Guest" on the place card. However, every effort should be made to learn the name of a guest.
5 Address single women as Miss or Ms
Address single women as "Miss" or "Ms." Miss can be used for young women while Ms. can be used for older women.