I adore place cards with a classic look for casual to black tie weddings. These in particular are a favorite for the classic black ink on white cotton paper. The look is a bit fresh with the use of my Sofia script which has a modern sentiment.
Place card with the guests first name only are ideal for a smaller event and show an intimacy of a thoughtful event. When you have a larger celebration, we always suggest place cards with first and last names to help communicate the traffic flow a bit more efficiently.
And for those of you asking: what is the difference between a place card and an escort card? A place card is the card with your guests name placed at the specific seat you want your guest to sit at. Only one guest can be listed on this card. An escort card is a card or envelope/card combo that contains your guests name and the table number you want them to sit at. This can contain a couple or individual names.
It is possible to have escort cards without place cards, but we do recommend to not have place cards in a classic look without escort cards unless the guest count is under 30.