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#1 NegrilLB

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    Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:56 PM

    I'm having a surprisingly hard time choosing a good place to get reception place cards from. I've found a few websites that have them but not any that stand out. I'm having 100+ guests so I am trying to minimize the work that needs to go into each one.

    Originally I was ruling out any that you had to print out yourself because I was thinking that cardstock wouldn't be able to go thru my inkjet printer very well...but has anyone been able to do this without a problem?

    I found a couple sites that will print them out for you if you send them a list in Excel:

    Place Cards - Personalized with your guests' names

    standard tented escort card, custom escort card, custom place cards


    This one has some designs on them and for an extra charge they will print them out for you:

    Place Cards

    I was hoping that I could use Vistaprint so that I could upload our monogram onto each one, but it turned out they don't have any cards that are small enough to be escort cards.

    Some websites had some place cards with cute designs, but you have to write in the names and tables by hand, and I have terrible hand-writing!
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    #2 tiffandmarv

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      Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:06 PM

      I'm not at this step yet so I'm sorry I can't give you any additional suggestions. But I will say I really like the last link you provided...and the pricing seems very reasonable to me.
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      #3 echo2_62

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        Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:04 PM

        Okay funny enough I haven't heard of escort cards before this morning and now I've got through a few separate threads about them! Are they just the same thing as place cards??

        But to answer your question about card stock and inkjet printers, you should be okay to use them! I printed all my invites on cardstock and it seemed to work just fine! Because they are fed through more slowly than a laser printer/copier the paper doesn't seem to jam as easily. Sometimes I would print a group of pages (say 10) then let my printer sit for a few seconds before sending off the next group to print. This helped keep the quality consistent as sometimes when you're running a large number of pages through the ink doesn't quite seem to keep up and just needs a few extra seconds to get back to full strength. The easiest way to do this was in your print menu instead of selecting 100 copies, select 10 copies and hit okay 10 times. Then you're not stuck sitting there the entire time hitting 'ok'.

        #4 Melidell

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          Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:22 PM

          I got place cards from a calligrapher on Etsy- they have lots of calligraphers there. It was a lot cheaper than I would have thought it would be. Just another option if you decide not to do it yourself.

          Here's a link to the one I used, she was great and they came out beautifully:

          Dancing Pen Calligraphy by DancingPen on Etsy
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          #5 NegrilLB

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            Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:02 PM

            I never heard of escort cards until recently either...apparently they're the same thing as place cards.

            That's good to know that my printer can probably handle the cardstock printing. Definitely gives me more options!

            Melindel, those calligraphy place cards are pretty and a lot cheaper than I would have expected.
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            #6 Sheree10

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              Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:00 PM

              I think we confuse escort cards and place cards. Escort cards show guests to their table. Place cards are put at each setting so guests know whick seat is their's.
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              #7 NegrilLB

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                Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:27 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Sheree10
                I think we confuse escort cards and place cards. Escort cards show guests to their table. Place cards are put at each setting so guests know whick seat is their's.
                Oh yeah, you are right. I am planning on having these cards set up for the guests to take with them to their assigned table, and they can sit where ever they want at the table. It will have their food choice on it so if they bring it to their seat it will make it easier for the servers.
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                #8 echo2_62

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                  Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

                  ahhh, thank you for the clarification between Escort cards and place cards! Ya learn something new every day!

                  #9 super19

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                    Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

                    I'm getting my done by Sarah Sproullie. She did my std's and does fabulous work.

                    http://www.sproulliedesigns.com/

                    #10 LadyD

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                      Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:40 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by super19
                      I'm getting my done by Sarah Sproullie. She did my std's and does fabulous work.

                      http://www.sproulliedesigns.com/
                      I'm now considering using her. I just sent for a quote. Can't decide if I want to do this on my own or not yet.
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