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Attending a party or gathering soon? We know how you are looking forward to it and we know what it takes to throw a party. Make sure you’re the guest that goes the ‘little extra’ and remembers your host with a “hostess gift”. What is a hostess gift? We think it is a great way to say, “Thank you for inviting me!” We all love to be included and when we are invited to a special event we can show our appreciation with a small token.
Many guests include a bottle of wine (which we love to receive) as a gift, but think out of the box too. What about some great chocolates, fruit from the local farmer’s market, a new read or the latest released CD? Don’t underestimate flowers or a potted plant too. Hosts love to be remembered and appreciated. They worked hard to make the party a celebration and your thoughtfulness will be remembered with many more invitations.
Always remember a personal handwritten thank you note is a rarity and will be greatly appreciated too.
Your appreciation, your smile and willing hand to pitch in (when needed) will make your host or hostess invite you again and again. Of course, how could any party be fun without you?
Place Card: A small card with the name of a guest on it, placed on the table, to indicate where he or she is to sit.
Which will you use? Know the difference and use the card that best suits your wedding needs.
Proper labeling: After you have decided, here are ways to address and label them properly. For a single guest and their date, Mr. John Jamison and guest. For a married couple, Dr. and Mrs. William Hartman, for a single guest, Ms. Megan Jones. Note that you do not need an escort card for each guest. You will need a place card for each guest. Dietary restriction may be flagged with a logo, monogram or color; usually near the right hand corner.
We love that Brides use these cards to assign guests to specific seats. The escort card gives the guest a place to sit and usually with others that they know and will love to share the evening with. It is also a great way to designate and alert wait staff of any guest having a special dietary restriction.
Escort cards don’t have to be to be a “card” and they certainly don’t have to be lined up like soldiers in little straight rows. We love adding personalization to the cards and even using unexpected elements in place of a place card. Whether you have a dramatic floral design or a fun decor accent on your table, guests will appreciate a little direction and having a space reserved especially for them. Which do you prefer?
We loved this recent blog from Preston Bailey. The inspiration for this room and chairs comes from a dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina. What a beautiful room and idea. Did you know that we do have the means to assist you with made to order linens and accessories? If you have something you would like to mirror for your special celebration, please enlist our decor team in helping you make it happen. We are always here to serve you with the very best!
Here’s your chance. We want to give all of you the opportunity to ask us any celebration or wedding planning question and we will try to answer it for you. We’re sure you will have some of the same questions as other readers. We love our readers and would like to give this as a special Valentine’s gift to you. So start thinking and begin asking! We are ready and here for you!
We will post questions and answers that we receive. Please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org Our Trendsetting Team will be ready to answer your questions.