Escort cards originated from a time when guests were expected to enter the dining room in a specific order.

The Origin of Place Cards: Wedding Fun Fact Friday

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Earlier this week we talked about the difference between place cards and escort cards (read that post here). Keeping in line with the theme, today’s wedding fun fact is about the origin of place cards. In old english days (think Downtown Abbey), guests who were invited to a social event would be welcomed to dinner by announcement, usually by the …

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Before we get into the history of this tradition, let me start with repeating what I often say in regards to wedding traditions: the origin is usually rooted in some ridiculous belief and sexist. Like how the brides were considered property. Thankfully times have changed, and yet for some reason, we feel obligated to keep these traditions… Today’s tradition is …

The origin of centerpieces comes from the 1700s, when servants served individual dishes to guests - creating more room on the table.

Wedding Fun Fact Friday!

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Wedding centerpieces were introduced to society in the 18th century, when servants began serving individual plated meals to guests. This eliminated the family-style meal, creating open space on the table for décor!  Although the entrée would no longer be in the center of the table, the first wedding centerpieces were still food-based. The display was almost always vertical in shape …