Most people consider Escort Cards and Place Cards to be the same. And they are right as far as the usage is concerned – to help the guests to find their seating positions. The difference is in where they are placed. Place Cards are put on the tables and the guests have to go from table to table to spot their names. Escort Cards are usually kept at the Entrance, so that the guests donot have to wander around. Depending on how you display the cards, most place cards can be used as escort cards too. You can even use gift tags as escort cards!