The most common way that escort cards are displayed is as tent cards on a table at the entrance to the reception space. A fun and unique way to display the cards is on an eye catching escort card tree, the cards can then be interspersed with photographs of the happy couple.
The seating chart can either list guests by table or alphabetically by name. Listing by table is more common in Great Britain and shows who else is on the same table. Listing by guest name is more common in the USA and makes it a little easier to find your table, especially at a large event.