Post # 1
I’ve been looking through your boards, “DIY table numbers”, “how should I…guestbooks”. So here is my new idea, and it adds to people mingling and talking, and getting to know each other. Stick with me and use your imagination if you will.
If you have 12 tables (so a smaller wedding probably), name each one after a month. Okay that is easy enough right.
Print on card stock the month and a line for each day of the month. Don’t forget to add special days. You and Your’s Birthdays, engagement, first date and such. Frame it with out the glass. Use it as the table number. Leave a note on each table saying the guests have to find the table corresponding to their birthday and write thier birthday in. Forces them to get out of their seat too.
After the wedding is over have all 12 pages bound and now you have a guest book and everyones birthdays! As newly weds you can remember to send out birthday cards.
Table number, check; Guest book, check; Ice breaker, check
This is very much a DIY, but I think it’s easy enough.
Post # 3
I love this idea. It’s fantastic!
Post # 4
This is a really cool idea… Do you think people would get confused though and think they have to sit at the table of their birthday month?
Post # 5
No not if you have a normal escort board or table cards that say where they are supposed to sit. They won’t even know the birthday thing until they sit anyway. I figure the more responsive guests can help the ones who lack, lol.
Post # 6
Or I’ve seen at bridal showers each table decorated in a different season. That is a good idea too and maybe you could merge the two ideas together. Incorporate something in each centerpiece that represents that month, like glass candy for october because of halloween.
Post # 7
That is a really fun idea! Definitely curious to hear how that turns out.
Post # 8
At the same time, if a guestbook really is important to you, I think you’ll be missing certain people’s names. For me, I would feel uncomfortable doing it, and would prefer to just be at my table, or mingle with people I know.
If you think your guests would all go for it, it’s a super idea.
Post # 9
I like both ideas! I am making a big fuss about an interactive reception because I want all my guests to have a good time.. even tho the day is about us, I want them to feel like they were thought about more than just being in attendance.
I’ve decided that I am going to name my tables a song title, and when the DJ plays that song, that table HAS to come up and dance to their song. Naturally I put more thought into the guests sitting at the table..no hardcore rap for grandma and her friends lol
And I’m going with a recorded guestbook booth. Leaving props and a whiteboard w/dry erase marker for guest to write messages on.. then they can record a 4 min greeting. I feel like the guest will be able to take some time away from the whole “stand around and watch the couple” thing that usually happens at weddings.
I hope your shindig is a blast–it sounds like you’re headed in the right direction