Post # 1
Hello Bees! I’m looking to you for advice. We are having a pretty large wedding. We are expecting over 300 people. Our venue has round tables. We are hoping to do assigned tables. I’m finding it hard to come up with a cute idea for the tables though. I want to add a little charm to them other than just plain old numbers. Our wedding colors are ivory and greens & lace. We are into country, cars and the outdoors. I’m looking for any ideas for table numbers & displays for this many tables!!! Anyone’s advice would be helpful! Did you have a wedding with many tables? What did you Do???
Post # 3
For table names, you could do your favorite country songs (or artists), favorite cars (is there 40 cars?).
Post # 4
what about names of songs? or models of cars? we’re doing flowers so that we don’t have relaties complaining that they’re at “table 16” instead of “table 5”
or you can do landmarks or cities 🙂
Post # 5
We went to different bars and got those little coasters that have beers on them and each table was a different beer from around the world.
Post # 6
I like models of cars: “Thunderbird” “Beetle” “Model T” “911” “Mustang” “Prius”
I’m not even a car person, but surely you can think of 40!
Post # 8
You can even do a research for classic cars names, make a list of car names by the dealer name, much easier.
Post # 9
I saw a really cute idea at a wedding recently. each table was named after a song…you like country so i would pick country songs….and then each table had to get up and dance a little to that song. though with 40 + tables thats a little time consuming.
Post # 10
We’re naming them after dates and places that are important to us.
For instance on of the tables is Spris, where our first date was. Another is Grand Central Station, where the FI proposed. We are also using dates for some the table names to honor the folks who have been married for 25 years or more.
Post # 11
yikes with 40 tables I feel like anything other than numbers will be confusing! Imagine searching through 40 tables worth of cars, fruits, colors etc! You’ll want 40 tables organized numerically for easy findings!
Post # 12
with that many tables, you should really display a “map” next to the escort cards if they’re not numbered. you really don’t want 300 people walking around 40 tables looking for table “prius!”
Post # 13
What about dividing rooms into quadrants? You could have the country quadrant, the car quadrant, the hiking quadrant, and something else. Have the centerpieces in each quadrant be different, and either number the tables in each quadrant or name them (country tables 1-10, car tables 1-10, etc) That way its a little more organized than a sea of tables, and you can incorporate all the things you like, and the table numbers don’t go too high. You might still want to include a map though.
Post # 14
I also like the idea of making it something related to your shared interests, like cars or country artists. If that’s too casual for your wedding style, maybe you could do famous Ohioans (I assume you’re getting married in Ohio?): Neil Armstrong/Astronaut, Ulysses Grant/U.S. President, Doris Day/Actress, Thomas Edison/Inventor, Jack Nicklaus/Golfer… there are a lot of them! Check it out:
FYI, we’re having a casual beach wedding in the Florida Keys, using very bright colors, so we’re doing tropical cocktails… Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Mojito, Tequila Sunrise, etc., and Shirley Temple for the kids’ table (there will only be seven kids). I also considered tropical fruit (mango, coconut, kiwi, papaya).
Post # 15
@Rgeddy: My thoughts exactly. Will take 2 hours to get people seated unless it’s numbers.
Post # 16
You should check with your venue, but mine strongly suggested using numbers in addition to unique names if you decide to go that route. The reason was that it is confusing to just have names, takes longer for guests to find their seats, and if you are having a served dinner, the names make it difficult for the staff to plan which dishes to bring where.
We just used numbers to make it easy, since we’d have to put numbers on them anyways.
Instead of unique names you could use numbers on a picture of something you like. Or I like the look for roman numerals.