Post # 1
I need some help. My first attempt at table numbers was so so, okay but did not love the result. I was thinking that rather than doing table number maybe I should have table names. At first I liked the idea of table names of our favorite novels, i.e. pride and prejudice, wuthering heights and so forth. But I really the idea of table names of estates or place in pride and prejudice like Pemberley, Lucas Lodge, Longbourn, Netherfield, and Rosings Park.
I don’t know how I should execute the idea. I want to have more concrete plan before I present the idea to my FI.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks 🙂
I must admit that I’ve been looking for a way to inject pride and prejudice into our wedding .
Lastly, would any one be offended to be seated in the Rosings Park table? LOL.
Post # 3
I’m doing table names too!
We were thinking of neighborhoods/landmarks around Boston. I have to admit though (as a fellow pride and prejudice lover), I LOVE your idea of using places from the book.
Is your wedding a traditional theme? This is just my opinion, but if you have a super modern look going on, I’m not sure how Pride and Prejudice would fit into it.
HOWEVER, your wedding is supposed to reflect you and your personality, right? So why not?
Post # 4
I’m kind of ashamed to admit it, but when I first saw your list of table names (they are in bold, so they jumped out at me before I could read the rest of your post), I was like, where are these places? Does she live in England or something? I’ve read the books you mentioned, but I guess the place names just don’t stick with me like they do with you. I wonder how many of your guests would get it? What if you named the tables after the books themselves, or after characters?
Post # 5
@Bubu82: I agree. They are too much. Unless your wedding is themed Pride and Prejudice, I don’t think it’d be a wise choice. Why don’t you go with something a little more familiar to the guests? You could name the tables after destinations you and FI have traveled together or put pictures of you on the tables, etc.
Post # 6
I love Pride and Prejudice, and I’d be so psyched if I were seated at Pemberley. I don’t think anyone would be offended by Rosings Park, because those who understand the reference would just be excited to be part of it. You could even branch out if you need more tables to homes in her other books. And maybe for the table name displays, you could display a page of text from the book that describes the house and grounds for that table, along with copies of Jane Austen books around to tie it together.
Obviously not everyone would automatically get it, and it doesn’t go with every wedding theme. But if you’re doing a refined but whimsical type of event, with bookish elements, I think it would be perfect.
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@zeoy85: Okay. Here’s what popped into my head. You get oooolllldddd school copies of the books, and open them up to the centre and flatten them down (stack of books or a cinderblock on top for a week). Then you put the table name on the page side of the book on a nice piece of cardstock or whatever, so it’s clear that the book and the table name co-relate (just in case any of your guests aren’t big readers or can’t remember the relevance of the names). OR you put them in a stack with the table name on top:
Okay. I love this one. Amazing.
Post # 9
I say do what you want. It really doesn’t matter if the guests get the references or not. They just have to find the table of that name. It will give them something to talk about.
Here is a Pride and Prejudice wedding that was featured on a couple of blogs including Amorology http://amorologyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/03/novel-idea-tammy-aarons-pride-prejudice.html
and Style Me Pretty http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/03/29/ballroom-wedding-by-amorology/
You will note that the bride did just use table numbers but the escort cards( to use the term loosely) were books with the guests’ name and the table number.
Post # 10
bakerella. I love that idea.
missmichigan. I think almost all my friends know of my pride and prejudice obsession.
As much I as love P&P, its not a theme weddings. We’re mostly doing what we want and like.