(Closed) Table names – Help with execution

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

 

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