Post # 1
FH and I have travelled a bit in the 4 years we’ve been together. I was thinking of doing table names instead of numbers and photo’s I’ve taken at those locations. (I’m an enthusiastic photo hobbyist so I’ve got a lot of great shots to use).
The names I would use would be sights we’ve seen in the cities we’ve been together i.e., London Tower Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Golden Gate Bridge, Niagara Falls, etc. We were also to some sights in the cities that are not as commonly known, but are still huge attractions, like the Trocadero, Arc de Triomphe, Lombard Street, Pier 39…
FH thinks that we shouldn’t use any of the sights that people wouldn’t recognize immediately. For example, people know what the Eiffel Tower is but wouldn’t know necessarily what the London Eye is unless they’ve been there. I think it will give guests something interesting to read/look at. On the mock-ups I made in illustrator, I wrote on one of the sides:
"D & K love to travel and sightsee. After dinner, travel to other tables tonight to mingle and do some sightseeing of your own."
I figure this way people will move around a bit and see something new.
I say, we have been there together, therefore, it is significant enough to use as one of the names. He says if it isn’t significant to the guest we shouldn’t use it.
What do you think? Should we only use generally known sights or is using something a little unfamiliar to the guests OK too?
Post # 3
I’d use the lesser known for about half. The people who are really curious will be interested, and the others will be satisfied that they know what’s going on.
Post # 4
I say it’s your wedding and you should use what is significant to the two of you – it’s not about what is significant or easy for the guests.
I mean, would you choose your first song based on weather or not most people there will know it?
Eat a meal only because you’re sure most have had it?
I say make them the way you wanted, people will love it! No one will say "You know I really liked the reception but I just don’t get that photo thing"
You’ll have the word "London Eye" on it so they can find it if they don’t actually know what it is.
Plus I think he’s underestimating your guests – I know the london Eye, Lombard Street, Arch….Pier 39 even….I haven’t been to all of these places and I would still call them "common" or "well known"
Post # 5
I say it sounds like a great idea because it will get people moving and asking questions about sights they may not immediately recognize. And of course the best part is that it is significant for you. Love it!
Post # 6
I agree with Sweeney2Be. Plus you will have a photo of the location to help if they haven’t heard of it. Maybe add a description/fact about the place on the back of the card? Or on the table?
i.e. "The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris, France that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l’Étoile (Star Square). It is at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arch honours those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath there is the tomb of the unknown soldier." -From Wikipedia
Post # 7
The design is 5.5 in tall by 17 in. It will be trifolded into a table tent type thing and set on it’s side.
Side 1 – full size photo of site with table name in large font
Side 2 – site name again along with a description and some fun facts.
Side 3 – additional photo/view of the site in smaller size set in between a statement above like "in May 2007, d & k travelled to Paris, France to celebrate 3 years of dating" and the sentence below the picture "D & K love to travel and sightsee. After dinner, travel to other tables tonight to mingle and do some sightseeing of your own."
Post # 8
Maybe you can put a little outline/stencil/silhouette on the place card that can be matched with the table card. Just a thought.
Post # 9
i had that idea as well… it may be a bit easier to find that way they know what they are looking for.
Post # 10
i recommend using this free software i used on my wedding last spring.
i found it here: http://www.seatingarrangement.com/
let me know if it helped!