Post # 1
I have a question, I have been trying to come up with different ideas for the table numbers. I don’t really like the plain 1, 2,3 etc. numbers. I’d like to do something a little different. Something that is a little more personal.
What are some things I could do different that would give each table it’s “signature” yet wouldn’t just be numbers?
Post # 3
You have a variety of things you can do. I would base the numbers on something that maybe you and your FI have done together or enjoy. If you have traveled, find postcards or something from each place. I have even seen people make each table number a different airport code that they have flown from. Sky’s the limit on this one.
For instance, my FI and I like to paint together so our table numbers are mini-easels with mini-canvases and we are painting the numbers on.
Attached is a sample pic of the canvas without the easel. Please do not mind the cell phone quality pic.
Post # 4
Is there something special to you and the FH that you can “break down” into multiple table names? FH and I met at college but we also love movies so we have been debating between using campus buildings and landmarks and the titles of some of our favorite movies.
If you are: avid readers- different book titles; travelers- different cities/states/countries you have visited; food lovers- different flavors of ice cream, or maybe different drinks; amusement parks- different rides/roller coasters; gardeners- different flowers or vegetables; auto lovers- different classic cars. Hope that helps a little. Feel free to pm me if you need more ideas (I think it’s the result of playing numerous games of Categories during recess and camp growing up!).
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Does your wedding have a theme? That could help you figure out if you want to name them after places, songs, etc.
My sister and her husband did ages — a picture of them each at one year old at table 1, etc. Good luck with your decision!
Post # 6
We might do songs that have some significance to us, or a map of different cities that we’ve been to, lived in or want to go.
Post # 7
We’re getting married in NY because that’s where we’re both from, and where the majority of our families are, but we live in Chicago, and wanted Chi-town involved in some way. So we named each of our tabled after different Chicago landmarks. Each table will have a framed photo of the landmark, which the name on it as well.
I’ve heard of some people pick one musical artist, like The Beatles, for example, and name each table after a Beatles song. I’v heard of some people name the tables after their favorite movies, or places they’ve lived/been to, etc. Just think of something you both share, and develop your idea on that 🙂
Post # 8
We did something off the beaten path for this– my fiance is totally into muscle cars and exotic cars, so we found pictures of those kinds of cars in any shade of blue (wedding colors), and each person’s place card will identify the car not the #, like… my parents’ table is ’57 Chevy (which was also my dad’s first car) and our head table is whichever exotic my fiance decides is absolutely the coolest. Just make sure when you do something different that you include a diagram of where each table is so people can find their table. We have 175 guests and 22 tables – we don’t want people to have to wander aimlessly.
Post # 9
we’re doing places we’ve visited together.. could you do something like that? i also thought of colors with the centerpiece representing the color – but wasn’t sure if people could spot the nuance between certain colors e.g. olive vs. khaki. how about things related to a common interest the both of you share? or favorite foods?
Post # 10
Thank you everyone! All those ideas are amazing, they have really helped. I love the ones of place or thing s that are important to the two of us…hmmm…Now i might have too many ideas! lol! Thanks again everyone!
Post # 11
We did national parks. That theme ran through our whole wedding and we got married in a National Forest 🙂
Post # 12
My FI and I are in the wine industry so we are taking 3 liter wine bottles and making labels to designate the tables. We are debating between putting numbers on the label and doing different wine varietals, like Pinot Noir and Cabernet. I think it is a great way to bring something from your lives together into the wedding.
Post # 13
We’re doing airport codes & gates… we’re a long distance couple & we’ve flown countless times. If we’ve caught connecting flights or it was our final destination- the code is making it on a table.
Their seating cards will be paper airplanes 🙂
Post # 14
recessionista — i love that you guys are doing paper airplanes. So cute.
We aren’t 100% but we’ve played with the idea of having pen and ink drawkings of place’s we’ve been together
Post # 15
i love the paper airplanes/gates. that is so creative! i’m trying to figure out how to incorporate our dog into the wedding, so i was thinking the table #s might be themed pictures of him. or we were thinking of doing famous duos (peas & carrots, gin & tonic, bonnie & clyde), or songs that mean something to us.
Post # 16
we’re doing places we went to together: london, wales, antigua, munich, barcelona, amsterdam just six tables but there are more places I could have added