Table Numbers help

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’ve always found the easiest thing for table numbers is just use numbers…I printed out little cards with table numbers and a floral design around them.

Whenever I’ve had to locate “The Shire” or table “Love”, it is a lot harder and people end up taking a lot of time reading each table or trying to figure it out. I think the same might go here for using the playing cards when you’re looking at having 40-50 tables. Maybe you could print out a table number that’s straight forward like “45” but design it to look more like a playing card? Or just stick to simple numbers that look nice.

But maybe something like this? But use numbers up to 50…

Post # 2
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Swebs14:  I think if you are having 400 guests you should probably use something very logical like “table 1, table 2, etc” instead of something cutesy like playing cards or table names because it is going to take more time for your guests to find their table that way. 

Post # 4
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Swebs14:  If you have the playing cards arranged alphabetically by last name, it’s not that hard.

I would however separate the cards into at least 4 tables , so your guests don’t have to be in such a congested and long lineup.

A-F; G-L; M-R; S-Z

If you are not having  a games theme, I would stick with numbers. It is much easier for your guests to find a numbered table. If you use names of any sort, with 40 tables you will need a table map at the entrance to the room.

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