(Closed) Unlucky table number 13?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t heard of this, but I’m sure some people do skip it. If you wanted to avoid the issue altogether, you could give the tables names instead of numbers. We were just at a wedding where all the tables were named after animals (i.e. the bluebird table, the horse table), and I’ve seen other weddings where the tables are named after cities, or artists, or flowers). Just something to consider.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

What’s normal?

I don’t think I would skip it, but that is just me as the #13 doesn’t hold any superstitious significance for me.

Isn’t the number 8 considered really really lucky by Chinese(Asian?) superstition?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never heard of someone skipping it.  I feel like you’d have to be REALLY superstitious to even think of doing that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

What if you skipped numbering the tables altogether and decided to name them instead? My FI and I are planning to do that. What about nameing your tables after your favorite vacation spots, or your favorite people in your life. How about after your favortire movies or bands or even your favorite flowers or months of the year? Any combo of those would be fun and personal as well. My FI and I are planning to name our tables after locations from our favorite movies. Of course FI is naming things after Star Wars planets and I’m naming mine from Jane Austin books and movies with a few fun ones thrown in, but thats the fun of it. If you end up numbering them, I say number then whatever YOU want and the venue that YOU are paying for will just have to deal with it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I second the opinion of naming the tables instead. I like that option way better than the tradition of numbering them. You could use love song titles, romantic places, colors. There are so many options.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If I have to have  #13, I’m going to skip over it.  I am VERY superstitious!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got married on the 13th, clearly not superstitious at all!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never heard of skipping it and no one I know has at their weddings.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would name the tables. The building I grew up in skipped apartment #13 and it would confuse workers and guest when they would stop in. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Jessesgirl what a cool idea for naming them after love songs or even colors!! The possibilities truly are endless aren’t they?? Book titles, favortire car models, designer shoe names…..

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know this is an old thread but I had to add my experience with the number 13. So we went to a wedding where they accidentally had too many people labled to sit at table number 3. We had the venue cordinator come out and look at the mess of (400+ ppl) names and table numbers. She decided that there was no one listed to sit @ table 13……………. so we sat there… now I wonder if they purposly skipped table number 13 for extras or if they really did mean for us to be @ table 13 and we all got sat at table 3…….. lol we are doomed

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that 13 is just a number like any other number , so why you want to skip it? I think that would look a bit weird with having things in order for table numbers and table (13) is not there.

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