(Closed) Vintage Seating Chart/Table Names

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I am having some trouble coming up with table name ideas, except for maybe selecting musicians, movie stars, or cars from various decades?  I dunno….

I thought these table numbers were awesome and had a great vintage feel:

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re printing out the names to be framed in an older frame (that has yet to be found).

We’re themeing the tables with dancers of the 20s-40s (Frankie Manning, Chaz Young, Norma Miller, Dean Collins, Jean Veloz, “Big B”, Shortie George Snowden, etc) since we ourselves are dancers and we’re having a 19-piece band.

Movies, musicians, etc are all great table themes.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@knubbsywubbsy – Great idea for the table names, since you’re dancers!  Have you searched at antique malls or thrift stores for the frames?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@melisslp: We’ve started collecting frames and we have almost enough 8×10 and 5×7 for the tables we just haven’t found one large enough for the assignments- we have an easel from the venue to use so we need to accomidate that as well.

We’re driving up to Dallas in a few weeks so I want to stop by the design district near the AA center since they seemed to have a lot antique shops.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Knubbsy-Wubbsy – Don’t forget that you could check out Craigslist and flea markets.  If push comes to shove, you could probably buy a large frame at Michaels or another place and distress it if needed.  Here’s a link on how to do it:

http://www.laraberch.com/distressedpictureframe.php

Good Luck!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I love the windows idea! 🙂 But I would want to be able to erase the names so I could use them as decor for my house!!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m using antique shutters to display my escort cards. I actually just posted pictures under the DIY board. 

I haven’t decided what I am doing for table names/numbers yet.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kperry3: just so you know, permanent marker comes off with rubbing alcohol… or if you write over it with wipe off marker.  🙂  Easily reusable!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

 

I will be doing something very similar to this. The escort cards will also have mason jars stamped onto them. I will stamp the table number onto vintage clothespins.

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