Post # 1
My mom and I are in complete disagreement here…
My FI and I are a long distance couple. For the last 3 years we’ve flown almost every month to see one another and have spent countless hours/days in airports.
Our wedding is going to have "travel touches" here or there (boarding pass invitations, "inflight" cookies as favors, paper airplane seating cards, etc). We thought about using airport codes we’ve been to throughout our travels as table names, along with a map outlining the different flight routes to get to one another (in different colors).
To me this makes sense because our seating cards are going to be paper airplanes. This way we could just write "Destination: [enter airport code]" on their seating card & they can find the table name. I think its pretty straight forward. My mom thinks no one will understand the airport codes & get confused. I was like… well chimps can match letters to letters- I think our guests will be fine! Ugh.
Post # 3
Oh – I LOVE your idea!! Seriously, I don’t have any thing to add, because I’m just sitting here in total love… airplanes, airports, travel – drool!
I’m sure people will get it!!!
Post # 4
I love your creative idea, but I have to admit, I didn’t get the gist of your idea until 5. ORD, just because I didn’t recognize the first 4 airports. You and your FI may be well traveled but not all of your guests will. Maybe as a compromise, write the full airport name on their seating card/paper airplane? This way its easier for people to find and you are keeping with your travel/destination theme!
Post # 5
I just wanted to add… I would add in translations from airport code to the actual city, so people know where in the world/country they’re sitting! Lots of them wouldn’t recognize the codes, I’m sure.
Again… so awesome!
Post # 6
First off let me say, i think your theme is WICKED CUTE! I love the idea of paper airplane seating cards. . also wicked cute! But i can see where your mom is coming from. . .most people would probably get it but there is always those "select few" who are on the slow side of things. Is there anyway you could use the name of the airport or just the name of the city instead of teh airport code?
Example: "Destination: Boston" OR "Destination: Logan"
Post # 7
Maybe as a compromise, you could word it "John Smith, Destination: Table SFO" just to add a bit of clarification. But I can see how adding "table" takes away from the cool idea!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
I think that’s an adorably awesome idea! I guess it might confuse someone…but so would the traditional seating chart.
Post # 9
I think its great!! If I were a guest I would personally want to know the abbreviation’s real city name (becuase I don’t recognize them all). LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper airplane seating card idea!
Post # 10
Honestly I love the idea. I think the abbreviations are ok. I would maybe supplament the whole thing by adding a seating chart (of the traditional sort) maybe with the US as a background and pins in the destinations?
Post # 11
What an adorable idea! I love it! And some people might be confused, but they can always ask someone. 🙂
Post # 12
I think it’s an awesome idea. Go for it!!
Post # 13
There’s always going to be confused people one way or another, but seriously, this is an awesome and creative idea and I say you go for it! Make sure to take photos you can share with us here!
Post # 14
I’m with jenny.j …. what about just adding SFO, San Fransisco in smaller font underneath for the few (very few) people who might be confused. Also just make sure you tell your bridal party, coordinator and/or the catering staff what they mean in case people ask them. With 10 tables I am guessing you have about 100 guests … I would say 85 will get it right away and the other 15 will pick up on it within 2 minutes.
Post # 15
i totally had another idea for you if you had a map of the tables you could put the map of the airport instead of a circle on it with the letters, then it would be super obvious
Post # 16
Aww, thanks ladies! You made my day 🙂 It was also nice to get a fresh perspective on my creative decision, as my mom and I were at a stalemate.
I’ve decided to write, on the guests planes:
Flying to Seattle (SEA)
And then clearly display SEA on the table, along with funny facts about the City, airport & why it’s special to us!
This way both my mom & I are happy! Also, like many of you said, they’ll catch on or ask for help! We’re having a smaller wedding, so luckily no one will be left to fend for themselves. I’ll just make sure my family & wedding party knows whats going on 🙂