Post # 1
I was watching Four Weddings the other day and a bride had cute table names. The problem was, that the guest-brides couldn’t find their table (they had skipped it somehow) so they went hunting all through the room for it.
So… it got me to thinking – at what point do you have too many tables for table names only to work. I’m thinking 10-12 is ideal… any more would be pushing it.
I think it’s still a cute idea, but would suggest that people add table numbers to their table names, if there were too many tables.
Post # 3
I am doing it and we have 13 tables. I did not expect the guest list to grow… So now I am doing the table names and posting a seating “map” at the table with the escort cards so guests will have an idea of where they are seated.
Post # 4
The seating map is a great idea! I’m figuring having to hunt around our 8 tables will give guests a little extra time to mingle and spare us a few minutes more for photos!
Post # 5
I think if the table markers are color coded in some way (as well as having names), that makes the finding process infinitely easier. The table map is also a very good idea; I’ve seen inspiration pictures of that being hung very artfully on an easel.
Post # 6
I’d say much more than 12ish it would be difficult unless there was some sort of “sensical” order, like they’re alphabetical starting at the front.
Post # 7
Make a map. That’s what I would do. You could ask your bm or gm if they could help people get to their seat.