(Closed) Best option for table names?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which is the best option?
    A (musicians) : (3 votes)
    5 %
    B (actors/actresses) : (4 votes)
    7 %
    C (a mixture of A & B) : (12 votes)
    22 %
    D (song titles) : (23 votes)
    42 %
    These all suck -- do this! (post) : (13 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I like them all, but voted actors/actresses because those are the names people will recognize most easily.  Guests who are not familiar with 50’s era music may not get the others.

    OT, how was your wedding??? I must’ve missed the recap posts!

    Post # 5
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Cool, I look forward to them. Lucky you, you get to recap one wedding while you still have all that fun stuff to plan for the second one!

    Post # 7
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I was wondering the same thing as meliss–where are your recaps?!–when I saw you posted a pic in the glasses thread haha.  

    Personally, I like the song title one best because, as you said, it seems more subtle, less gimmicky.  If the average guest only recognizes one, or is even at a table with someone who recognizes the songs, then they’ll get it.  Full disclosure: I may be partial because pretty much the only music I listen to is from the late 40s-late 60s.  But I still think it’s the most elegant one.

    Post # 8
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    what about doing a mix of A, B, & C?

    Post # 9
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Mrs Grape: I think I might be a bit of a gimmicky person because I was sold when you said the words “Glen Miller” :D. I love the 1940’s music and movie scene and I think its sooo awesome to have as a wedding theme- my bias

    I love the idea of A and B- for two reasons, not only could you have the names of said muscians or actresses, but maybe also why you chose them; bios? fav songs? fav movies?- all which relates to the loving feelings of your day.

    However, if you want subtle, then I would go for song titles/movie titles, because it will be less themey and your guests might be curious enough to wonder what those songs or movies are.

    If you want to know just how biased I am- I happen to love In the Mood- and I know how cliche that is lol

    Post # 10
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I really like the whole idea of table names instead of numbers, and the song tittles rock!!

    Post # 11
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    are you going to make a map or include numbers with the titles? you don’t want your guests wandering around every table for 10 minutes looking for “blue moon”

    Post # 12
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are doing places that we have been together with a picture of us there.

    Post # 13
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree with Kitzy, to do numbers and names. 

    At my wedding we did tree names.  For example, Table 3 Red Cedar.

    I recommend it.

    Post # 14
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Personally, as a wedding guest, I get annoyed with table names instead of numbers. No matter if it’s well organized (ie escort cards/seating chart) inevitably the signs are too small and I am wandering around trying to find my table and getting a little annoyed because there is no order. At least if there are numbers, if I am looking for table 8, and I see table 6, I know I’m getting close. Just my $0.02!

    (We’re doing table numbers and baby pictures, so table 5 will be pictures of us at age 5)

    Post # 15
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t really take into account if people would reconize the names or not. A wedding my mom went to had the tables named after castles in Ireland and she loved it because they included a small blurb about each one on the table for the guests to read and gave it significance.

    We are doing dancers of the 30’s and 40’s so we’re just throwing out the reconizable factor all together. But then we’re not being at all timid with the “theme” (hello, 19 piece band).

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