(Closed) How to number tables?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi Ka393, thats correct that your parents are closest to the bridal table. As for the other tables its totally up to you. Many people put their closest family members such as grandparents, parents and siblings first then their uncle and aunties, then cousins and finally friends.

You can have your family on one side of the dance floor and his on the other side. I personally would mix it up so both sides of the family are on each side of the dance floor to encourage people to move around and get to know eachother. It also shows the two familes coming together as one which is really nice.

As for numbering tables you dont have to do numbers, many brides use words that reflect their relationship, families or places they are visiting on their honeymoon. I have even seen brides use photos to ID tables. The possibilities are endless.

Hope this has helped.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I believe when you number tables that are on both sides of a dance floor, tradionally odds are on one side and evens on another.  (i.e. tables 1 and 2 are closest to the dias)  Or at least that’s what I’ve seen in all the weddings I’ve been to with that set up.

So your family at table 1 and his at table 2 (or visa versa).

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know how it’s *supposed* to be done…all I know is that at pretty much every wedding I’ve been to, I can hardly ever find my table! (either I’m incompetent, or else there is no discernable pattern…)

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