(Closed) Naming your tables instead of numbering them….

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Why don’t you set up the tables in alphabetical order? That would make them easier to find.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve been to a couple weddings where the tables were “named” not “numbered.”  I will admit, it was a little tricky finding my table because, well, it’s not like they are in numerical order.  But with that said, it only added an extra minute to look around the room and find the correct table.  I say go for it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I did both named and numbered it

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We’re doing table names, too!  I’m going to blog about them in more detail after the wedding, but think it’s a really cute and unique way to go.  I don’t think numbered tables are usually arranged in any super specific or totally not confusing way, so I wouldn’t worry about your guests being unsure where their tables are — they’ll just walk around and check out all the names until they find theirs!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing tables names, too. We live in Chicago, but are getting married in NY, as that’s where our families are. But we wanted to bring some Chi-town flair to the wedding. We decided to name each table after our favorite spots in Chicago. However, we’re having a pretty small wedding, and only have nine tables total, including the head table, so I don’t think we’ll run into any problems with people finding their table.

If we WERE having a larger wedding, though, I would simply put them in alphabetical order so that people have a general idea of where to go. You can put a sign on the place card table that explains this 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I find it best, if you want to do table names is to ALSO number them, in case people get confused – they can always just look for the number.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

or have a master list with a map by the escort cards?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Definitely do it! The suggestions here are great – I might use a few of them myself. We’re naming our tables after places at UW-Madison and Madison itself, where we met…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan on doing table names vs numbers (we have an Italian theme & are naming tables after landmarks we visited in Italy) and I actually never thought of how the layout was going to work….I like Chelseamorning’s idea of putting them in somewhat of an alpabetical order, that way its a little less confusing 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second ladybuglove. On the table with the escort cards, you can frame a map/floor plan of the tables labeled. That should solve the problem. If you’re afraid the escort card table will get too crowded, please two or three of those framed maps on opposite edges of the escort card table or on another table close to entrance (e.g. guest book table)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we’re naming our tables rather than numbering them.. or rather we’re folding it into a bit of an ice breaker. they will get escort cards with a place name. each table has a photo of the place, but without a label. they will have to identify the place themselves. we have a small reception (70 people tops) so we thought this would be a good way for everyone to meet everyone else and get some conversations going among those that don’t know others.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Some people make a map of the named tables and set it up near the escort card table. http://www.pinkdesignevents.com/ makes one starting at $40. (Can you tell I planned the whole traditional wedding before we decided to elope?)

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My finance, myself, 3 out of 4 of our parents, and most of our friends went to the same college so we named each of the tables after buildings or places on the campus that are meaningful to ourself and our friends. We are having a cocktail hour between the wedding and reception dinner so I figure this will give people ample time to look around for their table name.

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