(Closed) Need Suggestions on picking Table Names

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which table name do you like the best?
    Favorite song titles (which would direct guests to the buffet). : (15 votes)
    45 %
    Pictures of places we've been together. : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Spring flowers with our names. : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Our favorite beers. : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m digging the favorite song titles!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    Personally, I’m a huge fan of creatively done table numbers. I think that creative table names are cute, but as a guest, I sometimes get frusterated trying to figure out where the “Elvis” table is.

    ETA you can still have creative table names, but put a number as well. 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m with pp…numbers are good!  As far as theme I love the song titles!!  So cute!!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have to agree wit @MissHobbit: and @icetea:.  Whatever you use, put a table number as well.  You’d be surprised how confused people can be, trying to find their table. 

    My cousin for her wedding did popular love songs instead of the traditional table number. In order for the couple to kiss, we had to sing the song featured on our table.  We were even given the lyrics on the table.  I thought it was a cute idea and surprisingly most people participated.

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Will the song names be your favorite songs or favorite love songs? As a guest, I might not get why I am sitting at “The general” table (that’s dispatch btw). I do think if you’re going to do table names that you should do something that either reflects a bit of you as a couple or that reflects the “theme”. So I like all your ideas. And I also agree with PP that numbers are good.

    FH and I are having a vermont woodsy wedding. We also love animals and nature so we named our tables after animals that are native to Vermont. I also included a number on the back. 

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Wow I love all of your ideas!!! That’s such a tough choice! Are you having a rehearsal dinner? We’re doing the “pictures of places we’ve been” on the tables for the rehearsal dinner. So that kind of lets you do TWO table number themes 😉

    I vote for you to make cute signs like that one of the microbrew for the bar (I love knowing about what I’m drinking! so as a guest that would help me choose a beer!) and doing the flowers for the actual table numbers – if it’s an outdoor wedding, that will help set the mood. But really all of those ideas sound great so you can’t go wrong!

    @Soon2bSykes:  Dang girl those look great!!! I can’t wait to see your recaps! A woody wedding in Vermont sounds amazing 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I really like the microbrew idea but it may be confusing if someone is sitting at the “New Belgium” table but they can’t get a new Belgium at the bar, they may want to try the beer you’re talking about on your table. If you can’t include all of the different microbrews in your bar, I would go with the travel destinations because I think it’s also a good conversation starter.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    How are you doing your escort cards?  I think it’s easiest for you and your guests if the table name is short.  It makes it easier for them to find, and easier for you when you make your escort cards.  It will also make it so you don’t have to do numbers.  We did places where we’d been together, and on the back there was a photo of us at the place.  The flower name idea would also work.  But song names and beer names are too long (and I just don’t like the idea of beer names as table names for a wedding– for a bachelorette party yes, but not for a wedding).  These were mine:

    As I was making them (I made the holders out of wine bottles we’d shared, and the groom sign was for the rehearsal, where we didn’t have assigned tables, but wanted to mark our seats):

    And at the actual wedding:

    And these were our escort cards.  The table name was on the clothes pin (which made last minute rearranging of the seating chart very easy).  Our favor was in the bag.

    Post # 13
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @May2013Wedding:  You don’t have to include table numbers at the rehearsal dinner – just photos on little photo holders or in frames, as a conversation starter, especially if that’s the first time some family will be meeting each other. I’m doing the “him/her” photos in different years on each table at the Rehearsal Dinner – we have about 8 tables, so I will do 1990 through 1998 – i.e. back when we were cute 😉

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    love all your ideas. as a musical person i might steal the fav songs idea!

    we are talking about naming our tables after inside jokes we have but are hesitant because icould see someone wanting to know why they are seated at “nom nom nom” and us being like “ummm …”

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    I love the beer idea! I’m not a beer drinker, can’t stand the stuff, but I love seeing the labels and bottles and different clever names they come up with!

    My second choice would be places you’ve been.

    I think the other two just seem so… impersonal in a way. My cousin did Game Birds for her wedding, so Partridge, Quail, Pheasant etc. Which was great, except there was a bit of a grumble from the people who were sat on the Pigeon table. But it was so… bland, seemed to be lacking that spark of personality.

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