Post # 1
I have been planning on just doing table numbers because I read a post once where people mentioned that it is harder for guests to find their table if it’s not numerical. That makes sense, and the point to the reception is to make life wonderful for the guests, so the decision was made.
As the reception gets closer, we are doing more and more decorating that involves wine (the drink, not the color). And as background, we are doing old family wedding pictures as our centerpieces, so I think most people will be walking around looking at the pictures. We are having a smallish wedding with less than 50 guests, including the wedding party. Now I’m really tempted to name the tables after wine varietals instead of table numbers.
Since we are just talking about 5 or six tables, I’m curious to hear people’s opinions. Should I just go with the easy numbers or call I pull off the varietals?
Post # 3
I think you are fine with that few of tables. You could also put them in alphabeitcal order or make a table chart for referenace.
Post # 4
I think that’s a really great idea! And since you have a smaller guest list I don’t think it will be a problem. I’ve been to much larger weddings that had table names, and everyone seemed to find their places alright. 🙂
Post # 5
I would go for it! I think it makes it more personal, and as long as the pictures are in clear view, they should be easy to find.
Also, I know as soon as I see what table I’m at, I aske friends where they are. “Word of Mouth” (can’t think of another way to say it), will help the guests that might be slightly confused.
Post # 6
With that few tables it shouldn’t be a problem. I think you can do it even if you have more tables as long as you make a map so people can see where the tables are.
Post # 7
Go for it!! I don’t particularly like table number numbers. I think it’s one part of your wedding that’s just begging for personalization haha.
We’re naming our tables after our favorite places in Maine (beaches, lighthouses, etc), and making up a frame for each table that has pictures of us at those places and the name. If I ever get started on them….
Post # 8
Good to hear. We are doing corks to hold our escort cards, and I thought about the wine bottle holders for the table names (escort card pic was found on wd, and wine bottle holder is from etsy).
I need to stop spending money on this wedding….
Post # 9
I am also doing wine names!! I am decorating bottles of wine with black ribbon and using a fuchsia ribbon around it holding the wine name. I also am doing the name cards in corks for people to take to their table!
Post # 10
@Lolasmomma:Have you taken a picture of a mock up yet? That would be cheaper than the wire things, I think….
Post # 11
I haven’t. There is a picture of bottles wrapped in twine on the classified add “need lime and green items for wedding” (You can just put in “lime” in the search box and it will be the first one that comes up.) However, I will need to practice soon because I don’t want the ribbon to bunch where the bottle goes from small to large.
Post # 12
We are doing non-number table “numbers” as well. A big reason is to add that personal touch and I’ve heard so many people say that when you add that guests get up and mingle while looking at all the tables. With just 5 or 6 tables you should be fine, and if you need to add a simple table chart you can always do that. It’s your wedding I say go for what you want!
Post # 13
@nmsoonerbride: Yeah go for it. I agree when there’s alot of people it’s hard for guests to find their seats when tables aren’t numerical, i’ve never thought about this before but good point. You haven’t got a large number so there won’t be people aimlessly walking around. I too will have approx 50 so about 6 six tables and am thinking of having names too.
p.s. love those cork escort cards!
Post # 14
I think you should go for it. I think table names just adds another personal touch to the wedding. I am having a reception of like 200 people and doing names not numbers. I will just have a reference chart so people know where to look for their tables.
Post # 15
i think it is definitely okay, especially with a small number of tables. it can’t be THAT hard to find their table! as a guest i would think it was fun.
Post # 16
@dynamic_duo: It would be easy to find their table with only 5. I would definately go with the varietals. It makes it more interesting for the guests.
My wedding theme is victorian. I am naming the tables the victorian houses I have been to with a picture of the place in a gold shown below. My mom is making a pretty board on an easel showing where the tables are all located to make it easier too. We will have about 8 tables.
Here is a picture of one of my favorite houses I stayed in that will be in one of the pictures. Pearl Tatman house.