(Closed) Opinions on non-number table “numbers”

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

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
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
69 posts
Worker bee

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
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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…. Wink

Post # 9
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 # 11
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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.




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