(Closed) periodic table(s)?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do you think using chemical elements as table numbers is a good idea?
    Yes! It's awesome! : (41 votes)
    89 %
    No! It's too confusing and/or I don't want any reminders of high school chemistry. : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Meh. (please explain below) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    you should do it! And I don’t think people will get confused. I think you should pick your favorite 24 elements, how fun!

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I went to a wedding where this was done- both the bride and groom were phd chemistry students.  It wasn’t confusing at all, I sat at the Nickel table.  We were slightly jealous of the gold table though….

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Awesome!!! I love it!!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s adorable!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had a tough time voting on this one. I do love the idea, I think that part is awesome. BUT if there’s nothing else tying it in, it might seem a bit out of left field. Could you tie it into your favours or something else?

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee

    I think that is an awesome idea.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think you should go for it!  It is something YOU love and means a lot to you!  Maybe put a small sign by where the place cards will be saying “in honor of the Bride’s Chemistry background, please have a seat at your table named after one of the happy couples favorite elements!”  who cares if it comes out of left field?  You’ll love it!

    (At my wedding, my program fans had “ice breakers” and get to know you questions printed on them to get guests to talk to one another before the ceremony as a nod to my background in student affairs and resident life at Univ. of MD, where we are all about ice breakers.  I am sure some of the guests were like “huh?”, but I loved it and people who knew me loved it)

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s cute 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love it (but I also love periodic table shower curtains…so not everyone might be so psyched…)

    As long as youre having the name of the element and a symbol – your guests should be fine. If you’re really worried, you could always have a partial chart (kind of like a map of the room & tables) where ever your guests will pick up their escort cards. If you do that, then I would pick a specific block of the periodic table to use…so that your nerd friends wont complain that the tables are out of order, lol. Also, I’d consider having a (kinda dorky) sign that says something like “Love starts with a little chemistry” or something along those lines…lol.

    I like the idea of incorporating a favor or an extra detail with this, since you said it doesnt really go with the theme/vibe of the rest of your wedding. If youre not doing favors, then maybe a signature drink or 2 could be element-inspired. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love this! A searing chart that looks like a periodic table would definitely be a cute added touch, and I love the PP’s idea to have some sort of phrase tying in love and chemistry.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Love it!  We’re having planes for half of our centerpieces and airport codes as table numbers (the other half will be books with regular numbers).

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Are you planning on putting the actual name of the element or just the symbol? 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    SO thinks you should go with the 24 most common elements found in the body or found on Earth. I think you should go with the first 24 elements on the table if you want your guest to truly pick up on it. Are you using the actual name of the element?

    To tie it into the wedding even more, perhaps you could make a Periodic Table poster that guest can sign with words of wisdom using each elemental symbol. Something like, Ti: Take time to enjoy each other’s company. I just had this thought because there was a Periodic Table poster hanging up in the Science building of my SO’s school and each element symbol represented something students planned to do over the summer.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m a nerd so I would totally love this.

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