Post # 1
Instead of table numbers our tables are going to be places we have traveled to. The table names and seating chart will be listed on a chalk board but I want a cute saying or quote to go with it so it doesn’t just seem like random cities. Any ideas for something cute?
Post # 2
Do you want the destinations in the quotation? Where have you been? Are these places you and your FI visited? If so you could relate something that happened there, too.
Post # 3
City nicknames could be cute. Chicago and underneath- The Windy City. Paris – the City of Lights. And so on. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a cute quote for every city.
Post # 4
We went to a wedding with photos of the bride and groom, taken at various historic/tourist spots, around the city where the wedding was held. They weren’t big enough and it took forever, for guests to find their tables. Some were still looking when the bridal party entered, as the ballroom was quite dark.
Post # 5
I think, for ease of the guests, do table numbers, but then have each table be a theme of cities you’ve visited or whatever. I would be so frustrated walking around the whole dang venue looking for “Paris”
Post # 6
I agree with PABride: and Stephnrice: that you still should number your tables so that guests will be able to find them more easily and then have each table reflect a specific travel theme.
Your escort table could say something such as: “Travel with us throughout the evening as we celebrate some of our favorite destinations and embark on our new life together!”
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I had a reply with some quotes for you but my phone deleted it… i would put the date you were there under each of the city names so people get it, and then use a random travel quote, like Amelia earhart’s “adventure is worthwhile”. Or“Journeys end in lovers meeting.”
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Post # 8
I did random Italian and Irish city names for our table “numbers” and I just listed them out without any cute sayings. Although, DH is Irish and I’m Italian, so maybe that was pretty self-explanatory. I did do a little rhyme at the top of the bulletin board that said something like “Find your name and take a seat, Grab a drink and Bon Appetite!”
Maybe you could do something like this?
Oh the places we have gone
Have been such a treat
Please find your name
And take a seat!
I don’t think any one had trouble finding their table either, so I wouldn’t be discouraged going with table names vs numbers.
Post # 9
sara5ann: “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls” –Anais Inn
“A little step is the beginning of a great journey” —Anonymous
And a couple I made up that might work:
“Making memories with you all over the world”
“Eat well, love hard, travel often”
Post # 10
Love is the food of life, Travel is the dessert.
So much of what you are is where you’ve been.
To travel and to love is to be happy.
With you I am home.
As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was about to happen.
In life it’s not where you go but who you travel with.
Are you ready to take a journey with me?
Post # 11
Super cute quotes!!! We just want one quote to be the caption of the big chalkboard with the seating chart. There are only 40 guests so they should find their seats easily 🙂 Very small wedding!
Post # 12
sara5ann: We are doing cities as our table numbers to as FI and I have a long story of how we met which involves multiple cities and then we’ve moved around a bit after that. So we are having cities/towns important to us.
Just on the guests finding their tables issue, we are setting up a small floor plan to be displayed next to the escort cards so guests can quickly see where their table is in the reception. I know you are having a small wedding but thats just an idea if you think people will be confused.
We were also planning on writing a little story about why the city/town is important to us but aren’t creative enough. So we are just having a sign near the escort cards explaining the reason for the named tables and perhaps it will spark up conversation at the tables.
Post # 13
Cute quotes! We’re planning on doing something similar…we’re naming all the tables after places that have meaning to us (where we met, our first date, where we got engaged…)
All these places are in Australia and the wedding is in Boston—most of the guests are on my side, and have never been to Oz and wouldn’t know where they are. So we’ll have on one side the name of the place (Byron Bay)–and maybe a map of where in Oz it is; and on the reverse a little story of why it is important to us (FI proposed to me in Byron Bay at sunrise). Plus the guests will get to know FI a bit because some of them have never met him.