Post # 1
My wedding theme is wine/grapes and I’m thinking about naming the tables at the reception either grape varietals or names of wineries instead of plain ol’ Table 1, Table 2, etc.
My thought is that when a guest goes into the ballroom to find their table, and if it’s a Number instead of a Word, it’s generally easier to figure out the layout and thus, find their assigned table number, i.e., even table #’s to the left, odd #’s on the right, etc.
So, has anyone ever “named” their tables and how do you anticipate the guests to logically locate their tables without causing mass confusion or circling the entire ballroom several times before finding their table? FYI, I anticipate having 12-14 tables of ten seats and the reception ballroom is not too big, not too small.
I was thinking of providing on the escort card table a mockup “map” of the ballroom table layout and indicate “Bordeaux”, “Riesling”, “Chardonnay”, etc. on the map.
Has anyone considered doing this also? Or am I just overthinking the potential confusion of my guests…
Post # 3
i think it’d be great! this is getting more common to do so i think it’d work out just fine.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
I never understand the order of table numbers! Mr. Parfait and I circled a room a few times once, and our numbered table was in a completely random place. So the map is a great idea either way. : ) I like the idea of naming your tables, and you have plenty of naming options!
Post # 5
my cousin had a 1940’s themed wedding and she named all her tables after celebrities in that time, the frank sinatra table, the clark gable table, and had a frame with their name a little photo of that person on the table. It was so nice looking, and i didnt have trouble finding my table, if gave you a chance to look at all the other table names too!
Post # 6
I did something similar (our tables were named after places we’ve traveled to together) and I made a map so that people could see where each city was located amongst the 14 tables. I was still nervous about it being too cryptic and causing confusion, so one of my bridesmaids offered to stand by the escort cards and make sure people understood the plan. She told me afterwards that it worked great and there was no mass confusion.