(Closed) Table names – drawing a blank – need some ideas

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Places you’ve travelled together? Types of wine you like, etc?

Post # 4
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we are naming our  tables after our favorite songs… so when the DJ plays that song that table has to get up and start dancing. Everyone knows we are fun and crazy

Post # 5
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

movies, movie stars, songs from your favorite artist, bus, train or subway stops, biirds, animals, scarbble letters, monopoly properties, streets and avenues in your city, “love ” words (in English and other languages, mountains, authors, wines, fish, Disney characters, trees, varieties of apples, pet’s names, breeds of dogs,


basically anything that is you and goes with the style of your wedding.

Post # 6
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

By the time we got to that point we just did numbers… the venue had nicely framed numbers to use and it was one less thing to worry about! 🙂

But before that we were thinking of words such as Love, Happiness, Family with the Chinese character (DH is Chinese) or places we’ve traveled together including a photo of us at the location.  What about Ski Resorts or the names of favorite runs?  

Post # 7
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

What about names of places that mean a lot to you? Like the place you met, the place your first date was at, where he proposed, etc.

Post # 8
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are naming ours after the things that have kept putt marriage together (we’re renewing) but it could work as things to keep a marriage strong.













Post # 9
433 posts
Helper bee


Numbers?  lol do you have a wedding theme?

Post # 10
4358 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m all for table numbers.  Unless you can find something that’s actually “you” I’d stick to numbers.  I think names complicate things (but if it’s “you” I think it’s cute)

Post # 11
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We did cities we’ve lived or visited and loved. Luckily, we had a long list.  I just made a little template with a B&W picture of an iconic part of each city, with the name at the bottom, laminated them, and was done! cheapest and easiest DIY.


my camera pic after I made them:


I made sure the table names matched the programs I made for the second ceremony:

Post # 12
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Famous couples? 

Post # 13
36 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

Do you have a theme to your wedding??? This could help determine the table numbers.

Post # 14
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

One thing about table ‘words’ rather than numbers, my friend had things in English and Spanish (her hubby is from Spain) and people were super confused.  It was hard for the English-speakers to remember what their table name was.  I ended up standing by the seating chart directing all the people to their table (b/c I helped one couple and then got stuck!).  I think its a super cute idea, but just think about having someone there to help direct if its a big reception b/c numbers are easy enough to remember and generally go in some sort of order…

Post # 16
8600 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

These were ours. They’re a little corny but people loved them lol.

(and on a side note, I told the florist no sunflowers!)

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