(Closed) Table names for 8 tables

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
5637 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The Seven Dwarves, with the Head Table being Snow White. 

Post # 3
581 posts
Busy bee

Is there any overarching theme to your wedding?  That could provide inspiration. These are more general suggestions than anything to do with the number 8.

Places you’ve lived (together or separately)

Favourite books/movies/songs/albums

Timeline of years in your relationship? (depending on how long you’ve been a couple)

Or you could just do numbers and decorate them nicely?



Post # 4
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Astra:  we are having each table named after a place we have gone.  It isn’t necessarily something that comes in 8… But it’s still an idea 🙂

Post # 6
9547 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first thought was also Snow White and the Severn Dwarves. But I really like the idea of the 8 years you’ve been together – with a picture or story from each year. Other ideas are shared hobbies or things like  that – I’ve seen superheros, book characters, video games, baseball teams, etc.

We did placed that we visited but also used number becase they’re easier to find. No number heirarchy. We were at, I think, Table 18 and it ended up being in the corner! You’ve only got 8 so you can get away withs kipping numbers if you want, but more than 10, I recomend numbers along with names.

Post # 7
11430 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not sure if people will enjoy sitting at the “Dopey” table, lol. I am a fan of numbers simply for the convenience of your guests, who will be trying to find their assigned tables. However, I think each table could reflect a particular theme that has meaning to you and your Fiance, even if the table has a number.  For example, you could choose your eight favorite flowers, or your eight favorite beaches, etc.

ETA:  You may want to mention to your Fiance that there still will be an obvious hierarchy associated with the tables in terms of their proximity to the bride and groom.  The actual numbers will be irrelevant in terms of that.  (For example, table one may be furthest away, not closest to you, depending on how you choose to number the tables.  At the most recent wedding I attended, our table number was quite high, and, yet, it turns out, we were seated closer to the bride and groom than were their immediate families.

Post # 8
46884 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

spider legs

octopus legs

sides of a stop sign

number of Stern primes

number of B vitamins

candles on a menorah

Number of principles on the Eightfold Path in Buddhism

Vegetables in V8 juice (allegedly)

 Pieces of Eight in old Spanish money

eight immortals in Chinese mythology

all of which are completely useless when it comes to naming tables

Post # 10
7660 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wonders of the World? I know there are traditionally 7, but they released a modern list the other year, and the Pyramids of Geza were an honourary “8th” wonder because they were also in the ancient list.

Famous cities? – there’s no fixed number there, but off the top of my head (not doing USA cities because that’s where you seem to be): Paris, London, Rome, Rio, Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo, Cairo.

I’m sure you could come up with 8 for some types of flower or colour which matches your decorations.

Post # 11
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Astra:  I don’t think you necessarily need something that comes in 8s. You could do anything really: flower names (Rose, Lily, Violet), colors, states, vacation sites, favorite authors, bible verse references, paintings, films, words (love, together, forever)

Post # 12
97 posts
Worker bee

I can’t believe no one has mentioned the “magical, mystical 8-ball”!

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