Post # 1
So this is our idea for “naming” or tables. I want to know what you bees think. The onnly person I can tlk about it with is my fiance because we want it to bea surprise for everyone. So we will have 16-17 tables at our reception and out idea is to name them after important people in our family who have been married. Hard to explain, so I will give examples:
Table 1 “named” 1981 because that is the year my parents got married. Then on the table, I would have their wedding photo framed and write up a little paragraph about their wedding day, what they mean to me – nothing long and sappy, just short and sweet way to honor them.
Table 2 “named” 1949 for my grandparents.. etc. And do this for like my grandparents (some are deceased), close family member, friends.
Is this corny and sappy or a cute idea?
Post # 3
It’s not uncommon for weddings to have table names. As long as you keep them all years, I would think it would be perfect! I’ve seen favorite songs, movies, differant dates they went on, different cities they visited. Yours is original and carries alot of meaning!
Post # 4
@Sea_Ashley: That is a GREAT idea, well done 🙂
Post # 5
cool idea. we did cars everyone like the names
Post # 6
cute idea if you have enough dates for every table!
Post # 7
I think it’s a cute idea, do you have 16-17 couples you can use though? Seems like a lot, I don’t think we’d have that many in our families. We used things that were “special” to us.. the name of where we met, “dating anniversary” date, the city we bought our first house in, the breed of our dog etc. And we also put a little explantion under it what each word meant. I personally think it’s cute, and think guests will enjoy reading them as they walk around trying to find their table. We came up with 18 words.. it was a little tough thinking of 18, I’ll be honest.
we just really like wine lol
our engagement date
Post # 8
I think that’s fine! The only thing that bugs me about non-numbered tables is that they are hard to find since there is no numerical logical order. I suggest having a floorplan by the escort cards so guests know where they are headed, and don’t have to wander aimlessly. It always seems to be the last corner of the venue I check!
Post # 9
I agree with the PP about using a floorplan or something. Otherwise you’ll have a lot of guests wandering around aimlessly, which could be annoying since it sounds like a large wedding.
Post # 10
@Sea_Ashley: you can do all important dates not just marriage years if you run out, like birthdays, date you met, date you were engaged, when you fell in love, etc.