Post # 1
We HAVE to have a gap between our ceremony and reception of a few hours (very common in our area.) Therefore,before our recpetion begins we are having both indoor and outdoor games for guests to play if they would like. We are giving adults at our wedding playing cards as favors. We don’t really have a theme I plan to use flowers, candles, and lanterns as table centerpieces.
I cannot figure out what to do for table numbers. I will have between 40-50 tables for guests to sit at. I could have all the decks of cards on a table with guest name and write table _____ on it, but for possibly 400 guests that is a lot to look through for the guests. I had also thought about using playing cards themselves and having table one be an ace card, table 5 being a five card, table 20 being two ten cards, etc. I think this could get a little confusing though for that many tables. I would also like to keep the reception a little classier than that, as I don’t want to have the game theme.
What do you think of these two options? What did you do for your table numbers? Any advice/help appreciated!!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I’ve always found the easiest thing for table numbers is just use numbers…I printed out little cards with table numbers and a floral design around them.
Whenever I’ve had to locate “The Shire” or table “Love”, it is a lot harder and people end up taking a lot of time reading each table or trying to figure it out. I think the same might go here for using the playing cards when you’re looking at having 40-50 tables. Maybe you could print out a table number that’s straight forward like “45” but design it to look more like a playing card? Or just stick to simple numbers that look nice.
But maybe something like this? But use numbers up to 50…
Post # 2
Swebs14: I think if you are having 400 guests you should probably use something very logical like “table 1, table 2, etc” instead of something cutesy like playing cards or table names because it is going to take more time for your guests to find their table that way.
Post # 4
Swebs14: If you have the playing cards arranged alphabetically by last name, it’s not that hard.
I would however separate the cards into at least 4 tables , so your guests don’t have to be in such a congested and long lineup.
A-F; G-L; M-R; S-Z
If you are not having a games theme, I would stick with numbers. It is much easier for your guests to find a numbered table. If you use names of any sort, with 40 tables you will need a table map at the entrance to the room.