Post # 1
So I recently heard an idea from someone that had been to a wedding where all the table numbers were numbers that had significance to the bride and groom. i.e. you might have a table number 334 because that is your address or a table 2001 because thats the year that you graduated high school. I was thinking this could be cute if you included a photo and/or a description of why the number is meaningful to you.
Has anyone done this or seen this?? I’d love to see some examples or hear how it went over or if people were confused by it. Also would love any suggestions on ideas for numbers to use cuz I need to come up with 20+ of them if I do this!!
Post # 3
This is a cute idea, if it’s done in a way that doesn’t confuse people. I would say if you do this.. you should also creat a “map” of the tables that you place near the escort cards so people know where their table is. Since if you are at 2001 and you see table 334 you have no idea if you are close to your table or not.
Post # 4
@Moose1209: agreed! thanks for the tip!
Post # 5
I have seen this done a bunch of times. One friend did all sports legends (ie: The Babe Ruth table). One wedding I just recently attended had names of places they had lived togetehr (pic attached). I think we are going to do NYC places that we love. Examples: Empire State Building, Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankees Stadium…
Hope this helps
Post # 6
@magilnyc: Thanks! I’ve seen some with different themes like this too. I was specifically thinking of using numbers though, rather than a certain category of words or places, etc.
Post # 7
Yep! We did this and it turned out awesome. Since we are both math/science nerds the table numbers ranged from “i” to “R” to “1032” (square root of -1, gas constant which when put in certain units is our anniversary, and the number of miles I moved to be with him). One side of the table number had the number itself and the back had a brief description of the number. We also made sure to sit people at table numbers that were ‘significant’ for them. As an example of this, my parents were seated at table 195 since that is the molecular weight of platinum and my wedding band is platinum. Similiarly, hubby’s folks sat at table 197, the molecular weight of gold.
We made a map of the reception venue and labeled the tables on the map. This served a dual purpose as appetizers and the cookie bar were in different rooms than the tables and dance floor.
One HUGE benefit about doing it this way is that no one can complain about how far ‘away’ they are from the bride and groom. I have been to weddings where people were upset because they were at the highest table number (think table 14 out of 14 tables) and it made them feel like they were an afterthought or not really all that important. Using significant numbers eliminates the potential for hard feelings there.
Post # 8
@Penguingal06: wow! you guys really put a lot of thought into the numbers! I do really like the idea of having people seated at ones that mean something to them. I was thinking I would seat Fi’s parents at a table 32 because they have been married for 32 years, and seat my sorority sisters at a table with the address of our sorority house. Things like that. I’m really glad to hear it worked out though – and the added benefit of people not feeling slighted by being at the high number tables is great!
Post # 9
We were actually planning on naming all of our tables after MLB teams because FH is a huge baseball fan. But I’m not sure we can do that anymore because people are being seated in groups of 40 about 15 minutes apart. So we’d have to say “tables 1-4 will be seated at 6:00, tables 5-9 seated at 6:15″… I’m not sure how to do that if we name them 🙁
Post # 10
As a wedding guest, I really don’t like the not-in-order numbered tables. I went to a wedding where all of the tables were numbers of NASCAR drivers (the groom loves NASCAR) and it made it so hard to find the right table. You had no idea where you were in relation to the table you needed to get to since all the numbers next to one another were random.
Post # 11
Oh I love this idea! We did a mix of standard numbering, with some math geek numbers thrown in as well (ie – pi, infinity, e). Basically we just had fun with it! Do whatever you want – if it’s going to be meaningful to you and your Darling Husband, why not?! 🙂
Included is a photo of one of our tables – the “pi” table, yum!
Post # 12
Mrs. Sew did exactly what you’re talking about!
Table Identification, Take 2
Post # 13
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Anyone else seen or done something similar to this??
Post # 14
Thats really interesting, we are trying to come up with an interesting way to label our tables
Post # 15
yes I definitely think you can have meaningful numbers or name your tables (not number them)…I have seen weddings where the tables were labeled after locales that were special to the bride and groom, or buildings on their campus. My Fiance and I plan to name our tables after elements (we are both chemists and that is how we met)