(Closed) Table numbers or table names? What’s your opinion?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think of my idea for table names?
    That's cheesy! : (16 votes)
    23 %
    That's awesome! : (32 votes)
    46 %
    It’s somewhere in between./Depends on the names you pick. : (22 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m a nerd, so I love this idea Tongue Out

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i always vote numbers, because it’s easier to find your table. but, if it’s not a gigantic wedding, i think names are great. 🙂 and your names are particularly great, nerd status ftw!

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    Use both name and number! For example:

    That way it’s easier for guests to remember what table they’re at (esp if the names are hard to pronounce) but you still get the unique names.

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think table names are a great way of personalizing a wedding. They can, however, make it more difficult for guests to find their table. They have to wander around all the tables till they find their own.

    One solution is to create a drawing of the rooms with the table names indicated.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I’m also obsessed with Tolkien, so I love it! Are your friends and family to type to roll their eyes? Or embrace it cause it’s so “you”?

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Do the names for sure!  It’s a cute and unique idea. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Cute, do not ask me to pronounce me any of those names though…. not into LOTR :-/

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I LOVE this idea! Lord of the Rings is awesome, and some of the place names are so pretty. Like Ithilian and Lothlorien! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Also, I’m doing table names as well… my theme is Starry Night so they will be constellation names!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think if this is your only way to tie LOTR into the wedding, you shouldn’t do it.  It will look like it’s out of nowhere, and won’t make sense to people who dont know the books

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MrsTVLover:  Have to agree with you here, much as my nerd side cries a little bit.  If you’re incorporating LOTR decor or anything somewhere else in the wedding, it makes total sense.  Otherwise, it might seem a bit disjointed.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @ImHungry247:  +1

    The nice thing about using numbers is that it’s easier to remember and people just “get it”. Yes, it’s boring but sometimes, it’s best to be practical rather than whimsical. However, since you do want to incorporate more personality into this, I would just use both numbers and names, but emphasize the number.

    In addition, those cities are generally really hard to pronounce. It’s one thing to have regular real cities (e.g. London, Paris, New York) that people are familiar with, but trying to read, remember and pronounce those names are going to be an adventure. Just something to keep in mind when Grandma is asking where her table named Osgiliath is.

    Plus, our caterer referred to our tables as numbers. For example, when deciding which tables get served first, second, etc., we listed Tables 10, 8, 4, etc. I think it would be more confusing for the servers if the tables all had table names but then they knew them by numbers.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s cute and it’s a way of personalizing things- although you probably could come up with #’s from the books and maybe use those as table #’s if you went that route. I’ve never read any of them, so I don’t know.

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