- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I’m getting married in 6 weeks!! Woot! As we’re finalizing details, my fiancé and I disagree on what to do with table numbers at the reception. He told me to post it on this site and see what you bees think! 😉
Most people label tables at their reception with numbers: 1, 2, 3, and so on. This is kind of boring. I’ve heard over and over again that weddings should reflect the couple.
Well, I’m obsessed with The Lord of the Rings (LOTR). My fiancé and I had our first date watching one of the movies together. He’s obsessed with fantasy in general and also really likes the movies and books, just not quite as much as me. I studied Linguistics and Film and Television in college. I wear the One Ring every day and have for over 10 years. I speak Elvish and dress up for the films. I just love everything about Tolkien and the world he created.
I thought it would be fun to give our tables names instead of numbers. And hey, why not names of cities from Middle-Earth?? I LOVE the idea! My mom and wedding planner love the idea. My fiancé thinks it would be cheesy. He agrees numbers are boring, but doesn’t like the idea of LOTR cities being our table numbers. I think it’s a cute way to have another detail of the wedding reflect who we are.
My fiancé also told me to share the analogy I gave him. I said, “If you were an apple farmer, we could name our tables after different varieties of apples! For example, Braeburn, Fiji, Gala, etc.”
So, I’m putting it to the bees! What do you think? Cheesy or awesome?
FYI: Here are some names I’m considering: Esgaroth, Buckland, Westfarthing, Isengard, Grey Havens, Ithilien, Imladris, Bree, Buckleburry, Erebor, Edoras, Lothlorien, Minas Tirith, Osgiliath, Dunland, & Gondolin. We’d pick 8-10 total.