Post # 1
Hey hive! Here’s the deal:
I’m an English teacher, and my fiance is a history teacher. I’ve been trying to find ways to personalize our wedding (which isn’t until June 2012, so I have some time), and this morning at 4AM (thanks, brain) I came up with an idea…
I was thinking for table numbers, I could use the titles of love poems and/or excerpts from pieces of literature that are romantic. So for example, there would be a table called “How Do I Love Thee?” Then, at the tables, I would have the poem in a frame by the centerpiece. I would also incorporate the literary theme during my ceremony (which is in the same place as the reception). My grandmother had two antique poetry books that she LOVED. She passed away several years ago, and I thought I could have the ring bearer carry the books down the aisle with the rings attached to a book strap or a piece of ribbon.
I thought this whole theme would go along with my bigger theme. I want my wedding to be kind of ethereal, whimsical, and romantic….sort of fairy-tale-ish I guess (I’m even thinking of going with one of Alfred Angelo’s Disney gowns…it looked amazing and I loved it!). Love poems always seem to have an ethereal, idealized feel to them, so I thought this would kind of mesh with my theme. What do you think?
I have a poll set up, too, because for place cards, I’m not sure if I should do table numbers only (not my favorite idea), table numbers plus the poem titles, or just poem titles. I thought if I did just poem titles, that might be hard to find the table, but numbers make it a little easier.
I know this is small detail stuff, but any input would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I think its a beautiful idea. I would go with both, # and poem title, and have the poem in a nice antique looking frame on the table paired with your centerpiece.
Post # 4
I voted for both. It can be a bit of a pain for guests to try to find their table, especially if you have more than a few tables when there are no numbers.
Post # 5
how many tables will you have? if only a few, you don’t need numbers, but if you have a lot of tables it can be a pain for guests.
Post # 6
both is an original and romantic idea, for your table numbers!
Post # 7
I like the idea of just the poems if you put the title of the poem on the escort card it wont be that hard to find. Also Its fun for everyone to go around and see the poems you guys have chosen that mean something to the two of you. I think its a great idea and a wonderful way to personalize the wedding. I also really like the ring bearer carrying your grandmothers books.
Post # 8
Thanks for all of your input!
@kitzy…probably about 30ish tables (yikes!), so I’m thinking it might get a little hectic for our 260ish guests to search for their table. They’re sitting at their tables for the ceremony, too, so I want to make sure everyone can come in and find their spot before we get started. Not exactly the way I wanted things to go, but I was set on getting married at the same place as I was having the reception, and I love the venue, so I guess we’ll go with it!
Post # 9
@tntrav44: which dress are you considering? I’m obsessed with Cinderella and Snow White.
Post # 10
@SoontobeMrsA – I sent you a message, because I think my fiance might read this haha.
Post # 11
I like the idea of just poem titles. I am doing something similar but with places we have travelled. I am just having a map by the escrot cards that shows where their table is located.
Post # 12
That sounds really nice. I like the idea of doing poem titles with the number then having the poem on the table. Very romantic.
Post # 13
I like it the idea, but I’d certainly would want both the number and poem together. As one of the PP’s said, get a nice frame to put it in and then you can maybe print the number and poem on some light patterned scrapbook paper to give an ethereal (sp?) effect to it.
Post # 14
I would include table numbers. I once went to a wedding that had just words as their numbers, and it was a pain finding the table.
Post # 15
i would do both— have the number going down the whole side on the left and the poem name and poem going down the right. what a beautiful idea!