Post # 1
My fiancé has not been too opinionated about many things for the wedding, basically letting me run free with my ideas..love him! He did let me know of his “genius” idea for our table numbers: he wants our numbers to be special to us (219-our home address, 12-# concerts we went to in 2013, 23-# Dave Matthews CDs we own together, etc etc)
He really wants us to do this and I thought it was sweet and a neat idea….until…I tried to figure out how to neatly execute this. For example, when table numbers are 1-20, you can easily find your way to your table (obviously table 3 will be close to table 2 or 4) but with tables 219, 32, 2013, etc….how can I organize this so my 150 guests are not wandering around the tent for an hour trying to find their tables??
Thoughts: I do NOT want tall/high table numbers because I have tall lantern center pieces and I don’t want them competing. I will probably paint the number and meaning on a block of wood. I thought about drawing a map of the table layout for easy navigation but this will have to be completed a week or two before the wedding (once rsvps are in) and my mom commented on how unnessesary a table “map” would be at a wedding.
does anyone have any creative ideas for these numbers?
Post # 3
you can still do them in numerical order, people will figure it out
Post # 4
My idea is boring, but might work. Why not just arrange them from smallest to largest and put them in order? At least that way guests can get some clue of how it works just by glancing at a few.
Post # 5
You could also just use small chronological numbers. Like if you have 25 tables they’ll be numbered 1-25. It’ll be harder to come up with their meanings, but it’ll be easier for your guests to find the table.
Post # 6
i thought about that but gosh it’s hard…1? 4? no idea what we would put for some of those that are not lame (4- # pillows on our bed?) haha!
Post # 7
@wlphilli: you had the right idea. You really need a map of the table layout, otherwise your guests will be wandering around the whole room and taking your name in vain.
If you are using escort cards, you just need the numbered table shapes on a drawing.
If you are not using escort cards , then you need a seating chart.
Post # 8
@wlphilli: I hear ya! I was going to do that, until I ran out of ideas. haha!
Post # 9
@wlphilli: I have a similar problem… I want our tables to be named for places we’ve travelled. I guess I could put them in alphabetical order?