(Closed) Unique ways to pick table order for supper??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My sister got the DJ involved and came around, joking looking for the hungriest people in the crowd, and said some pretty entertaining lead-ins to tables getting in line – he stopped at my father’s table first and let them go after the bride & groom, because “he was paying good money, so he gets first pick.” He came around to a table with some little kids and their parents and let them go next so that “the parents can fill the kids plates before they ran out of all the vegetables – no dessert without eating those veggies!” Followed by our extremely pregnant (40 weeks on the DAY OF and counting) cousin’s table, because “she is eating for two – wish I could eat for two and still look as good as her.” Etc…etc…she just let it be up to him, and asked him to choose, no set order, while still being tasteful.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would feel really awkward if someone was coming around trying to determine how hungry I looked or commenting about how much someone paid for the event.  But I also have a high aversion to cheesiness .

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

At my sister’s wedding, they did a sort of trivia about the bride and groom and whoever answered right got to go up next. But this didn’t actually work very well … after all, if you’re at someone’s wedding, odds are you know them at least fairly well so LOTS of people knew the answers and were yelling them out. The DJ just sort of picked whoever he thought answered first, and some people started getting pissed because they had answered every question right and were still waiting. So that’s the problem with doing any sort of call-and-response type of method — if you have 30 tables, odds are the DJ will be able to hear the closer ones better! So that’s something to keep in mind.

I just went with calling the tables up in order, because I didn’t want a repeat of the debacle at my sister’s wedding! One guy in particular was furious and bitched for the rest of the night. Haha, every party has its pooper.

Post # 9
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Please, please go numerically or draw from a hat. Table games are never fun when you’re hungry.

Post # 10
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4 posts
Wannabee

My second cousin – he is 3 – is going to play eenie, meenie, minie, mo to pick tables. He is our ring-bearer and such a clown. He LOVES to be the center of attention and talk in the microphone!

Post # 11
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5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Please go in order.  If I’m at table 7 I’m going to be ticked if table 13 goes before me.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

@GroovyHippieChick : If you are the last table tho, say table 13, and they went in numerical order, rather than randomly picked by the DJ or out of a hat, etc…would you feel like since you were last to go, you are least important? I just ask cuz it sounds like the number holds more meaning than just knowing what table to sit at…

So I would rather be picked a fun way…maybe not by being told I look hungry, or I am eating for two, but that way the number holds no meaning, so nobody is “more important.”

Just MHO.

<3 Roxy

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It would be fun to do it lottery style (excluding head table). At least then it’s fair. You could even make the “balls” wedding themed…somehow? I don’t know. I’m not very creative LOL.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@RoxyBaybe06:  no – when I know what table I’m at I mentally prepare for how long I’m going to have to wait for dinner. Smile   

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