table names instead of numbers - nicer or naff?

(59 Posts)
stuffitunderthebed Sun 15-Jul-12 21:05:05

Just that really! Do we name the tables to a theme or places special to us etc or just leave as table 1, 2 etc? What did you do?

CornishKK Sun 15-Jul-12 21:07:38

Our table names were a combination of Cornish & London place names that were significant to us - Delphy Bridge, Angel, Helman Tor, Brick Lane etc.

TheTeardropExplodes Sun 15-Jul-12 21:09:33

Good idea, makes it personal and an ice breaker for your guests.

workshy Sun 15-Jul-12 21:11:11

my cousin recently married and each table was a place they had visited together so they had barcelona, verona etc etc

waitingtobeamummy Sun 15-Jul-12 21:11:31

Ours were named after different butterflies. Took great pleasure putting all my grotty great aunties on "painted lady" still makes me laugh now!

NellyBluth Sun 15-Jul-12 21:14:08

Nice. I friend had tables named after the streets where they had lived since they'd met each other.

I've said that DP can have that bit and name them after legendary players of his football team.

stuffitunderthebed Sun 15-Jul-12 21:46:50

We met through a football team.. So could go with that. Or named after the various places we've had wee adventures together! Will have to give it some thought - not too much thought though... Three weeks tomorrow! Eeek grin

sashh Mon 16-Jul-12 06:38:27

I went to a wedding that had songs instead of table numbers - I liked it.

When i got karried, we married in stratford and named alp tables after shakesperes plays. Seemed like people thought it was ok!

Madcaplady Mon 16-Jul-12 06:49:43

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pegster Mon 16-Jul-12 15:05:34

We had favourite films as our table names because our ceremony was in a cinema

cleoismycat Mon 16-Jul-12 15:06:28

Anything better than numbers. People get a bit funny about the 'ranking' with numbers!

PaddingtonBare Mon 16-Jul-12 15:14:25

Hmm - I know I'm going to be flamed for this but here goes. Heard someone on the radio recently reminding us that the theme of a wedding should be marriage. Just that.
That said, my BF used local shells to decorate/name her tables and very pretty they looked.
See - I'm not much use!

JulietMontague Mon 16-Jul-12 15:35:13

We had poets names instead of table numbers and as favours everyone got a bookmark with a poem by the poet printed on it. They were all love poems so it tied in.

Figgygal Mon 16-Jul-12 15:37:29

We had a bridesmaid or usher heading every table and so it was named after them (surname).

stuffitunderthebed Mon 16-Jul-12 17:14:21

Some great ideas here, thanks. Even yours paddington grin can have the love table, the honour and obey (as if!) church first dance something old etc etc! All themes from a marriage and wedding

ViviPru Wed 18-Jul-12 12:01:44

I'm thinking about naming my tables related to the guests at each particular table. Knowing my friends and family they would love that personal touch. For example the table of DPs uni mates will be named something like the halls of residence where they all met, or it could be as simple as "The Browns" for a table of relations.

Either that or names after cheeses as I'm a total cheese fiend and abstaining for the year before my wedding, culminating in a massive cheesy wig-out on the day.

I think its nicer than numbers (as someone has mentioned - potentially a 'ranking' situ) and not cheesy at all (see what I did there?)

I had large kilner jars filled with traditional sweets on each table (plus bags and scoops) and called the tables after those.

They were a great ice breaker as everyone went around begging for sweets from each table!

Thistledew Wed 18-Jul-12 12:10:35

DP and I are really into cycling and I was half considering naming tables by parts of a bike. It is a bit fraught with danger though (or provides scope for mischief, depending on how you look at it wink): who should we sit at 'bottom bracket' 'cranks' or 'big dog'? Maybe if I can come up with enough insulting names for each table it would even out? grin

Drops? Rims? Spare tyre?

Thistledew Wed 18-Jul-12 12:12:37

How could I forget the front and rear dropouts?

<warms to theme>grin

DontmindifIdo Wed 18-Jul-12 12:15:32

We had different childhood sweeties as the table names, then we put a bowl of those sweets on each table. The "flying saucers" table ate theirs the fastest. The only ones left were on the "sherbert lemons". The hardest part was picking the sweets. (we found a retro sweets on-line shop and bought a load)

bushymcbush Wed 18-Jul-12 12:22:48

Hmm marriage themed ...

Honeymoon period
Argument
Making up
Childbirth
Routine
Boredom
Affair
Divorce

bushymcbush Wed 18-Jul-12 12:25:12

A wedding I went to recently had characters from In the Night Garden as their table names - the pontipines, the tombliboos etc. They have a 1yo dd. I was a bit hmm about that but I think some of the ideas on this thread are rather lovely.

ViviPru Wed 18-Jul-12 12:34:16

I LOVE that idea, thistle, DP and I are into our MTB so he'd love that smile

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