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table names instead of numbers - nicer or naff?

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stuffitunderthebed Sun 15-Jul-12 21:05:05

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itsjustmeanon Fri 27-Jul-12 14:57:22

We had table numbers. We meant to have table names, but left it to last minute. With 14 tables I thought it made it easier to find the table.

PorkyandBess Fri 27-Jul-12 15:07:26

We've just been to a wedding where the table names we retro sweets, rhubarb & custard, parma violets, fruit salad.

It made me cringe a bit as the rest of the wedding was trendy and elegant and I thought this bit was naff.

PorkyandBess Fri 27-Jul-12 15:07:59

Sorry re iPad typos.

Novia Sun 29-Jul-12 06:18:23

We had London tube signs as ours. I went to Flickr and downloaded the coolest tube sign photos I could find, then had them printed and laminated them. This matched the table plan which looked like the tube map!

RuckAndRoll Mon 17-Sep-12 15:43:05

We had names of whiskys -I hate the stuff but serves me right for leaving the job to DH and my Dad whilst me and Mum went off for a bit of pampering.

They put so much effort into it getting the whisky boxes to use on each table, looking at where people were from (friends from Islay so given an Islay Whisky table name).

Couldn't have table numbers as a few family had been asking what number table was so-and-so on so they could compare who was more 'important'

BackforGood Mon 17-Sep-12 15:57:53

Stick with numbers - it gives you a bit of a clue where to look in the room. tbh, you can fret and worry about such detail, but people will not remember afterwards, and it will not make your day - nor (more importantly) your marriage any better smile

we had elements from the periodic table as a tribute to LizaTarbucksNephew who is obsessed with it...

margerykemp Thu 20-Sep-12 17:41:04

I knew someone who did the names of all the streets they'd lived on together.

roughtyping Sun 14-Oct-12 09:50:52

My cousin and his wife had Scottish islands. My aunt didn't have set tables. My friends had their favourite movies. No idea what we'll do yet!

Last wedding I went to, the tables had names related to marriage or similar themes - so 'love and kisses', 'diamonds and pearls', 'horse and carriage'... I like the idea of the sweeties though; I'd be scoffing them all, wandering from table to table, shoving handfuls into my pockets. smile

perplexedpirate Sun 14-Oct-12 09:56:21

This will totally out me, but we had Hogwarts lesson; Herbology, Charms, Flying Lessons, Potions, Divination and I think Horcruxes. There was another but I can't remember it.
The table centres were themed too, ^so Herbology was a huge basket of herbs, Potions was different sized coloured bottles etc etc.
We got married on Halloween, so it all tied in.

Stiffybyng Sat 20-Oct-12 10:28:52

We had lines from a comedy programme. Only because we'd used a song lyric from it on the invitations (NOT Monty Python!) and we thought it would be amusing.

We enjoyed the blank confusion from people who'd never seen the programme as some of the quotes were rather surreal. We didn't really have an elegant wedding. We put stuff on the tables like fortune telling fish and those long balloons you blow up that go screeching around when you let them go.

We are having different Caribbean islands. I wanted songs by my favourite singer but DP vetoed it.

roughtyping Sat 20-Oct-12 10:47:46

Stiffy - was it the boosh?

Stiffybyng Sat 20-Oct-12 10:50:59

Ha! No. Think priests.

Stiffy: your wedding sounds awesome.

ovenchips Sat 20-Oct-12 11:00:14

If I was the guest I wouldn't pay any mind if my table was a number or a name, a sentence or a title as long as there was a seat for me!

It's the type of thing that the bride/groom might get a kick out of but realistically won't be of note to the guests either way. Unless as Vivpru said you make the table names relevant to the guests, rather than you.

roughtyping Sat 20-Oct-12 11:00:23

Amazing grin!

roughtyping Sat 20-Oct-12 11:01:11

A lovely horse..?

Stiffybyng Sat 20-Oct-12 11:02:31

Indeed.

Thanks, Kiss! We had a lot of fun.

roughtyping Sat 20-Oct-12 11:05:01

Sounds brilliant smile

Minty82 Sat 20-Oct-12 11:09:48

We had pub names - our respective university locals, a couple each from where we grew up, our current one, and the one we met in. Friends who already had a toddler used the names of Dr Seuss books, and I've been to a few weddings with street names. I love the sweets idea!

Stiffybyng Sat 20-Oct-12 14:37:46

Cheers, roughtyping. grin

We used Dog names....top table was our Dog (Ralphie) then I used the Dogs we had grown up with. Family & friends we haven't seen for years were touched their pets were remembered. Although one of our guests apparently was a little confused why the table was named after something so random, his wife explained it's 'our dog, you soppy sod!'
Then he welled up.....awwwww!!!

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