Ideas for Wedding Table Names
At a wedding, tables are traditionally identified by a number. However, this can sometimes result in a perceived hierarchy with people complaining "I'm only at table 12 where so and so is on table 6".
To avoid this, you could use names for your wedding tables rather than numbers. These could be themed - for example people, objects or places that are relevant or meaningful to you as a couple.
Once you've chosen your table names, why not use TopTablePlanner to help you arrange your plan!
It's easy to drag and drop guests and tables around the screen and you can create different layouts to see what works best.
Colours - colours connected with your theme - so if your colour is blue, tables could be sky, midnight, royal etc.
Hobbies - words connected with a particular passion one or both of you have - eg if you are golf fanatics then you could have tee, 19th hole, fairway, green etc.
Songs - names of songs by artists you both like.
Season - table names could fit with the season - a winter wedding's tables could be called icicle, snowflake, blizzard etc.
Venue - take inspiration from your venue. If it's a castle you could have spires, moat, princess etc.
"I Love You" - in different languages.
Places - places you've been together, perhaps on holiday, or places that are meaningful to you both. You could have a 'world map' theme with tables named after places you've visited, or perhaps, where your guests have travelled from.
Location - think of names relevant to your location - if you're getting married in a town or country with an interesting history then pick out some of those people/events.
Where you met - make a reference to where you met. If you met at university you could have landmarks from that town or a list of colleges/halls/bars.
Honeymoon - Going on an interesting/exotic honeymoon? Use names from that - for a safari you could use names of animals, for a beach holiday you could have palm tree, white sand, coral etc.
Heritage - use your heritage/ancestors. If you have a Scottish connection then use all things Scottish - tartan, whisky, kilt, loch etc.
Flowers - if you are having predominantly one flower in your decorations you could pick varieties for the name - eg for roses you would have rose varieties.
Types of wine grapes - here's a complete list.
Cocktails - if you're having a chic city wedding then how about names of different cocktails.
Theme - are you having a strong theme? Use words from that - eg for a butterfly theme you could have names of butterflies. If you are having stars you could either use star signs or well known constellations.
Countryside - at a country wedding you could have names connected with the countryside - meadow, bluebell, buttercup etc.
Premiership football stadiums.
Gemstones - names of gemstones eg sapphire, diamond, emerald etc.
Football players from your team - past or present.
London Underground - if you live in London, why not name your tables after London Underground lines or stations. On your London Underground themed table plan, each station on a line could represent a particular guest!
Landmarks from your home town, or a place that has special meaning.
Entertainment - you could tie names in to any entertainment you're having - rat packers if you're having a singer later on.
Famous couples - e.g. Fred and Ginger, Anthony and Cleopatra, the Lady and the Tramp, Romeo and Juliet. Here are some more examples..
Relationship - words that sum up your relationship - trust, laughter, companionship etc.
Movie Characters - famous characters from your favourite films.
Classic Video Games - If you're into video games, how about using classic titles for table names.
Movies - How about naming tables after your favourite films? You could use classic Bond films for example.
Planets of the solar system.
Songs or albums - names of songs or albums by your favourite group or artist.
Authors - your favourite authors or books.
Stars - use names of stars or constellations.
Family - members of your family. How about all the grandparents!
Time of year - think about the time of year. If you're getting married in December you could have Christmas names - mistletoe, holly, cracker, mulled wine, or list the reindeer. Easter would work well too.
Where you got engaged - make a reference to how/where you got engaged. If it was while having a picnic you could have hamper, picnic rug, scotch eggs etc.
Using names rather than using the more traditional wedding table numbers really is a great way to remove any perceived heirarchy and, of course, a great way to add some fun to your table plan. It'll give your guests an ice breaker at the table too as they try and work out the connection between all the tables.
If you have any great ideas for themes that we haven't mentioned here please do get in touch as we're always adding new ideas to the list. Similarly, if you've got a great idea for a table plan we're always looking to feature them on our blog.
Article written by Adam. See his Google+ profile.
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