Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Not All In The Numbers

Your wedding day is all about you (of course!), but really it's also about your family and friends. It's about sharing your happiness, love and celebrating your dreams coming true with them.

Once you announce your big day, send out invitations and receive replies, you will then be faced with the task of planning the seating arrangement. This is known to be challenging and may also bring tears. So why not take a break from the names and create some unique table number signs.

I've found some great ideas to replace the standard 'numbering' of tables. Lets not forget that your wedding day is a reflection of you and your partner, so it's important to incorporate your personalities, likes and dislikes in all the 'little things' about the day. So, instead of a number on the table, why not label each table with one of these ideas:
  • Your favourite song titles
  • Favourite quotes (movie quotes, lyrics or personal sayings)
  • Memorable holiday destinations
  • Names of designers (Chanel, Dior, Gucci, YSL etc)
  • "I Love you" written in different languages
  • Names of cars, for car lovers (Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin)
  • Names of favourite artists (Monet, Da Vinci, Dali)
  • Photos of the bride & groom at the age corresponding to each table
  • The virtues of a marriage (love, devotion, faith etc)
  • Names of people who have shaped your life (Nanna Kerry, Uncle Brett etc)
  • For a garden theme, name each table 'butterfly' but in different languages
  • Names of gems (diamond, ruby, emerald)
  • House numbers... gorgeous blue & white french house numbers!
  • Famous couples (Romeo & Juliet, Fred & Ginger etc)
I could go on forever here, but I think these should give you some inspiration. So what would I do ? hhmm... Frog Prince loovveess his food... in fact when I first met him I asked him what his greatest extravagance was, and his answer was 'food' ! I soon learnt that he pretty much spends his entire salary on eating out. So I think I would name each table after our favourite restaurants... (maybe even have the receipe of the best dish from each restaurant printed into a receipe book wedding favor).

2 Love Notes:

Sharnel said...

What fantastic ideas to use instead of the traditional number system.
I love them all.

Matilda said...

Thank you, so many to choose from... thank you !!