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Name your tables on the big day

By Andrea Petrou on August 28th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

Table_plan.jpgTable plans can be a bit of a pain, first you have to decide where you want everyone to sit, making sure cousin Mavis doesn’t sit anywhere cousin Mable, as they don’t talk.

Then you have to design the table plan to make it look appealing and pretty to guests as they come in.

Some brides will do this by adding coloured butterflies, confetti and other decoration to this, while others may opt for something that little bit different, and that’s giving tables names instead of numbers.

I’ve only been to one wedding, where the bride and groom decided to do this. They chose a “Country” theme giving each table the name of the Country where most of the guests sitting on it were from.

I was on the “Greek” table but the couple sitting next to me were from South Africa, which was a great way to break the ice and learn a little bit about each other.
So I’ve had a little think and come up with some ideas. As always please let us know what you think and tell us your idea.

Romantic cities
This fits in nicely with the wedding and romance theme. Chose from the cities you have been to as a couple, and if he proposed abroad use this as the name for the top table. Not only will this get guests talking amongst each other about where they have been, it could encourage a few more romantic proposals in cities amongst your guests.

Romantic films
If you fancy a bit of a Dirty Dancing, Before Sunrise or Love Actually theme then this is a perfect way to go about it. Just remember, your friends might not appreciate being sat on a Bridget Jones table, unless of course Mark Darcy himself is there.

I actually got this idea from a friend who was thinking about doing this for her big day. She had lovely ideas, for example the top table would be the Love birds, and the older generation would be the Owls. However, her main reason for doing this was because her groom to be had invited a group of friends which she wasn’t too keen on, so what did she decide to call that table? Think the male version of a hen and you get the idea.

Famous couples
Posh and Becks, Heidi Klum and Seal and Chris Martin and Gwenyth Paltrow, all make nice table names. However, keep reading those celebrity magazines right up to the big day, you never know what will happen. If you don’t want the hassle of having to change your celebrity couples then you could always opt for famous screen couples instead. At least we know they won’t split up.

Football teams
Brave brides could create a little bit of friendly rivalry and keep their groom interested in the planning of the day with this idea. However, make sure you don’t sit the Spurs and Arsenal tables too close, you don’t want jeering on your day unless it’s at Best man while he’s doing his speech. ‘

A nice and simple way to add a personal touch to your day. Go an extra mile here by decorating each table with the chosen flower. Keeping them in the same colours and styles of the different tables will also mean the decoration won’t look silly.

Designer Handbags
If you are a handbag queen then this may be a perfect way to finish your day and add your personality to the day. However, you may need to plead your case very strongly to your future hubby if you want to get away with this.

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