The fun part of planning your wedding must surely be making it all about the two of you.
There are so many ways to put a personal ‘stamp’ on your special day and your guest tables is a fantastic place to start – after all they will be spending quite a while here after the ceremony!
Many couples just can’t decide what would ‘work’ as a name theme for their tables, and often end up taking the easy option of numbering them. But I think there are lots of fun ways to really make it your own, here are a few suggestions.
1. Names of places you have been together, that make special memories
Paris, London, New York… or town names like Nottingham, Loughborough- maybe they mean something to you. It could be a fun game for your guests to work out why they are special to you.
2. Favourite colours or shades of a colour
Lilac, Purple, Aubergine, Lavender, Orchid for example.
3. Precious gems
Diamond, Pearl, Ruby – This could also work to represent how many years you see together in the future, aim for Diamond, always!
4. Numbers, but not the traditional kind
I love the idea of a table lay out that uses numbers relative to the couple getting married and the guests can have fun working out what they mean. How many days you have been together, how many days between ‘going out’ and getting engaged, how many days you will spend on honeymoon, how many times you watched your favourite film… there are lots of fun ways to get this list together too.
5. Names of your favourite couples
They could be celebrities, or special members of your family like grandparents, great grandparents, couples in favourite films or plays.
6. Sweet treats
Name your tables after your favourite sweets. You could also incorporate this theme into your favours. Love Hearts, Dolly Mixtures, Liquorice Bootlaces.
7. Nature lover? how about favourite country walks you’ve done together
Tissington Trail, Aysgarth Falls.. or perhaps National Trust properties you like.
8. Planets in the solar system
I have done stationery going one step further incorporating constellation names!
9. Favourite films
Moulin Rouge is ours, it is so romantic and has some special memories for us too.
10. Something personal to you both
It could be quite random, what about places you have been to while dating, or maybe brands you both like to buy.
11. Cars you have owned together or between you over the years
Astra, Punto, Captur to name just a few of ours. I’m sure there are far more interesting but maybe your dream sports cars would be another idea.
12. Favourite animals
Think about what kind you like and if their pictures would look cute if used to really theme your stationery.
13. Family members
This can work for you if you want to remember lost loved ones, you could use their names for your tables. I have seen it done.
Names of pets you may have owned or favourite family pets.
If you are going for a glamorous theme how about Hollywood Movie Stars, or perhaps styles of shoe – Stiletto, Platform, Kitten Heel
16. Sci Fi theme
naming your tables after characters in Star Trek, or favourite sci fi films. Its a great way to get your other half involved if they are struggling to get excited with the wedding plans.
17. Favourite Books – characters and/or quotes
How about Mr Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Georgiana Darcy…. or Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver!
Again.. but what about in a foreign language to add romance to the theme… Un, Deux, Trois.
19. Bird watcher?
No problem, think of your favourite birds, or best places to go bird spotting.
20. Favourite chocolates
Now there’s a mouth watering theme with many favourites! My current favourite is Marvellous Creations!
And what a perfect ending to today’s list!