Friday, October 24, 2008
I received an email from a bride who had a problem..., seating arrangements! It is hard enough to go through your list of attendees and fit them all where everyone will get along, etc. Between family feuds and co-workers vs. childhood friends, where should everyone sit?
But one thing she wondered... is it insulting to your guests that are sitting in the last numbered table? (Usually the one nearest the band or the kitchen!!!)
I admit, I always feel a little "less than special" when I am at "table number 14."
Check out some of these pretty and creative ways you can number your table, from MarthaStewart.com. But then check out my winner idea from her site as well! She assigns each table a name. (Hey, did she get this idea from me?)
In this case it is a type of shell (for a beachy wedding.) Then you can either make a sign for each table with that name, or fill a vase with that type of shell to distinguish one table from another.
I got married on Block Island, Rhode Island in 2001. I named each table using names of locations or attractions on the island. ie: The Southeast Lighthouse; The Great Salt Pond; The New Harbor, etc. I then attached the seating cards to our favors (which were jars of local honey) and set them out on display as people entered the reception.
No one feels left out that way!
All images are from MarthaStewart.com