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The Wedding Diary: Table Names

So you’ve sorted your Order of Service!

Next – organising where everybody is going to sit.

This is rarely a simple or easy task. Everybody from family & friends are going to want to give their opinion on where they & everyone else should be sitting! There isn’t really a quick fix solution to sorting out your table plan. In the end you & your partner just have to sit down together with a large piece of paper & go for it. You’ll never please everyone!

One thing which we’ve found a lot of people like to do is to use table names instead of numbers.

I did this for my wedding & it worked really well. It has the advantage of making the day just that little more personal.

Deciding what to use as table names can be really fun too. We see so many different names in the Hummingbird Studio – everything from places couples have been on holiday together to all the streets they have lived on. Emily‘s sister even used sweeties (accompanied by a large bowl of the corresponding sweet in the middle of each table!)

Dan & I chose to use the names of all our Grandparents. This was particularly special for us because none of them are still with us & it was a way for us to still include them in our special day.

For a table plan we decided to use a ‘table plan tree.’ The willow branches worked really well with the garden party theme of our wedding & we were able to turn it into a memory tree later on in the evening when the tables had been cleared. It was lovely for our guests to be able to leave us messages.

All of the photographs in this post were taken by the very talented Gill Taylor. You can contact her via her website.

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