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We get it, perhaps you’re looking for wedding table names instead of wedding table numbers. You crave different. You want something unique. Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Wedding table names are more interactive; guests will spark conversation immediately upon entering your reception. In this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of wedding table names so you can incorporate your own personal, heartfelt touches into your handcrafted wedding. Check out the list and tell us: which table names are your favorite? Which ones would you absolutely never pick? What would YOU add? Enjoy!
Wedding Table Names
You should choose one type or category of table names and run with it! Here are the best, most loved and tried-and-true favorites. Just make sure you choose a category that has enough names for your entire reception. If I was getting married today, I would definitely pick table names.
1. Significant Months of the Year
When did you meet? When did you get engaged? You can seat guests at tables like May or August, December or January, depending on which months have significance to you. You can even include a blurb on the table card that tells why… like, “August: The month when Benjamin proposed to Rachel”, or, “December: Anthony’s favorite month of the year because he loves Christmas.”
2. Married Couples in History
You can name tables after married couples that you admire. Choose couples that are, obviously, still goin’ strong. ;) Add a little personalization with names of couples in your family and your partner’s family. It will be a nice surprise to show couples you admire in your own circle!
3. Favorite Date Locations
Did you meet at Bosco’s? Have a date at Cafe Verona? Pick pumpkins at Blake’s? Wear your best dress at The Whitney downtown? Name your tables after places you went on your favorite dates together.
4. Different Types of Wine
Ooh, this one is fun for a wine themed wedding! Merlot, Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio… I could go on. Ha! If you have a favorite winery, go ahead and name the tables after the names of their most popular labels.
For instance, there’s a winery in Downtown Romeo (um the cutest place on earth, it’s basically Star’s Hollow) by me called Village Winery and they have one called “Benjamin Block Red”. It’s named after a street in town and it is delicious.
5. Movies You’ve Seen Together or Favorite Movie Couples
Huge fans of Harry Potter? Obsessed with Rom Coms? I’ll be seated at Sleepless In Seattle, please — my fave! Name your tables after movies that you enjoy together, or even separately, like Andrew’s obsession with Big Trouble in Little China or mine with You’ve Got Mail. (I don’t care if it is Seattle or New York, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the best.)
6. If You Attended College Together, Names of Buildings on Campus
Or places you frequented on campus, like local eateries or coffee shops or the name of the library.
6. Travel Plans
Choose table names instead of numbers to indicate places on the map you’d like to travel together in the future.
7. Places You’ve Been Together
Or choose places on the map you’ve already traveled together! And include a little blurb about each one. These photo cards by NoOrdinaryEmporium make it easy + stylish!
8. Photos of you ar particular ages corresponding to the table number (Age 1 = Table 1)
This is one of the most popular table number alternatives for good reason: guests love to see photos of you as a kid! You can get them made easily with this design by CrossvineDesigns.
9. Literary Titles
Are you a bookworm? Choose titles of your favorite books as fun wedding table names instead of numbers. Bonus: This is an extra-special addition to your book themed wedding.
10. Favorite TV Couples
Pam & Jim? Lorelai & Luke? Rory & Jess? Leslie & Ben? Walt & Skylar (just kidding, they’re definitely not a fave). Kelly & Ryan? Put your favorite TV couples on table names instead of table numbers for added fun.
11. Names of Favorite Poems
13. Places Around the Globe Family Members Have Traveled to Attend
14. Mountain Ranges
Great for a mountain themed wedding. These are by PaperAdventureCo.
15.Sports Teams or Names of Athletes
You can get sports themed table names at PaperHeartPrint like this:
16. Streets You’ve Lived On
17. Sporting Venues You Like to Visit
This is a great idea for a baseball themed wedding: favorite ballpark stadiums. (Note: You can get a poster of baseball stadiums here to keep track!)
18. Different Types of Flowers
Choose flowers as your table names instead of numbers.
Also love these:
19. Famous Landmarks
You’re seated at Eiffel Tower, for instance.
20. Rivers or Lakes
21. Types of Botanical Plants
These are so cute! By LuxuryGrove.
Great if you’re a couple who likes to cook together!
23. Types of Cheese
Goes great with a wine-themed wedding. :)
24. Favorite Song Titles
25. Ice Cream Flavors
I’d be seated all day every day at Moose Tracks. :)
26. Disney Couple Table Numbers
These are a great choice for Disney-loving couples! By Wedsclusive.
27. Song Titles from One Central Band or Musician
Choose your favorite and choose table names instead of numbers.
28. Names of Superheroes
Planning a nerdy or geeky superhero wedding? Use these wedding table cards! By Wedsclusive.
There are many types of butterflies: you can browse this list here to help.
31. Types of Leaves
These leaf table names are a fun idea for a greenery inspired wedding. By LeafDecor.
They also offer autumn leaves, if that’s more your theme! See them here.
32. Places in Fantasy
This is such a cool idea! By TheDribblyYak.
33. Favorite Music Albums
I’m seated at Heavier Things. Where are you? :) On a real John Mayer kick this time of year!
34. Fish Wedding Table Names
Great for couples who like to fish! Or your fishing themed wedding. Yup, it’s a thing! ;) Get them at Leaf Decor.
35. Names of Rock Bands
36. Names of Birthstones
Peridot… ruby… diamond… emerald… you get the idea. :) Get the list here.
37. Board Game Titles
38. Names of Famous Scientists
Great for a quirky science theed wedding.
39. Names of Rock Bands
You can even have the names printed on cool vinyl records, like these by WedFest.
41. City Themed Attractions
These, for instance, are for a NYC wedding. You can get Chicago themed, Philly, Detroit, Cleveland — you name it! By ShannaMicheleDesigns.
42. Favorite Authors
43. Wildflower Names
45. Names of Cocktails
These table names are fun because they have the recipe on them, too! Plus, they’re double-sided — a huge plus for any kind of wedding table names or numbers you use. By YellowstoneAB.
46. Table Names with Meaning
These are numbers, but they go further: each one explains how the number has significance to the couple. Cute idea! By PaperHeartPrint.
47. Favorite TV Shows
This is the kind of wedding table name that gets people talking! This example isn’t exactly a name, more of a table number… but it’s fun, nonetheless, for a friends themed wedding!
48. Airport Codes
Another great idea! By ShannaNicoleDesigns.
49. Popular City Names
Planning a downtown wedding? Theme your reception with wedding table names of popular cities. By PineappleInvitations.
50. Beers or Breweries
Fun tip: if you’ve visited breweries, save a coaster and incorporate it into your table number design.
53. Favorite Foods
55. Dinosaur Names
56. Types of Cake / Wedding Cake
Salted caramel, buttercream, red velvet, etc.
57. Candy Favorites
This makes an especially perfect wedding table name if you’re planning a candy buffet.
58. Coffee blends or cafes
59. Names of Your Favorite Tea
Seat me at Earl Grey, my favorite, although that makes me sound 100 years old. :)
Quatrefoil, Chevron, Plaid, etc.
61. Geometric Shapes
Get all hexagon with your bad self. ;) Great for, ya know, a geometric themed or hexagon themed wedding, both surprisingly popular.
62. Famous Actors or Actresses
63. Flavors of Pie
64. Safari Animals
65. Names of Pets
Like this example by FunkyAndGlitz:
66. Musical Instruments
67. Campgrounds or National Parks
68. Names of Wineries
You can have the winery name card inserted into these cool wine bottle table number holders from Wire Card Holders:
69. Cartoon Characters
71. Real (or Fictional) Places on TV
Like Pawnee, Indiana, or Scranton, Pennsylvania, just for examples. :)
72. Disney Inspired Castles
Amazing for your starry night wedding or moon and stars themed wedding! By SoumyasDesigns.
74. Beach Themed Wedding Table Names
Starfish, seahorse, shell,
Seat guests at lemon, orange, pineapple, watermelon, etc. :)
And there you have it: the best wedding table names instead of numbers! Arent they so creative? I love this idea!
Which wedding table names would you add to the list?
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