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Table Numbers!

My fiance Nicholas and I are trying to do little bits and pieces to personalize our wedding.  One of the ways that we knew that we could get creative was through our table "numbers."

I know that a lot of brides use words like Love, Equality, Marriage, etc. but we wanted to do something that would be fun and something that our guests would enjoy.

Well, if you ask Nicholas, he has three loves in his life:  Me, Automotive-related things, and Fishing.  

Over the past eight years of being together, he has slowly brought me over to the love of fishing.  When I first met him, I would never get near a fishing pole, let alone a worm, but now I know how to get down and dirty with the best of them!  In fact, this past Christmas, I took fly-tying lessons and made him a few flies that he still uses to fish with.  And now, I have my own pink fishing pole and pink tackle box!

I don't know why I never thought of this before...but behold!

We are naming our tables after the fish of Lake Erie (we live in Buffalo, NY) and adding another little personalized touch...I have three completed.

I am taking pictures of us that we have compiled from our fishing adventures, and with a little photoshop-magic, I am printing a picture of us on thick cardstock with the name of the table (for example, Rainbow Trout, Pumpkinseed, Large Mouth Bass, etc.), then mounting that on white cardstock, then taking a piece of tiffany blue cardstock and making a tent, and using glue dots to paste the picture onto the tiffany blue "tent." 

Here's a few examples:

(this fish almost slapped me in the face after this picture was taken...that was NOT cool)

And here is a mockup that I did for one of the table numbers...excuse the crappy cellphone pic.

Finally, another thing to check off of my list!

Is anyone else doing something different than using numbers to name their tables?

P.S. I will make an update post SOON!


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Oct. 7th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Such a cute idea! Are you getting married in the fall?
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Oct. 7th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
That's awesome...I would have loved to get married in the fall, but with Nicholas being a teacher, summer was the only possibility!
Oct. 7th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
i am stealing the idea of giving baby trees out as favors... so I might just have to steal this idea too!! I am getting married in the summer, but our resort has the trees in their logo. It is in the mountains in a heavily wooded area. Thanks for the great idea!
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'll be naming my tables after either the songs used in Fantasia or the name of the scenes - or both!
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I loved that movie!
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
that's cute! we're using old (but they're actually new) postcards of different places on lake george, ny.
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
These made me crack up! I really like them.
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
That's really cute! And you could use lures as the placecard holders. :)
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Those are so cute. i love personalized tables. I think we are just going to have one table though.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome :)

We're doing supreme court justices (I'm in law school) and famous musicians/composers (he's a music teacher). I bought portraits of the people we picked and made fact sheets for each table about them.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Those are super cute! Our tables were named after our favourite bars that we've been to. I made them out of bristol board with a black Sharpie. You can see one in the background of this picture. :)
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ours were places we had been together and we put a picture of us in that place in a labeled frame and put the frames on the tables.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm an architect and FH is a graphic designer so half the tables are architect's names (each sign with the name and photos of the architect and their most famous building) and the other half are fonts (with a blurb about the font's history and the entire alphabet shown in it).

I'm printing them out now for our wedding this Saturday. Hooray!!!
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
We're doing gods of marriage from various pantheons.

It's been kind of interesting seeing which pantheons have them and which don't. For example, the Celts don't.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I had too many ideas for table numbers: herbs, spices, trees (mostly Christmas/Winter time stuff), Disney couples. But not enough favorites. So instead I came up with "A few of our favorite things" like that Sinatra song you always hear around Christmas (if you work retail anyway). So now we can use our favorite herb, our favorite spice, our fav. tree, fav. disney couple, etc. and throw in a few others like our fav. song, fav. animal. I'm pretty psyched.
Oct. 7th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)

FH and I also love to fish! I love your idea!
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