One thing Paul and I knew for sure was that we did not want plain table numbers. We wanted to personalize our wedding as much as possible and have our personalities show. We bounced around different ideas which were all great, but we couldn’t make them work for us. We thought of using numbers that mean something to us like “Table 17” and underneath “the day of our first date” or “table 919” - “days since our first date” etc. We could come up with about 10 really great meaningful numbers, and then we were stretching it to “27, types of sauce we’ve tried”…so we kept thinking.
Meanwhile we had already decided that we weren’t going to give favors. Instead we wanted to make donations. We decided to each pick one of our favorite charities, The Cleveland Food Bank for Paul and Books For Kids Foundation for me. Then it hit us….I love books, and Paul loves Sandwiches! We could each pick our favorites of each and those could be our table names! We began to giggle and immediately began our lists. Once we wrote it down, we decided that this was it!!! So each table would either be a book or a sandwich! We loved that it was unique and “us”. Here are our lists:
*Harry Potter *Little Women *The Hunger Games *Pride and Prejudice *The Time Traveler’s Wife *To Kill a Mockingbird *The Outsiders *Water for Elephants *Fahrenheit 451 *The Help *Life of Pi *The Secret Garden *The Great Gatsby *The Secret Life of Bees
*Reuben *Turkey Club *Gyro *Italian Sub *Turkey Bacon Wrap *Grilled Cheese *Peanut Butter & Jelly *Bacon Cheeseburger *BLT *Salami & Cheese on Rye *Philly Cheese Steak *Cuban * Pulled Pork *Po’ Boy
I found an amazing designer, again on etsy, to make our table cards. Designs by Direction did a fantastic job and we LOVED them! Here is a digital image:
When we walked into the hall and I saw everything put together, these gorgeous table cards really pulled everything together. Here are some great shots of them!
**Previous two photos courtesy again of Cousin Bethany of Bethany Be Thinking!
Here are our Menu cards which also shared our in lieu of favor donations: