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table numbers?

So my FI and I were talking and i came up with the idea, that instead of numbering the tables;  me and my FI are on the same ship for the time being and were both on this last deployment, to make each table a different country that we went to on our deployment. Japan, Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, etc....I was thinking either having it in the shape of the country with the name (FI doesn't like that idea) or having the country name and putting a little bit of information about the country under neath it.
What are your thoughts and opinions on this? maybe something more we can do do than just a piece of paper with the countries name on it.

Re: table numbers?

  • Beachy730Beachy730
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    edited December 2011
    Themed table numbers are getting more popular.  The problems with doing them are that it can be very confusing to guests if you have a lot of tables, and it can take a really long time for people to find their tables since it's not a common sense thing of the numbers being in order.

    I think it is a cute idea, but I would definitely do a few things to make it easier.  If you are only going to have 4-5 tables then you can just do the names and nothing else beacuse there won't be that many people.  But if you will have more then I suggest doing a floor plan diagram next to the escort cards showing the location of the countries.  Then people could get their card and look on the board to get an idea of where the table is. 

    Another way to simplify it would be to put the countries alphabetically.  And/or you can also number the tables so that they can find a number too.  Just a few things to think about so you're guests don't take half an hour wandering around looking for their tables.
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  • edited December 2011
    I do like your ideas. I know when my friend got married, instead of having the place cards on the table you were sitting at, they were all lined on one table. What would you say about doing something like that. Having the name cards at one table so the guests can pick them up and see what table they are sittng at and having a list of the countries we visited to in order and putting the tables in the order we visited the countries?
  • Beachy730Beachy730
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    What you are talking about are called escort cards.  They are usually in the lobby or when you first walk in, and tell the guests which table to sit at.  What your friend did are called place cards, and those go at the actual table to tell you exactly where to sit at the table.

    So yeah, if I were going to do it, I would do the escort cards, with the country name in place of the table number, and then have a chart next to the table on an easel or something that shows which countries are where.  If you want to order the tables so that they are in the order you visited you definitely can do that.  I would just do a chart so people have a good idea of where to find their table. 

    How many tables do you think you will have?
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  • edited December 2011
    we are not exactly sure yet. I have a big family and his family isn't as big, but i know probably a good handful of my family won't come, especially with it being in washington. Right now, until we get to wa next week, we are just trying to pull ideas together so that way when we get up there and can really start planning, we will have more of an idea of what we want to do
  • Beachy730Beachy730
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    Oh okay.  Yeah like I said in the other post if its more than like 4-5 tables you are definitely better off doing some type of chart showing which table is where.

    Did you find out where in Washington you'll be living yet?
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  • edited December 2011
    What about using the country's flag instead of the shape of the country, with the country's name as a label as well? That would add some really cool colors to your decorations, and could be fun and educational for your guests as well. I agree though that it needs to be organized so people aren't wandering around looking for tables.
  • edited December 2011
    leannalyn-i really like your idea with the countries flag, very simple, yet not plane.

    dnbeach12-we will be up in Bremmertonfor the time being. We just started running our chits to get approval for the marriage, so hopefully we will find out in a few months who is leaving the ship to go somewhere else.
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    Oh nice.  One of H's friends is in Bremerton, and its just across the sound from us.  H is stationed in Everett but we live in Marysville. 
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  • Beachy730Beachy730
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    edited December 2011
    Sym - YGPM
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  • edited December 2011
    honestly i have never heard that acronym so i'm not sure what it stands for, but instict says best thing was to delete post
  • Beachy730Beachy730
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    Oh no sorry it means you've got a private message.
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  • edited December 2011
    learning something new everyday. i like it
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