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Traditionally, the tables at wedding receptions have been numbered.  But an emerging trend is to name the tables after something significant.  It gives the couples a chance to really let their personalities shine, or even highlight significant events in their relationship.

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To get you started, here are some great ideas that couples have used (and continue to use) in naming their tables.  Obviously the possibilities are endless!

– Favorite TV shows
– Places that the couple has traveled
– Favorite restaurants
– Favorite local hot spots the couple likes to visit
– Sports teams (if they are huge sports fans)
– Activities/Hobbies
– The word “love” written in different languages
– Numbers in a different language
– Different flowers
– Favorite cars
– Colors

You can surely Google table name ideas and find a huge list of options.

Thanks to Laura Hooper on her Weddingbee Pro post for the suggestions!


  1. We have this whole Mizzou theme going on, so we’re naming the tables after landmarks and traditions. We’re still putting numbers on the tables to help guests find them easier, but there will be names on the escort cards and tables too.

  2. landlockedbride
    4:39 pm on October 12th, 2009

    @Meagan What a great idea! It’s good to incorporate pieces of your relationship!

  3. My MOH suggested books because we’re big readers, so we ran with that. I like the trend of interesting table names, it tells you something about the couple. Even if that thing, in my case, is that we’re dorks.

  4. landlockedbride
    7:55 pm on October 12th, 2009

    @Julie Books is such a great idea, especially if your avid readers! Love it!

  5. we’re naming our tables after david bowie’s alter egos… for example: ‘ziggy stardust’ ‘major tom’ and ‘aladdin sane’ i know, we’re a little nutty 🙂

  6. landlockedbride
    5:45 pm on October 14th, 2009

    @Bowie Bride That’s a cute idea! Very fun!