Last night I checked another project off my list. I finished making our table markers for the reception dinner tables. We decided to go with assigned tables (though not assigned seats). I just feel that when you have more than 50 guests it makes things much easier on everyone. I've been to weddings where you were not assigned to a specific table and it actually made things a bit tricky. It reminded me of being back in a high school cafeteria. If you know a lot of people there than everyone wants to jam into one table together meanwhile if you don't really know anybody other than the couple getting married it can be awkward trying to find people to sit with.
Rather than going with the standard table numbers we decided to give the tables names instead. To go along with our CD favors that will be placed at each place setting we chose songs from the CD to use as our table names. I then took 4x6 silver frames I purchased from the dollar store (btw I LOVE the dollar store), used some damask wrapping paper my mother found at Party City as the backer and then printed off the title of the song, the artist and a few lines from the lyrics. I just thought it added a little something extra for the guests to look at on the tables and tied it in with the favors nicely. The table names don't match exactly which at first bothered my inner control freak but now I think they look even better not being completely matchy matchy. Plus who will really notice other than me?
Now we just have to finalize the seating chart which is turning out to be a bit harder than I thought because the tables only seat 8, if we could fit 10 that would make things much easier because we have a few "floaters" right now that we are having trouble placing. Hopefully we can finalize that this weekend and start printing off the escort cards.