wedding table postcardsThursday, October 24, 2013
Wedding table names. Such a simple thing - yet I agonised for weeks over what to name the tables at our wedding - much to the annoyment of my now husband! Now that it's been six months since we tied the knot I look back and wonder why such a simple task was so difficult?
The reason was I didn't want to use just plain 'boring' numbers, or any of the popular ideas you'll find listed on wedding websites such as:
- favourite cities / countries / landmarks / cars
- plants / flowers / birds / animals / seasons
- favourite songs / artists / bands / actors
- the word 'love' in different languages...
I wanted a unique theme that was personal to us. However, I soon found out that almost every idea has been done before, and all I could really do was go with something that we identified with and could be personalised... So we settled on 'places that have a significant meaning to us'.
Why places? Well, when I fist met my hubby I was just weeks away from packing up my life in New Zealand and moving to Japan. The first year of our relationship was long distance, and from the beginning travel and exploring the world was a key part of our lives together. For our second date in fact we 'jumped on a plane' and went to Australia for a long weekend. Since Japan we have backpacked through Central and South America, travelled throughout Asia, visited almost every country in Central Europe numerous times, and relocated to London.
Decision made, the next challenge was to make the table names interesting to our guests - so we decided to add some fun and create a wedding postcard for each table. On the front was the name of our significant place - with a pic of us there together, and on the back was a tale explaining why this place was so special.
And here they are...
And ta da.... wedding table names were complete, and they felt special and unique to us (yay).
Here are a few pics of the finished postcards taken on our wedding day...