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Table Name ideas: French Mountains & Cycling

Col Aubisque Hors Categorie Mountain on the Tor de France. Photo is by wikipedia user Myrabella and shared under a creative commons license

France, Cycling and Weddings

The Tor de France is currently in full flow and I’m sat watching some very brave riders going up Mont Ventoux.  While my own country is enjoying what in some parts is being classed as a heat wave a combination of nice weather and Tor de France on tv has brought lots of cyclists onto the road.  So I thought it would be good to look at cycling, France and weddings.  Since I make bespoke stationery which you can see at my website Artemis Stationery we’re going to look at table name ideas.

I thought it would be quite easy to do Tor de France winners though I wasn’t too sure that would be too interested in those.  I did find a list though of the yellow jersey winners or general classification winners on Wikipedia for anyone who is interested http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tour_de_France_general_classification_winners.  I know recent revelations about Lance Armstrong might make that a less appealing.


So since I’ve been marvelling at the efforts of the cyclists going up what seems to me like an insanely steep mountain, that made me think about the mountains!  So I’ve gone for the Hors catégorie mountains and climbs as termed by French cycling races.  Lesser mountains are classed from 1 down to 4 but the Hors catégorie mountains are those which are considered beyond classification.  Originally being roads that were considered too steep for cars to be able to make it up.  Obviously no longer the case as all the race cars and bikes do make it up!

A view from Col tourmalet by GIRAUD Patrick.  This photo is free to share under a creative commons license.  See more details in the article.
A view from Col tourmalet by GIRAUD Patrick. This photo is free to share under a creative commons license. See more details in the article.

I thought these names would also be useful for anyone who is fond of skiing, France or both.  I’ve put them in order of the number of times the Tor de France has visited them.  Though if you are interested in cycling and weddings in general I have a small board on Pinterest where bikes and cycling have made it into people’s big days http://pinterest.com/artmsstationery/cycling-weddings/

Table Names

  • Col du Tourmalet
  • Col du Galibier
  • Col d’Aubisque
  • Col d’Izoard
  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Col de la Madeleine
  • Col du Soulor
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer
  • Mont Ventoux
  • Puy de Dôme
  • Col du Glandon
  • Col de Joux-Plane
  • Pla d’Adet
  • Luz Ardiden
  • Col du Soudet
  • Superbagnères
  • Plateau de Beille
  • Col du Grand Saint-Bernard
  • Col de l’Iseran
  • Col du Mont-Cenis
  • Port de Pailhères
  • Col de la Bonette
  • Hautacam
  • La Plagne
  • Port de Balès
  • Col Agnel
  • Andorra Arcalis
  • Annecy-Semnoz
  • Port de Larrau
  • Pra Loup
  • Chamrousse
  • Col du Grand Colombier
  • Col du Granon
  • Isola 2000
  • La Ruchère-en-Chartreuse
  • Col de la Lombarde
  • Val Thorens

This information came from wikipeadia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hors_cat%C3%A9gorie

The photo of Col tourmalet by wikipedia user Myrabella  is used under an Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license and maybe used following the guidance as shown on the Creative Commons license which can be viewed here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

The photo of Col tourmalet by GIRAUD Patrick is used under Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license and maybe used following the guidance as shown on the Creative Commons license which can be viewed here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en


Beach Theme Table Names

Coast and Beach Wedding Table Name Ideas

Beaches and the coast in general make great settings for weddings.  They’re often such dynamic and beautiful natural landscapes.  This makes them hugely attractive places to get married.  If you fancy your luck with the weather who wouldn’t fancy stepping out with the newly married other half on a gorgeous beach with the waves sparkling in the sunlight.  This article isn’t to convince you to marry on the coast but it is to help with beach wedding table name ideas if you’ve decided to take the plunge there.  Or at least style your wedding with this theme.  Beach and coastal weddings are under the spot light today on the blog as summer is approaching and summer sometimes lends itself to making the most of our great beaches.  But we’ll also soon be launching a new stationery range based on the Great British seaside.  So I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at table name ideas for weddings either styled or located at the beach or on the coast.  When the new bespoke stationery collection is released you will be able to find it on our stationery website or our facebook page .

Beach Theme Table Names

Choosing table names can be tricky, I often get asked for ideas so even if these aren’t used hopefully they’ll provide inspiration and help get the beach ball rolling.  Beaches and the coast have a lot going on, whether it be leisure or people working.  There’s a lot of sights and sounds and anything could be a good base for table name ideas for a beach styled wedding. The first group of name ideas is activities.

Beach Activities

  • Wind surfing
  • Surfing
  • Sand castles
  • Sun Bathing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Pedallos
  • Boules
  • Kite Boarding
  • Picnics
  • BBQ’s
  • Fishing

There’s also a lot to see on the beach and I don’t seem to have been too imaginative with this, mostly going for options that can be bought from shops.

Beach Items & sights

  • Deck Chairs
  • Buck and Spade
  • Towel
  • Lilo
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Picnic
  • Flip flops
  • Flotsam and jestsam
  • Sand
  • Pebbles
  • Piers
  • Groins
  • Shells
  • Sand Dollars (not UK)
  • Crabs
  • Seagulls
  • Fish
  • Fishing Boats
  • Life Boat
  • Surf boards

There’s a second part to this post which has some different ideas and takes a little more global theme.  You can see it here.  If your keen to look into the beach theme some more check out our Pinterest Board.

Summer Table Name Ideas 1

Ideas for table names for summer weddings

Summer Table Name Ideas

Summer, some people know it as wedding season!  Which obviously is because so many people get married then.  But whatever time of year you get married there will most likely be something called a wedding breakfast, banquet.  This post is aimed at anyone with a summer wedding who is struggling to come up with ideas for table names.  So if you’re looking for Summer Table Name Ideas read on! By the way this is looking like a two parter.  We’re going to kick off today and then go to things of yummy proportions next time.  So buckle up and enjoy the read!  Though you don’t really need to be buckled in to a seat to read this.  It’s really just a list and probably not the most exciting one in the world either.

Summer Flowers

This is an easy one to go for and should seamlessly tie in with most weddings.  I’m not really that floristically inclined so I’ve just done some basic googling for this.  So I’m sure you could do improve on these suggestions.

  • Iris
  • Poppy
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus)
  • Aster
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cala Lily
  • Cosmos
  • Dhalia
  • Foxgloves
  • Ginger
  • Geranium
  • Gerbera
  • Heather
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Marigolds
  • Peony
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Sunflowers

More summer flower names can be found on http://www.types-of-flowers.org/summer-flowers.html


There’s so much you can do in the summer which is hard to do or just not fun at other times of the year.   I’ve never heard of indoor swingball!  While others you could do but just not as much fun.

  • BBQ
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • Sea side
  • Hiking
  • Swing ball
  • Frisbee
  • Gardening
  • Lawn mowing
  • Cricket
  • Sun bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing

Cocktails & Drinks

These have all been family friendly so far but I couldn’t resist taking a look at summer drinks.  If you’re having cocktails at your wedding or looking for ideas for a free bar (lucky guests) these could tie in nicely.

  • Magners
  • Bulmers
  • Kopperberg
  • Thatcher’s
  • Pimms
  • Mojito
  • Iced Tea
  • Long Island Iced Tea
  • Cola Floats
  • Michelada (Mexican beer cocktail)
  • Sangria
  • Midsummer Madness
  • Bellini
  • Malibu
  • Cuba Libre
  • Spice Island Sunset
  • Pina Colada
  • Caipirinha
  • Natural Lemonade

Once you’ve chosen names for your tables names if you need to purchase stationery with the names on Artemis Stationery can make a wide variety bespoke invitations and stationery for your wedding.  There’s a wide range of bespoke wedding stationery collections, many of which can be suitable for summer or any other season (there are no set colours schemes).  Below is an example of a table number tent from our Modeno collection which has been featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine.

Summer style table name tent
Summer style table name tent


Spring wedding table name ideas

Spring wedding table name ideas

Spring is here, well maybe.  I did just have a conversation about getting snow next week (doesn’t often snow here so snow in spring would be ironic) but it is at least the time of year associated with spring.  Even if spring like weather may be limited to 2 days right at the start of March this year.  I’ve been trying to think of different wedding table names that could be used if your wedding falls in spring and you fancy reflecting the season.  It’s proved quite hard which is a bit unexpected as Christmas had three blog posts on table name ideas for that time of year and I still have more for next year.  But because it’s difficult that made me think it’s probably worth doing.  So here is a blog post with many, well a few ideas for spring wedding table name ideas.

Spring wedding table name ideas

Spring is a great time of year.  Ok there may well not be a time of year I don’t like and am sad to see go but there is so much going for it.  The world around you is slowly bursting into life, flowers start blossoming, the grass starts to grow and cover over those expanses of winter mud or the snow and ice is melting.  Animals are in some cases giving birth and in others getting frisky.  The amount of daylight is on the rise and the chance of being late to work due to having to unexpectedly de-ice your car is getting less and less.  The season is fresh and you can use great colours with a bit of a pastel edge. Before getting into the names if you need to purchase some wedding table names or any other day stationery take a look at our stationery website Artemis Stationery.  Everything sold is tailored to each individual client and hand made.  Apologies for the plug…

…Spring Stuff?

The first collection of names are those for things I associate with spring.

  • Blossom
  • Easter
  • Equinox
  • Thaw
  • Eggs
  • Lambs
  • Fouls
  • Calves
  • Ducklings
  • Cygnet
  • Nests
  • Meltwater
Como spring table name
Como spring table name

Spring Flowers

The next collection is spring followers or early spring followers as Wikipedia told me for many of these.  You can see the complete list here.

  • Anemone ranunculoides
  • Bloodroot
  • Dutch Crocus
  • Dewberry
  • Dog’s Mercury
  • Early Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Ghostflower
  • Hyacinth (Ornamental)
  • Iris (Ornamental)
  • Lesser celandine
  • Puschkinia
  • Ranunculus
  • Scilla
  • Snowdrop
  • Snowflake
  • Coltsfoot
  • Daffodil
  • Anemone
  • Apple Blossom
  • Azaleas
  • Bluebell
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlia
  • Golden Bells Plant
  • Gardenia
  • Glory of the Snow
  • Gerberas
  • Hollyhock
  • Jasmine
  • Lilacs
  • Sweet Crabapple

references http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_early_spring_flowers http://www.types-of-flowers.org/spring-flowers.html

New Beginnings

We end with something a bit from left field.  Spring is a time of beginnings so the following list of potential spring wedding table name ideas is based on words associated with new beginnings.

  • Alpha
  • birth
  • creation
  • dawn
  • genesis
  •  inception
  • Infancy
  • origin
  • rise
  • takeoff

So resist using table numbers and choose some names!

Christmas Music table name ideas – pt 3

Christmas table name ideas from music

Christmas Music table names – music and songs are a key part of the festive period. As such it’s a great source of inspiration for many fun table name ideas. Whether it be modern songs, retro songs, Christmas carols or hymns, any of these could bring an extra touch of Christmas to a party, wedding or other occasion by using them as table names.

Of course there are plenty of other ideas and recently I’ve been going through these. There’s been two previous posts (Click one or two to see them). The first covered the weather and reindeer names while the second focused on seasonal and festive food. These posts are meant to give ideas for table names but this one is going to have a focus on music so you might well be able to base a playlist off it or use it as ideas for quiz questions.

I’m looking at table names as I make bespoke wedding and event stationery and I often get asked for suggestions. You can visit Artemis Stationery here, the link goes to the bespoke Christmas stationery collection page.

Winter snow picture of a frost covered church in Sweden for card design
Winter snow picture of a frost covered church in Sweden for card design

Photos on this page are from our print store Artemis Prints. See the store here for lots of great Christmas and printed items with all original designs.

Christmas Carols and Older songs
Auld Lang Syne – words by Robert Burns
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls – Thomas Oliphant
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas – words by John Mason Neale, music Piae Cantiones
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – words Charles Wesley (amended by George Whitefiled and Martin Madan), music by Felix Mendelssohn
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In the Bleak Midwinter – Words by Christina Rossetti music by Gustav Holst
Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont
Once in Royal David’s City – words by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander music by Henry John Gauntlett
Silent Night – writeen by Franz Xaver Gruber and Josef Mohr, English translation by John Freeman Young
While Shephards Watched Their Flocks – words by Nahum Tate

Winter snow picture of a church in Mudford Somerset
Winter snow picture of a church in Mudford Somerset for card design

The Crooners and early/mid 20th Century Classics
Do You Hear What I Hear – Bing Crosby
Frosty the Snowman – Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson 1950
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland 1944
Jingle Bell Rock – Joe Beal and Jim Boothe 1957
Let it Snow – words by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne, 1945
Marshmallow World – Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra 1966
The Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis 1957
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole 1961
Winter Wonderland – words by Richard B Smith music by Felix Bernard, 1934
White Christmas

More Modern
All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff 1994
Christmas is All Around – Billy Mack 2003
Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls 1998
Don’t Shoot Me, Santa – The Killers 2007
Do they Know it’s Christmas Time? – Band Aid 1984
Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea 1988
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues 1987
Happy Xmas War is Over – John Lennon 1971
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard 1973
Last Christmas – Wham 1984
Little St Nick – The Beach Boys
Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade 1980
Mistle Toe and Wine – Cliff Richard 1988
O Holy Night – Celine Dion 1988
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie 1980
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney

The earlier songs tend to show who created the song where, later songs tend to show who performed it.

The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/22/consumer-christmas-music-sales-royalties
About.com http://top40.about.com/od/holidaymusic/tp/Top-100-Christmas-Songs.htm

Halloween Table Name ideas part 2

Slimer style Art Deco Halloween Table Name
If you missed the first installment we’ve been going through ideas for Halloween themed table names for weddings, parties, balls and banquets.  Yesterday we covered General Halloweeness, Magical shenanigans, Good witches and wizards from popular culture and Horror Movies.  Today we’re moving on to Horror movie villains as well as slightly less scary movie villains, Poisonous plants.
Image above is of our Miami stationery range in a Halloween look.
Table Name ideas is one of the big things I get asked for ideas about so I hope this helps.  This idea list also serves as a pretty good guide for fancy dress ideas.
Would love to hear your ideas.
Round 4.
First round of the day and we’re its spooky locations of fiction and non-fiction (well depending on your opinion).
Transylvania – 1313 Cemetery Lane (The Adams family)
Castle Duckula – The Haunted Mansion
112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville (Amityville Horror) – Bates Motel (Psycho)
Overlook Hotel (The Shining) – Transylvania Hotel
Stewart House (The Others) – Cabin (Evil Dead)
55 Central Park West (Ghostbusters) – Manhattan Museum of Art
Not wanting to choose something fictional?  Then here is a list of ten spooky castles from the UK
Muncaster Castle – Glamis Castle
Chillingham Castle – Warwick Castle
Tutbury Castle – Windsor Castle
Bodelwyddan Castle – Berre Pomeroy Castle
Tamworth Castle – Edinburgh Castle
You can read more on these locations here on Spooky Stuff
Round 5.
Poisonous Plants.  A little more out of leftfield.  Unlike the popular sweets theme you can’t have these on a table.  I got these off Wikipedia as all I knew was deadly nightshade though Harry Potter has made me wonder what mandrake root actually is like?
Deadly Nightshade – Angels Trumpet
Angels Wings – Black Locust
Bleeding Heart – Blind your eye Mangrove
Bloodroot – Suicide Tree
Christmas Rose – Daphne
Doll’s eyes – Hemlock
Jerusalem Cherry – Lords and Ladies
Moonseed – Ragwort
Round 6.
The final round and let’s focus on horror movie villains and monsters.
Freddy Kruger – Jason Vorhees
Dracula – Frankenstein’s Monster
The Xenomorph (or the Alien) – Jaws
Pinhead – Carrie
Norman Bates – David (Lost Boys)
Predator – Chucky
Count Orlok – HAL-9000
Pazuzu – The Child Catcher
Ok, some of them aren’t quite horror movies but when I was little I did not like that Guy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang one bit!  But let’s work on that theme and add in Disney villians and the like.
Vigo the Carpathian – Cruella De Vil
The Evil Queen – Jafar
Five. Judge Doom – Scar
The Wicked Witch of the West – Lord Voldemort
Queen of Hearts – Captain Hook
Shere Khan – Ursula
Stromboli – Slimer

Jubilee Table Name Ideas Post

King Edward crown
I make bespoke stationery and invitations for lots of lovely people and when it’s Day Stationery for weddings one of the questions I often get asked is for ideas for table names.  This is one area of the wedding where it’s really to make it personal and use some imagination. If your stuck though here’s some idea and since it’s the Jubilee long bank holiday weekend I thought it would be good to do some table names ideas based on theme’s from the Queen’s Royal Jubilee.  60 years doing one job isn’t bad, most people get to retire!
So let’s take a look at the colours of the Union Jack flag.  The colours of course are red, white and blue.  As mentioned in a previous post if your struggling for table names why not name them after colours similar to those you might be using as your colours at your wedding.  So this post has ideas for weddings featuring white, red or blue.
Fireopal, Hyacinth, Indian Siam, Rose, Padparadscha, Magma,
Ruby, Barn, Maroon, Crimson, Redwood, Brick,
Cornell, Cardinal, Lust, Amaranth, Auburn, Burgundy,
Cerise, Flame, Folly, Raspberry, Rosewood, Rust,
Tuscan, Vermillion, Wine
Moonlight, Silk, Beige, Blond, Cornsilk, Cosmic latte,
Honeydew, Ivory, Vanilla, Smoke, Seashell, Old Lace,
Magnolia, Ghost, Cream
Air Blue, Aquamarine, Blue Zircon, Capri, Caribbean, Cobalt
Denim,, Light Sapphire, Meridian, Montana, Maya, Midnight,
Azure, Alice, Baby, Bondi, Cambridge, Carolina,
Celeste, Cerulean, Cyan, Deep Sky, Persian, Periwinkle,
Turquoise, Ultramarine, Prussian, Oxford, Electric
Royal Jewels and Crowns:
Since it’s a Royal Jubilee let’s explore a couple of others like
Small Diamond (Victoria’s), Coronation, Imperial, State, St Edwards, Cullen Diamonds,
Koh-i-Noor, Black Prince’s Ruby, Stewart Sapphire, St Edwards Sapphire, Sword of Mercy
Royal British Houses:
Or how about historical royal British houses including those of Scotland
Mercia, Wessex, Denmark, Normandy, Plantagenet, Lancaster,
York, Tudor, Stuart, Hanover, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Windsor,
Alpin, Dunkeld, Sverre, Balliol, Bruce, Stewart

Wedding Table Names, Themes, Ideas and Suggestions

Sienna wedding table name

Choosing your table names at your wedding can be a surprisingly difficult task. Firstly I have to state there’s nothing wrong with numbers. They’re functional, easy to understand but your unlikely to win any prizes for imagination for these but then there are no prizes for imagination – though you may get compliments. So this article is not trying to be a definitive list of table naming schemes. Instead it’s meant to give a wide range of different ideas with some examples to start your imagination working.

Why should you consider names over numbers? Well it’s a real chance to put a personal stamp on your wedding and say something about yourselves.

The significant places option – this can be everything from hometowns, where you studied, where you have relatives, anywhere that’s significant
Cambridge, Oxford, Queen Camel
Guildford, London, Cardiff

The Holidays option, this can be combined with the above scheme as necessary and can be lots of different holidays or maybe several locations from one holiday.
Example 1: Florida, Antigua, Barcelona, Tuscany
Example 2: Orlando, Kissimee, Tampa, Cape Canaveral, Miami, Everglades

The favourites option, this can be anything like favourite foods, films, books, authors, anything!
Example 1: Chocolate, Caramel, Grapes, Strawberries, Scones, Steak
Example 2: The Hobbit, Cloud Atlas, Hamlet, Guards Guards Guards
Example 3: Indiana Jones, The God Father, Spirited Away, Toy Story

Sweets or fruit, this could be covered by above but I want to mention it separately as it lends itself to using bowls of fruit or sweets as table directions. E.g. why not have a bowl of Jelly Babies on the Jelly Baby table? Sweets are easy to adapt to a theme to as you can have classic sweets or ones from your childhoods.
Example 1: Jelly Babies, Buttons, Skittles, M&M’s
Example 2: Plums, Apricots, Strawberries, Tangerines
Example 3: Cola bottles, Liquorice All Sorts, Sherbet Dips, Gold Coins

The Quiz Option, why not make it fun and not entirely predictable. Your table plan can be fun and interactive, instead of names on the Table Plan why not ask Questions where the names on the tables are the answers. You can give the answers to your little Bridesmaids or other parties so the answers are out there but if you have place names people will be able to know where they should be sitting.
Example: Where did the Groom go to University, Table Name: Exeter
Example: Where did Jon and Laura get engaged, Table Name: The Cotswolds
Example: Where is Jon and Laura’s honeymoon, Table Name: Barbados

The Pairs options, why not have a bit of fun like the Quiz and have pairs of things so the table plan would have one half on and the table name would be the other.
Examples: Plan Cagney – Table Lacey, Plan Romeo – Table Juliet, Plan Strawberries – Table Cream, Plan Fish – Table Chips
For an extra personal twist why not choose things based on your names so use things with the same first letters. E.g. using if you were C&O (Chris and Oriane) then Cheese and Onion would fit this.

Colour Options, this can be personal or not and there are lots of interesting colour names out there. I would advise making this personal and find good sounding names based on your colour theme. E.g. if you have a blue and pink colour theme then use names of shades of blue and pink. Wikipedia is a great source of these names.
Example: Cobalt, Sky, Sapphire, Celeste, Persian

Greek Classic Options, these could be based on the names of ancient Greek cities, mythology, or even the alphabet.
Example 1: Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Corinth
Example 2: Apollo, Athena, Zeus, Artemis
Example 3: Omega, Rho, Omicron, Gamma

The Sky options, why not draw inspiration from looking up by choosing names of stars, planets, constellations or types of clouds.
Example 1: Rigel, Sirius, Betelgeuse, Polaris
Example 2: Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune
Example 3: Libra, Gemini, Taurus, Andromeda, Triangulum
Example 4: Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Stratus, Cumulus, Noctilucent

Classic Film Options, why not go to Hollywood and choose films or actors and actresses who are well known for classic tales of love and romance.
Example 1: Hepburn, Bogart, Sinartra, Gene Kelly, Leonardo Di Caprio
Example 2: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffanys