Thursday, March 29, 2012

Musical Tables!

I've always loved the idea of naming our tables after something unique to us and musicals seemed like the perfect fit. But in doing so I wanted to make sure it wasn't too cheesy. When we first talked about musical table numbers I thought it had cheesy potential written all over it. To help make it fit with the vintage feel our our venue, we decided to stick with Musicals from the 20s, 30s and 40s. While I love me some Wicked and Avenue Q, those musicals are a little to modern.

We then had the brilliant idea of choosing a song from each musical and putting a quote from the song on our table numbers. We took this even one step further by making a play list with each table's song to play during dinner. To be honest most people probably won't notice, but we will! And we had such a fun time choosing the musicals, songs, and versions of the songs to add to our playlist. Here are some of my favorites:
"I'm talking in my sleep about you... I love you a bushel and a peck you bet your pretty neck I do!"
"And so it seems that we have met before and laughed before and loved before, but who knows where or when"
"What do I care how much it may storm? I've got my love to keep me warm."

With the musicals and songs chosen it was time to make our table numbers. I, like many other brides out there, bought the Tolsby frames from Ikea. I like that they are double sided, and I love that they are 99 cents. One side has the table number on top of the sheet music from the song, and the other side has the musical title with a quote from the song! Mr. Castle put his design skill to work and generated these babies.

I love the sheet music behind the numbers. We even made sure that it is the real sheet music for each song. At first we were just going to use one template of sheet music for each but then I said to Mr. Caslte, " I don't really care, but if we went to a wedding I KNOW it would bug you if it wasn't the real sheet music for each song." He agreed and found the first page of music for each of the 16 songs. Each "show page" is unique in it's own way, no two are alike. Here are some of my favorite.

When it came to printing them we ran into some problems. We planned on printing them at home but our printer would not print the vibrant colors that Mr. Castle had chosen. Stupid six year old printer... We even tried to print them on photo paper and it did not work out. Our solution was to put the files on a jump drive and take it to CVS and use the instant photo printer. $9 for 32 pictures was a pretty good deal to me! They turned out great!
A small selection of our printed table numbers.

Here's what it looks like in one of the frames!

I am absolutely thrilled with how our table numbers turned out. We only have one of the frames here in NY with us, the rest are waiting in a bag for us in California. All we have to do it pop in the pictures when we get into town and then we're set!

Did you make your own table numbers? Did you name then after something special?
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  1. This is the idea I've been searching for! Brilliant! My fiance and I are getting married in a theatre and we are going with a musical/broadway theme too! We're going to include some more of the more modern musicals, though I do love that you kept it classic! If you still read your comments, would you mind telling me where you got the sheet music? A website? A store? I'm not sure where to start with that, so I'd love to know where you got yours! Thank you!

    1. Hi Rachel! I believe we got most of the sheet music from… My husband was the one to design them so I don't exactly remember how he did it… He also might have just done a google image search for the song title and sheet music. For example "Where or When sheet music. Hope that helps! Good luck!

    2. Thank you so much! And thanks for the inspiration! :D


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