Today’s wedding trend has the bride paying attention to every detail. So, it is no surprise that the options are limitless for table numbers. Once a simple utilitarian object on the table, today’s table numbers are a creative expression to show that every detail was addressed.
There are so many great ways to transform table numbers into an object of creativity and fun, fitting in with your overall theme. We’d like to share some unique table numbers ideas that we love.
Vintage Inspired Wood Blocks by Lizzie & Company and Bubble Wrapp’d below. The block of wood is solid and will even stand up in the wind, which may be important if your reception is outdoors. They are available in custom colors.
Chalkboard by Let’s Talk Chalk. For a casual look, simply write the table numbers by hand. For use with regular chalk, sidewalk chalk, or non-toxic chalkboard markers. Contact them for custom shapes and sizes.
Wine Bottle Stickers: great for a winery wedding and for couples who care about being green. You can use recycled wine bottles and personalize them with labels by Creative Crabbe.
After the wedding, these bottles can live on as borders in your garden or even be transformed into candle holders or light fixtures. How’s that for multi-functional!
Crystal Place Card Holders are great for a delicate, feminine look. Be sure to use a small card because these holders can topple easily and are best when used with a 4X5 inch light stock paper such as Appleberryink.
There is also another alternative – skip the table number, and make each table a symbol or color. One example is mini cakes as centerpieces with specific cake topper at each table. For a recent wedding at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, our bride used symbols such as diamond ring, tea cup, key, etc. that had unique and special meaning to the couple. Great for theme weddings!
Another idea is to use the enormous 36″ balloons in different colors, created by Jihan Zencirli, The Master Balloon Trooper. The advantage is that the centerpiece also serves as a table designation, a cost saving move.
Whatever table number options you select, here is a tip for doing guest seating in a fast, and easy way:
- Write down the name of each couple or single guest onto an index card.
- Make groupings of 8-12 people, each grouping representing a table.
- Move the cards around until you have found the perfect arrangement to make your guests comfortable.