Escort cards are only half the equation when it comes to getting guests to their assigned reception seats. To help everyone settle in seamlessly, you’ll have to make it easy for them to find said seats once they have their assignments. Wedding table numbers (or names or themes, if you’re feeling extra-creative) that mark each designated seating section are best when they’re ultra-eye-catching. They should also feel personalized to you as a couple – just like the rest of your event! Luckily, “unique” doesn’t have to translate to “hard to execute.” We’ve pulled the following wedding table number ideas straight from some of the most creative real weddings. And to show you just how simple they are to recreate, we’ve found similar items you can buy on the spot or easily DIY.
Wooden Table Numbers
Get table numbers that stand tall all on their own with these natural wooden stumps that do just that. We love the idea for a fall, winter or otherwise rustic wedding. To DIY, just collect some lumber and paint the numbers on yourselves. Or, buy a premade option – like the engraved option below.
Geometric Table Numbers
Consider yourselves a contemporary couple? Try hexagonal wedding table numbers that look just like these. They’re chic, artsy and unique. The versions below come with or without wooden stands and you get to pick the lettering color.
Agate Table Numbers
There’s no doubt about it: This wedding’s agate table numbers rocked. Love the look? Purchase your slabs then find table number stands to hold them. From there, you can handwrite the numbers or commission a calligrapher for the penmanship. That said, there’s always the option to purchase pre-numbered agate slices and coordinating wedding table number holders.
Neon Light Table Numbers
It looks like these two found their lobster! (Friends, anyone?) We’re obsessed with neon wedding decor, including eye-catching wedding table numbers. Ready to replicate the idea? First, make sure your venue setup allows you to hide (and plug-in) any necessary wires. Then, shop for affordable standing lights that speak to you. (FYI: Target sells a bunch that you can buy in bulk or mix and match.) Bonus points if you keep them or give them as fun wedding party gifts postwedding!
Chalkboard Table Numbers
You can’t go wrong with cute chalkboard signs. These all-in-one table numbers and table number holders prove it. Some Shop sells a bunch of similar options for any casual or rustic-chic event. From there, just buy the chalk!
Acrylic Table Numbers
Acrylic signs are also taking the wedding world by storm. And are you really surprised? The minimalist look is equal parts dreamy and modern. We love the botanical accents on this real wedding’s table numbers so much that we found something ultra-similar on Etsy (right down to the wooden stand!). You can even customize the text color and holder colors.
Mirror Table Numbers
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what are the prettiest table numbers of all? Perhaps these geometric stunners are the answer. Go hunting for vintage mirrors you can paint and display with table number holders, or buy a set of the below, which look near-identical to the ones pictured. You can get them as either silver or gold table numbers and they come with coordinating stands.
Wine Bottle Table Numbers
Vino-themed wedding table numbers? We’ll toast to that. These wine bottles were decorated with custom stickers, which some sells a ton of. As for the bottles? Save the ones you drink while wedding planning – because planning goes well with a good glass of wine.
Playing Card Table Numbers
Playing cards work with so many themes, especially with all the themed decks out there. This wedding went with a whimsical, vintage event design. Check out those key table number holders! Color us impressed. Now impress your guests by replicating the look. Pro tip: Give attendees matching card decks as wedding favors so they’ll never forget your amazing decor.
Watercolor Table Numbers
This seaside wedding featured gorgeous watercolor table number cards fastened to seashell stands. It’s a foolproof combination for any oceanic event, and also really easy to replicate.
Scrabble Table Numbers
Talk about a genius idea – especially for wordsmiths. To create your own playful Scrabble-inspired table numbers, crowdsource pieces from the actual game. Or, shop for imitation pieces in bulk on Amazon. (Because Amazon really has everything.) Just make sure you have enough letters to spell out all your wedding table numbers. Also ensure that your letters fit into the stands you buy.
Driftwood Table Numbers
Ahoy, nautical brides and grooms. How cute is this sailing-inspired table number? The handmade decor pieces were designed using fabric, paint, a dowel, driftwood and twine. Don’t feel very crafty? Don’t worry. Buy the super-similar sailboat table numbers below.
Plate Table Numbers
Here’s another wedding table number idea that requires a little crowdsourcing (or estate/garage/yard sale browsing). Collect fine china or any other cool plates and customize them with stickers. (We prefer removable labels to paint so you can reuse the dinnerware.) The result will be elegant or eclectic table numbers just like these.
String Art Table Numbers
Feel free to make string art table numbers yourself – that’s what this planner did! It could even turn into a fun wedding party bonding activity. Otherwise, commission the too-cool, bohemian table numbers from an artist.
Growler Table Numbers
This idea is perfect for a brewery wedding or a couple who just really likes craft beer. Similar to the wine bottle idea above, all you have to do is collect a few growlers and customize them with numbers. In this case, vinyl decals work great. And again, they make excellent take-home gifts for the couple or their wedding party.
originally posted on theknot.com by Emily Platt