Table numbers are important, unless you intend to have ushers at your reception who will know exactly where to seat every guest, or you’re just letting your guests pick and choose where they prefer to sit.
They’re an easy way to tie in both the table’s identification and the theme of your wedding. If you’re on a budget, consider DIY’ing this, or delegating the task to your fabulous maid of honour or bridesmaids. The DIY option is particularly easy if you have a handyman at your beck and call – hubby, father, any of the in-laws?
We browsed the web and Pinterest, and found some delightful options that were easy to DIY with a little time and effort. Remember – it doesn’t need to be elaborate and expensive … but whatever you choose should marry with the venue and overall style of your wedding!
Don’t go for glitzy gold if you’re in a rustic barn setting … unless you have introduced other gold elements. In this case, have the gold but don’t go too ritzy!
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|Simple blocks of wood can be handprinted with each table number. Opt for a colour of wood your love, stain ordinary pine, or paint the base in a colour to suit your theme.|
|Fabulous logs from recent garden cuttings can be neatly sanded. The numbers can be simply added in paint or using a marker pen. For added oomph, if you have the know-how, burn the numbers into the top!|
|Make your table numbers from card by hand, print them on your computer on a stiffer stock or get them painted on either plastic, card or metal. Pop them into a cork that has been sliced half way through. If they’re top heavy, you may need to glue something like a toothpick to the back to act as a stand!|
|Wine bottles can do double duty … the guests can drink them while seated at the table if you provide them full, they can hold a candle if you have a stash of empty bottles (if not, it’s a good excuse to have a wee session and empty them!), or they can act as favours of guests to take home. In the latter case, you might want to make the table number a little smaller and add the guest’s name below. The labels can be printed on a home computer and simply pasted over the existing label.|
|Old jars, labels removed and thoroughly washed, can act as centrepieces and table markets. A simple card tag tied with hessian and loosely bunched flowers are all you need! The jars don’t need to match either!|
|Art supply and craft shops (like Spotlight) sell wooden numbers. Leave them bare, or spray them in a colour to suit your theme. These seen here have a handy base – if the ones you find don’t have a base already attached, simply purchase round wooden discs and hot glue them together!|
|These wooden numbers have longer stakes and are perfect for popping into vases or floral arrangements! Shop around on sites like Ebay and Easy and you’re bound to find them!|
|Simple textured paper tubes lit with a batter operated tea light. We wouldn’t recommend using a real tea light as your paper could catch fire! Buy some delish paper from a craft store (or handmade your own if you’re really crafty!), hold the tube together using a small amount of glue, then tie with a ribbon to match your theme. Use a marker pen to write the table number on neatly. Pop in the tea light and get someone to turn it on just before guests arrive.|