Table numbers: They're a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean they can't also be a stylish addition to your wedding reception. Of course, they have to serve their purpose of helping guests find their assigned seats, but when executed well, a table number be seamlessly worked into your décor while still directing guests where they need to go.
For the classic couple, an elegant, hand-written card with gold-foil touches looks sleek and enticing. Hosting more of a garden party bash? We love a clear glass bottle with table numbers written in scrawling calligraphy that reads as totally chic. If you are throwing a more rustic celebration, pretty greenery twisted into numbers will look fresh and bright against wooden tables.
The one important thing to remember when picking or designing your table number? You want it to be clear, legible, and easy for guests to notice. That doesn't mean the number needs to be glaringly large, but it does need to grab guests attention. Consider making your table numbers in a color that pops against your centerpiece and linens or visually (or spatially!) separated.
Whatever type of table number you select, just make sure you pick something that fits with your overall wedding style and will feel like an extension of your reception, not a strange addition.
Ready to start thinking up your own table numbers? Then click through to see more styles we love!
Photo: Foliage table numbers created by JL Designs.
Try Florals and Gold
Floral table numbers with gold foil details created by Julie Song Ink.
Experiment with Color
Pink watercolor table number with gold writing, created by The Weekend Type.
Have Fun with Monograms
Custom printed table numbers with animal-inspired monogram, created by Xander Keeping Design.
Hand-painted table numbers created by Sweet Paper.
Go with Nature
A rustic, wooden table number with custom calligraphy from T&S Craft.
A vintage-inspired cross-stitched table number created by Bri Bowers.
A moss table number created by Seasons in the Country.