So many things to manage for a wedding! For sure, you want your guests to have a good time. That may involve mixing and mingling or letting old friends have mini-reunions. Because it’s your party – you get to choose! Your table decorations can tell your guests a little about you. We’ve rounded up some great ideas that you can create or recycle! We’ve Got Your (Table) Number!
You want family together (or not!). And maybe certain friends to be able to sit together (or not!). With these thoughts in mind, you work up a seating chart for the reception. There are so many fun ways to communicate which table to sit at, while providing great decorations on the tables.
Purchase or make rounds of wood for a more rustic or outdoorsy look, and wood burn the table number and place on a stand or cut flat on the bottom so it stands up.
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Who says table numbers have to be sequential, or even numbers? Check it out!
Want flowers on every table? You can easily tuck a number into the arrangement, either a real number or nice calligraphy card with the table number. Planning It All has some great rustic ideas.
Give everyone something to talk about! Make tent cards for each table with pictures of the bride and groom growing up and overlay a number. This will give conversation starters for each table. A twist on this is to have pictures of the bride and groom at each age, if possible. Here’s an example for table #3 with pictures of the bride and groom when they were three. Something Turquoise shares her tips on this DIY project.
Buy some small picture frames at your local dollar store or craft shop, then spray paint them a color in your wedding theme. Then buy some colored paper and insert the frames with the table number. Events by Satra used gold frames and lettering – very beautiful!
Style Me Pretty shared table numbers with meanings as a fun way to communicate table seating without telling your family they are relegated to table #17.
NolaGoatGirl shared her custom ceramic centerpieces on CreateWhimsy.com They selected some of their favorite things (this one is Dr. Seuss), making each table unique and certainly giving everyone something to talk about!
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