Do you really need table numbers? Yes – and for more reasons than you may realize! Today we’ll tell you why table numbers are a must-have at your wedding reception. You’ll also find out what kinds of table numbers are available and how they are used. We’ve brought along some seriously creative table numbers to inspire you from ZCreate Design PLUS an awesome giveaway to win a set of your own! Read on to get started…
You Need Table Numbers — Here’s Why
What Are Table Numbers?
First, what is a table number? A table number is a type of signage used to identify a table. If you have twenty tables, your tables will be numbered from 1 to 20, with the first few numbers typically used as reserved tables for the bride’s parents, groom’s parents, and any other family members you wish to have seated in a reserved section.
Why Are Table Numbers Used?
Table numbers are used to make finding a table very easy for guests; it is also helpful for dismissing tables to the buffet line at dinner or for waited service to keep track of requests at specific tables.
Why You Need Table Numbers
• If you have assigned seating (with escort cards or a seating chart), table numbers are absolutely required. Guests will look for their seats based on the table number to which they are assigned.
• If you do NOT have assigned seating, we urge you to reconsider. Assigned seating will make your reception run much smoother. Pre-assigned seats also give guests the chance to mingle with other guests with whom they’d be a good fit, as well as make your guests feel more welcomed. Having a specific seat set aside for you always feels welcoming, doesn’t it?
What Kinds of Table Numbers Are There?
Table numbers used to exist solely as black-and-white numbers on flat paper, affixed to a number holder. While those are perfectly fine to use, they don’t really add much to your decor. With creative table numbers today, you can really make your decor pop! For example, these cursive table numbers made of wood can be affixed with a vase of flowers as a part of your centerpiece decor:
Another option is a free-standing table number style, which is made of wood or vinyl and shown below:
Here are more free-standing table numbers we’re loving from this shop:
Finally, table numbers aren’t limited to numbers alone! Couples are also using table names (see: 75+ Creative Table Names) instead of numbers, i.e. places you’ve visited together (Napa, Sonoma), honeymoon locations, flowers, book titles, song titles, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Giveaway: Win a set of table numbers!
Now that you know why you need table numbers and what kinds are available, we’ve teamed up with ZCreate Design to give away a set to one lucky bride-to-be! Details below:
➳ Win a set of table numbers from ZCreate Design!
o Giveaway dates: 3/16/16-3/24/16 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One set of table numbers (1-20) by ZCreate Design
About the Prize
Wedding table numbers are a fun and unexpected pop of personality for your wedding. Our freestanding, handmade wooden wedding table numbers are carved in wood and painted in your choice of color. Choose your font, your color, and your base style for truly unique wedding table numbers. Whether you are looking for a vintage and rustic feel or are searching for a modern edge, we can customize the perfect wedding table number set for your wedding decor. Put some personality into your wedding reception with our handmade wooden wedding table numbers!
Color Choices & Font Choices
SIZE: 5.5″ Tall Wooden Table Numbers on Bases – High Quality 1/2″ Thick Wood
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping: Free shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Prize value: $235 | No cash value
o Winner announced on 3/25/16 via email and on this page
o Winner must accept and have prize delivered within 1 year
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…
P.S. Do you have any questions about table numbers? Share them in the comments below!