Are you looking for wedding table numbers (also known as table cards) for your wedding? You’ve likely seen table numbers at weddings, but do you really need them? Yes! Today we’ll tell you why you need table numbers, show you a few table card examples, and tell you where to buy numbers that look absolutely stylish. Take a look!
Why Do You Need Wedding Table Numbers?
The table cards we’re sharing with you today are from Z Create Design. They make some of the prettiest wedding table numbers we’ve ever seen! In this post, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted or needed to know about placing numbers on tables at weddings. From shiny gold table numbers to matte to free-standing table numbers, you’ll find it all right here. Who knew there was so much to it?! ;)
What Are Table Numbers?
First, what is a table number? A table number is, at its very basic form, 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. Usually, tales with the lowest numbers are seated closer to the bride and groom (whether seated at a head table or sweetheart table).
The first few tables — depending on how many are seated at your round tables or how big your immediate family is — are generally reserved for your immediate family members and your groom’s immediate family members. This would typically include table numbers 1 through 2, or even 3 or 4. Parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. are generally seated in these tables. It’s a nice gesture and really makes your immediate family at the center of the reception happenings: they can easily see you during dinner and toasts, hear everything clearly, and be in optimum seats for taking photos.
Why Are Table Numbers Used?
A table number makes finding a table very easy for guests. In addition, 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 Do You Need Table Numbers
• If you do NOT have assigned seating, we urge you to reconsider. Assigned seating will make your reception run much smoother. 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 Wedding Numbers Are Available?
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 cards today, you can really make your decor pop! For example, these cursive table cards are actually made of wood. They can be affixed with a vase of flowers as a part of your centerpiece decor.
Another option are free-standing table numbers, made of wood or vinyl. These table numbers are shown below.
Here are more free-standing table numbers you’ll love.
Finally, a table number doesn’t even have to be a number! Couples are also using creative table number ideas, too, such as table names (see: 75+ Creative Table Names) instead of numbers. Some examples include places you’ve visited together (Napa, Sonoma, etc. are great for a wine themed wedding), honeymoon locations, flowers, book titles, favorite sports teams, song titles, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Where to Buy Table Numbers
If you like the table numbers we’ve shared with you today, you can buy yours at Z Create Design! They’re amazing to work with and their products are beautiful. Check them out in their shop or visit The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.
We hope this answered your question on why you need numbers on tables at your reception. But if you have any additional questions on wedding table cards, numbers, or anything else, let us know in the comment box and we’ll swoop in to help! We’re here to help with the best wedding planning tips!