4 Tips for Table Numbers at Weddings

What will your table numbers look like? What kind of table number holders will you use? Before you pick out the perfect table numbers for your wedding, read this post! We’ve gathered four of the most important tips for table numbers at weddings to ensure guests will take notice of your selection. Plus, you can win table number (or photo) holders for your own soirée. Read on for the full scoop!

Table Numbers at Weddings

1. Add your own personalized twist.

Creativity is key! When you incorporate things, places, or hobbies you love, guests get a sneak peek into your unique story. For instance, consider using some of these wedding table name ideas instead of ‘numbers’ for a punch of personalization.

Table Numbers at Weddings

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2. Incorporate your theme.

Planning a beach wedding? Use beach inspired table numbers for your reception tables.

Table Numbers at Weddings

1 – sea urchin table numbers | eco-lectic events
2 – starfish beach table numbers | expressions floral
3 – nautical knot table number holders | karen’s wedding shop
4 – seashell beach table number | gallery360
5 – sailboat table numbers | third cloud to the left

Wine wedding theme? Here are a few inspiring finds…

Table Numbers at Weddings

1 – wine bottle sign holder | homes and weddings
2 – tall table number holder | dr. marvelous
3 – wine table number sign | simply glass
4 – kraft table number wine bottle wraps | golden silhouette

3. Make sure the table numbers stand upright.

Your table numbers should stand out and be upright on their own. While leaning a table number against your centerpiece can work, in outdoor weddings (or if the centerpiece isn’t strong enough) your table numbers can fall down. A table number set against a picture frame with a stand is one easy way to ensure your table number stays put.

Table Numbers at Weddings

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4. Don’t forget escort cards!

And, last but not least, don’t forget escort cards for guests! An escort card tells a guest where to be seated upon entering the reception. If you need escort card display ideas, you can find twenty-five of them here!

Win Table Number / Photo / Sign Holders for your Wedding!

Beach-loving brides: this one is for you! Enter for a chance to win twelve starfish and pearls table numbers by Expressions Floral. These table number holders are perfect for a beach wedding and can hold pictures, table numbers, or signs. One winner will receive 12 holders (number, container, and gems not included). Prize value: $87. No cash value. Enter between 11/21-11/27/13 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected on 11/28. Winner announced on post and contacted via email. Winner must respond within 72 hours. Winner must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Shipping included to U.S. only. Use entry form below to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!

Happy Planning!


What tips for table numbers at weddings would YOU share? What questions do you have?

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Jo Bayliss
June 22, 2015 9:56 am

Thanks for linking to my website! I love creative table number signs, my favourite so far from a client has been a guessing game kind of thing with the clues being on the table plan and then people have to guess which table is the answer!

November 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Yup, table “names” instead of numbers are a wonderful idea. I went to this wedding where table names were titles of their favorite Beatles songs. I was seated at Across the Universe. :)

November 21, 2013 4:36 pm

So THRILLED to see this feature. Thanks very much for including one of my contributions to wine event decor here. I LOVE the knot holder.

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