(Closed) Do something special for table numbers or don’t bother?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are a ton on Pinterest that are super cute and would not take much time to do.

Or you could just pring some pretty numbers and put them in cute frames from the dollar tree.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think they need to be anything special as they are really just another project to complete. If you have the time you could do any number of things, but you can also just buy or print out some basic numbers and mount them on cardstock and use in table number holders. Ours were pretty simple for one wedding, and for the other I used large cast sand shells on stands.

Beach shell table numbers

table numbers

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wanted to do something interesting for table numbers too. I wound up spinning off of something DH’s cousin did at her wedding.

She and her Darling Husband are actors and met doing a Shakespear play, so all their tables were Shakespear characters.

I decided to make our tables different types of beer, because Fiance is a home brewer and really into craft beer.

I made the cards by copying the lable of each beer into word, and then added a brief description of each one. I printed 2 of each card and taped them back to back with a small dowel between them and stuck them in the empty bottle of that beer, which was filled half way with sand to weigh it down.

We even used a few of DH’s home brews. He made one just for the wedding called White Wedding Wit. It was a white ale, one of my favorite beers. We made the lable with a picture of Billy Idol. Laughing

Here’s a picture of one of our finished bottles.

I’ve seen this idea done a lot of different ways. People use different cities they’ve traveled to, sports teams, their favorite books, etc. It’s a great way to personalize your reception.

 ETA: Smyley, I love those sea shells! So cute.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like when people do the numbers in frames. Or you could easily go buy wood numbers and paint them. Or cover them with moss if you have any earthy elements in your wedding. What kind of theme is your wedding?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My table numbers literally took an hour from start to finish to make. (I had Fiance cut the old firewood, and I spray painted the numbers and glued them on) That said, I wouldn’t say they’re the one of the more important/memorable parts of a wedding, so I wouldn’t stress it too much!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Whatever you do, I think using bold clearly marked numbers is best. As a guest it can be annoying shuffling around trying to guess what theme your table is supposed to be. “Is this is seashell table? Or the Hawaiian table?”

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was planning on doing something cute, but ended up using numbers that the venue had.  What are you doing for a centerpeice? I had grand plans of wine bottles and picture frames, but didn’t have time to pull it together.  In the end I’m glad we didn’t do anything too crazy because we had beautiful flower centerpieces and I think it would have been too much.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KatyElle: I get your point, and even agree to an extent, and would have agreed 100% prior to our wedding. It probably did take people an extra minute to find their tables, but it takes me a while to find my table anyway half the time at weddings. Because even with numbers, if they’re too low, or hidden by a giant centerpiece it doesn’t matter what they are. lol!

While it probably didn’t matter to much to the guests what we had, and maybe even was annoying to some, I like that it was personal to us, and showed something of our (well DH’s) personality. We got a lot of compliments on them, and Darling Husband felt reprsented in the mix of all the other girly elements and decor. To each their own though.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Ms. Peach: I personally just like clearly marked table numbers. No offense to anyone who did otherwise, as a guest that’s what I prefer and not everyone has to agree ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I guess it depends how much else you have got to do in the 2 weeks you have left…
I did names of places that were special to us, and then a quick explanation on the back as to why. Each place had a different font which matched the table plan, which I hope made it easier for people to find their table. They were just printed on card and then cut out / glued together. Me and my Mum did them together in an afternoon. (sorry bad iphone pics)

Front

Back (Honeymoon was a surprise to me, hence the ????)

Table plan

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we’re not doing numbers but we haven’t decided what to do yet.

We’re thinking possibly trees (maple, elm, etc) or our favorite movies to make it a bit more personal–then we could have quotes of the movies on the tables. I’m not sure how well the movies would fit with our rustic theme though.

thoughts?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Roe: Our theme was fall/woodsy, and the beer stuff had nothing to do with that. It’s just personal to us, and incorporated something of Darling Husband into the decor. People appreciated that though, and I was surprised by how many comments/questions we got about them. 

If movies are your guys thing I would go with that. People will get a kick out of the quotes too. It’s a conversation starter for sure! You can make the cards to match your theme and flow with your decor.

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