(Closed) Help me brainstorm – quick but pretty table numbers

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love the simple look of a really simple A4 piece of paper with the number printed out on it put in a stunning frame. 

Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really love the idea of a picture of you and your Fiance holding numbers in a pretty frame. I’m going to hit up some thrift shops and find some antique looking frames and paint them either dark brown or gold.

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we printed out numbers and a quote about love in a script-y font onto 4×6″ paper and cut a slit in the top of champagne corks to display them. everyone loved their quotes at their table…

Post # 7
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It depends on what your theme is.. but I love the idea of nailing or screwing wooden numbers (like those you can get at the hardware store) onto a backer for a picture frame– you can paint them or use a background that coordinates to your event. 

But just printing numbers and putting them in a frame woule be even easier and the table number is a pretty small detail no one will remember anyways (IMO).  So, I’d do whatever was most cost effective for your budget and the least amount of stress.

Post # 9
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Numbers photo-shopped onto your e-pics would look great.

Style Me Pretty’s newsletter had a great idea .

For our very first newsletter we went straight to the creative ladies at Posh Paperie for a clever (and super doable) DIY that will really kick things off right. We have a serious soft spot for all things vintage-chic and this crafty table number idea totally fits the bill. Captured beautifully by Jackie Wonders, this is one DIY that could work for countless occasions. Swap out the numbers for letters and you get another personalized touch perfect for a birthday, anniversary, or shower. No question this one will have you looking smart.

– House Number(s): found at a hardware store or online for more vintage options
– 2 screws
– screwdriver
– vintage books

To Assemble:

Step 1: {prep} Remove pages from vintage book
Step 2: Place the House Number in the middle of the cover of the book
Step 3: Screw the House Number into book cover using screwdriver 
Step 4: Repeat with other numbers to coordinate with number of tables at event
Tah-Dah! So easy right?!?

Annnnddd, there’s a bonus… you already have all the supplies you need to create a perfectly coordinated menu stand. Just use the inner pages from book and fold each page in half towards the center of book. Next, lay it down so the pages “fan” out. Finally, just pop your menu right in the middle of the book page “fan” and you are D.O.N.E.

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee

We took black and white photos of the city the wedding was in (just found them on the internet) and converted them to black and white and adjusted the scale to it was a light grey color. I then just downloaded a pretty font from DaFont.com and in black typed over the photo “Table 1”. I printed them and put them in gold frames from the dollar store. The whole thing cost me $20. Please don’t stress too much you will be having too much fun (and so will your guests) to notice the table nos too much!!!!

Post # 11
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Quickest thing I can think of: print out black and white #’s on card stock – even the small flash card size would work (if not lined)!  choose different fonts for a cool look or if you have a logo/monogram/anyd uniformed icon print that in the corner/border/background etc.  make them all the same or each slightly different!  They don’t have to be fancy – just proped up next to a centerpiece or in a little card stand (rentable).  You don’t have to buy anything expensive or be super creative – use your wedding colors to match or just black or brown as an accent color.  If you have extra stationary from invites/menus etc use that. 

ours were all random that we just photoshopped real quick.  we used random paper I had collected from getting samples of stationary.

Post # 12
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We used wine bottle labels! I ordered mine off esty but you could easily make them yourself. Here is a pic of one sitting on the table. 


Post # 13
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We took red posterboard (one of our wedding colors) and then printed on white paper our tables numbers with e-pics and put the white pieces with the red backing in those tall metal stands (white paper was one both side of red so you could see it from each direction).

The white papers had an e-pic on the left half and the number on the right half (side-by-side).  Super easy and cheap and took a couple hours to put together (if that).

Post # 14
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@oracle: Not sure if you checked out my post that I linked to but in case you did: We photoshopped our numbers in! Took no time at all and you couldn’t tell the difference. It just felt a little weird walking around the park doing a photoshoot with a blank white sign is all…

We bought the white cardstock at Michaels for $3.00

๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!

Post # 16
5 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

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