Gone are the days of using paper place cards to number your tables at your wedding. Nowadays there are so many different and unique ideas that almost anything goes with a little creativity. Even if you’re having an nontraditional wedding that’s themed you can guarantee that you will find a new unique way to denominate your tables.
1. If you and your soon to be husband are music lovers consider using old 45 records as table numbers. You can use cardstock and modge podge to cover the label area and add your own numbers.
2. Are the two of you a traveling couple? Use postcards of different destinations and have your table named instead of numbers. For example the ‘Big Apple’ (New York) can feature a photo made into a postcard with the two you at a historic landmark of NY or a a regular postcard. Use acrylic frames to hold the postcards in.
3. Are you marrying your childhood sweetheart or someone who grew up in the same town as you? A really unique idea is to name your tables by the names of the streets in your neighborhood. Not only will it bring back a nostalgic moment to your guests but it will also allow your wedding to be truly your own.
4. Don’t pass up the paper maiche numbers at your local craft store. These can be painted with variegated leafing to give them a antiquated look step out of the box and use them as a mold to create cement numbers that are more sturdy and stand alone on your tables and can be painted any color you desire using spray paint. For an easy tutorial to create concrete numbers just click here.
5. If your wedding is country chic, you can use old pieces of barn wood or a weathered pallet and paint on your numbers with a rustic white paint. Use mason jars to lean numbers up against. You can also use pieces of round logs to get the same effect.
6. Do both your families have tons of pictures of when you two where young? Put all those photos to good use. Make a collage of the two of you at each age that corresponds with your table using clip art and a paint program. If you don’t have one you can download GIMP for free or use an online photo editor like PicMonkey.
7. For an elegant touch to a nighttime wedding how about using luminaries to number your tables? You can make your own luminaries using balloons and wax (directions here) or more traditionally with brown bags that can be printed with the table numbers and even your names.
8. If you’re having a beach wedding, use glass bottles filled with beach sand or small seashells corked with a number charm pendant around the neck as a way to number your tables. Anthropologie has The Collector’s Charm that are a perfect pair to your bottles.
Do you have any unique ideas for numbering your tables? Leave a comment below!
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