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Creative Ideas for Numbering Wedding Reception Tables

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If you are planning a wedding reception with a seating chart, the tables will need to be labeled so that everyone can easily find their spots. You can go all the way and assign each seat with place cards or simply assign groups of people to a specific table with escort cards or a centrally posted seating chart. 

Both of those styles require you to have each table labeled with a number, a name, or some type of reference that helps guests know which table is which. has a few fun ideas for you in today's blog. 

Sweet & Simple

You don't have to put a whole lot of time and thought into this aspect of the wedding decorations if you don't want to. Simply having a sign with a number printed on it gets the job done and you can spend more time making other parts of the wedding unique. Our online wedding store has many lovely pre-printed options to match just about every type of wedding style. 

Frame the Information

Frames are another wonderful way to display each table's information. In place of simple numbers, you might consider using photographs of the two of you holding giant numbers. (Numbers can easily be added to pictures with photo-editing tools.) Another fun idea is to use photographs of the two of you at different ages in your life that match the table's number.   

Incorporate the Centerpiece

You can let the table centerpieces do double-duty as a part of the décor and your table labeling system. For example, wrapping the table number around a candle, a vase, or even a bottle of wine that the guests at that table will be sharing looks nice. It's also a wonderful way to save space on a crowded table. 


Theme the Tables

If you're the type of couple that wants to get creative and go beyond just numbers at each reception table, you might consider giving each one a theme. For example, you could name the tables after places you have visited or would like to visit. Another idea is to use a different type of flower or a specific color to designate the different tables. If your wedding already has an overall theme, find ways to incorporate elements that match that for the table names.  

These fun ideas from our online wedding store should get your own creative ideas flowing. Once you decide on a plan for numbering the reception tables, you should be able to find the items you need to implement that plan beautifully among our many wedding decorations and accessories.

You will also find matching escort cards, place cards, additional wedding table decorations, and so much more! Browse our gorgeous wedding items online and be inspired to create the wedding you've always dreamt about! 


~The Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant 

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