The seating arrangement can prove to be the most stressful part of your reception. There will always be those two guests that can't be at the same table or the three that absolutely need to sit next to each other. While we can't guarantee everyone will be happy with their seat placement, at least we can distract them with pretty things on the table. Here are four gorgeous and unique table number ideas.
Combine wood, succulents, and votive candles for beautiful rustic table numbers that double as centerpieces. Both options are easily DIY-able. They are perfect if you prefer minimalism but don't want to lose out on style because they make for a clutter free tablescape. Also, because succulents require virtually no care, these can be arranged days ahead of time (unlike flower arrangements) so that all you need to do on the big day is set on the tables. If you decide to forgo a florist for the reception, not having to put together arrangements day-of will be one less thing to stress about.
This is an incredibly budget-friendly option that doesn't cut back on aesthetic. Mason jars can be picked up at your local craft store for next to nothing. Grab some twine and paper tags while you're there. For a unique look, go for different colors. The blue-tinted mason jars remind me of beautiful pieces of sea glass. If you can't find those at a craft store, amazon sells them. Fill them with baby's breathe and you've got a gorgeous, light and airy arrangement.
Infuse a personal touch into your reception with photos of the bride and groom on each table. Print the pictures on card stock and set up on each table using clip photo holders. Organize the photos by age (left) or by the year the picture was taken (right) and use those as the table numbers. Guests will gush over the baby photos and silly pics will add an ice breaker for tables of guests that may not be familiar with each other.
Your wedding should be a reflection of your relationship and personalities. If both you and your spouse are literary fiends, create quirky centerpieces by stacking vintage books and setting the florals on top. Mark the tables with your favorite literary couples- Gatsby and Daisy, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Romeo and Juliet etc.
If you're known as the couple that considers your furry friend your first born, print out pictures of your pup with a numbered sign. Set the pictures up on clip photo holders and place on the tables. Your venue may not be pet-friendly but that doesn't mean Fido has to be left out of the day.
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