One of the most exciting things about planning your wedding is deciding on the theme, colors and look and feel of your dream day. As a crafter, there are so many great ways to incorporate special touches and also add a fun experience for your guests. That is why I adore creating special Wedding Table Numbers. Oh, and it doesn’t have to be a number, does it?
Great Beginner Craft
DIY wedding table numbers are a great beginner craft since most likely you will only have to make 20 at most. Unless you come from a culture like mine, Puerto Rican. We have to invite everyone and their mother, even if we’ve never met them. But because it’s your mom’s friend’s, 2nd cousin’s co-worker, we can’t leave them out…sorry Mom.
So, whether you’re having a casual wedding or a big shindig, table numbers are a great way to make sure everyone lands at the table they’re supposed to. And, if you don’t want to use your venue’s table numbers, you don’t have to.
Here are 7 ideas on how you can add a little pizzazz to your tables and give them the personal touch.
Tip: If you’ve selected a theme or specific color scheme for your wedding, make sure your wedding table number design coordinates with the overall look and feel you selected for your table decor.
7 Styles of Wedding Table Numbers
Numbers are the traditional way of setting up wedding table assignments. However, they don’t just have to be a number on a card, you can get creative with them.
Make a cutout of the number and attach to your centerpiece. Just make sure the color of the cardstock or glitter paper you use stands out.
Use shapes in different sizes and patterned paper to add some interest to your table number.
For the pastel, more romantic themes. You can design your numbers with a pretty watercolor flower as an accent.
Hint – this is one of the downloadable pfd files I mentioned earlier. These are 4.5″ x 5.5″ Click Here to Download.
For garden parties or brunch reception, add a little color to your card and accent with a floral spray design.
Hint: This pfd file is also available for download. These are 4.5″ x 5″. Click Here to Download
Like I mentioned, your wedding table numbers don’t always necessarily have to be a number. For my wedding we used one word, LOVE. However, each table had the word Love in a different language. It was so fun to see guests try and guess the language and by the end of the night they were going to each other’s tables looking at the word and learning something new.
This is a great way to get your guests or new family members, who may have never met, to mingle with each other.
Oh Paris! Favorite destinations or vacation spots are also a fun way to personalize your tables. This can be where you’ve traveled to or places you’ll see while on your honeymoon.
Tip: I had my Cricut draw the backgrounds on the Love and Paris signs and added the words in vinyl…yes, I said vinyl on cardstock…Who Knew??
The hottest trend right now are the painted watercolor designs on acrylic. I decided to test this out. It was actually fun, and a little messy. But what’s the fun of being creative if you don’t get your hands dirty or find vinyl stuck to your foot, or child or pet every once in a while.
For the life of me I couldn’t find a tutorial video on how to do this acrylic design, so I winged it and decided to videotape the process for you. My first time doing this, so I’m kind of happy how it came out. The blue was done with acrylic paint and took way too many coats to cover (like 100…just kidding but seriously like at least 5 with an hour drying time). The pink is with chalk paint and that was soooo much easier and covered quickly.
If this is the style you decide on, make sure you test different methods before committing to one. The good thing is that both of these types of paints are washable, so you can test different colors and styles and keep washing it with water until you find the color and paint you like.
As you can see your choices can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. It all depends on how much time and patience you have. Other ideas I thought you could use are:
1. Favorite books
2. Favorite TV Shows or Movies
3. Favorite Movie Quotes – “You Had Me at Hello”, Jerry Maguire or “I’ll Never Let Go”, Titanic
4. Baby Pictures of the 2 of you at the different ages based on the Table Number. This would be a nice way to get your parents involved and they would love to share your most embarrassing baby pictures.
Note: Here are some other great ideas from Martha Stewart Weddings.
The point is to make it meaningful and unique to the two of you. Your guests will love it and they can actually serve as icebreakers for those who have never met.
If you create any of my projects, I would love to see a picture and if you share on social media you can use the hashtag #Acraftylatina. Don’t forget to subscribe above, files #3 and #4 are available for download in my resource library, and so much more.
As always, remember to Do What You Love & Love What You Do. Please feel free to comment or ask any questions below.