ENTERTAINING | Wedding Table Numbers

Let's face it, whether you're having a low-key backyard wedding, eloping at the beach or hosting a 400-person wedding fit for royalty, trying to coordinate all of the details can seem daunting.  As I help my step-sister (and friend!) plan her November wedding, I'm tackling some smaller projects which will hopefully lessen her planning burden. Today, we are talking table numbers. Who knew there were so many creative options just to get guests to their seats!?

Image sources from top left:  Sarah Winward | Martha Stewart Weddings | Style Me Pretty 100 Layer Cake

I love the idea of incorporating different styles into the feel of your wedding; which also applies to table settings and numbers, as I'm never a fan of going overboard with any one motif or theme. I'm currently obsessed with the idea of wooden blocks with clean metal numbers attached, a rustic modern twist.  Coincidentally, my step-sister's wedding happens to be at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, where the lobby and entrance architecture is inspired by the Guggenheim Museum. As you walk in the modern aura hits you right away, but once you arrive to the third floor event space, the vaulted wood ceilings are reminiscent of an old yacht.  Blending these two styles seems to coordinate perfectly with the venue and table settings. This can also make for an easy and fun DIY. (enter Home Depot & father of the bride or groom with a hand saw!)

Depending on your venue, theme, color scheme, etc., there are so many beautiful options that can add character to your tables and centerpieces. The hand-painted constellation plate and gilded gem stone as seen above are so unique they will also become a conversation piece at each table. 

You can also mix and match any of these options - why not add some sentiment by mounting an old photo onto a wooden block or placing it into an industrial gold frame?  Do you and your fiancé collect things? A table number can be added to anything sentimental or meaningful to you, just like the charming gold dinosaur below.  

What styles do you like best? Would you mix and match any? Let me know your thoughts - and cheers to landing at the 'fun' table!