sparkling gold table number sticking out from lush, bright floral centerpieces

When it comes to wedding table decor, the magic is definitely in the details. From place cards to votive holders, the tiniest things can have a tremendous impact on your decor.  Table numbers don't just direct guests where to sit, they also can add a bit of oomph to the tablescape around them. Here are some wedding table number trends to inspire your choices.

We all know that the last couple of years have been all about the golden glow. Why shouldn't your table numbers take part in this metallic craze?  Above, this sparkling gold number rises out of lush, colorful centerpieces, playing off of the gold chargers and uniting the color scheme.

For the same type of effect, but on a simpler scale, create a swath of greenery and flowers in the center of a long table. Tuck in your gold table numbers (below, left) and metallic candles to maximize the sparkler.  If you prefer to spell out your numbers, you aren't alone. Writing out the number allows one more calligraphy detail (below, right) at weddings were script or typography is a dominant theme.

simple gold table number with gold tablescape accents and pink flowers
 
gold table number in cursive calligraphy on high stand
photo table number of bride and groom at different ages

Another wedding table number idea is to incorporate nostalgia or humor. Above, this photograph table number trend is really gaining in popularity. Have a photo of both the bride and the groom at the age of each table number. Your Aunt Carol and PopPop will love telling the stories surrounding these photos to your college friends (in other words, you've been warned).

Are the two of you movie buffs?  Have famous quotes from your favorite movies serve as your table number, like these Napoleon Dynamite examples below.  Gosh!

quotes from Napoleon Dynamite used for table numbers
calligraphy table numbers in wine cork holders for vineyard wedding

Looking for an elegant table number option? Go simple with basic cards tucked into wine corks if you are having a wine-themed or vineyard event.  The picture perfect choice for a sophisticated garden wedding are these brush-lettered flat stones (below). Flip them over and use them in your own garden after the wedding.

stone with brush painted calligraphy for table number
vintage-inspired wood block table number
 
tea stained, vintage-inspired tag table number wrapped around baby's breath centerpiece

Get creative with mediums and formats. Above, this painted wood block table number fits in well with vintage and rustic weddings--especially those with deep color palettes. For a lighter touch, try tea-stained tag table numbers, tied to your centerpieces with twine or ribbon (above, left).

Or just embrace the purpose of the table number and get right down to business with this clipboard combo of program and menu (below).  Practical and cute? We're sold!

modern table number attached to clipboard with menu and reception program
string art table number on aqua painted wood block for crafty wedding

Are you one of those brides that really wants to embrace a little DIY craftiness? We totally understand. These whimsical table numbers using middle school art techniques are fabulous, fun, and colorful!

whimsical table number made with colorful iron-on beads
DIY retro table numbers in bright colors

Speaking of colorful, if you really want bold table numbers, use the brightest hues in your palette. Above, these ombre table numbers back a big burst of color and are super simple to make.  Below, especially if you want to break up long table with "separate" table numbers, use bright balloons with your numbers and weigh them down behind each section, helping people to find their place easily.

large round balloon table number with streamers
band names used as table numbers on Kraft paper card stock

Table numbers don't have to be actual numbers, use them to support your theme. The music wedding above used their favorite rock bands for their tables. Below, this travel-themed affair featured postcard-style destination names of all the places the couple had visited.

Paris postcard style table number in lieu of numbers for travel themed wedding

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