Table Signs guest blog post from Simply Bridal
Table signs are one of my favorite parts of table decor. The place setting and centerpieces have their own perks, but I love how creative you can get with table signs. Before we get started, I want to lay a few ground rules.
Rule #1: It must be easily visible. I recently saw a wedding where the table numbers were on spoons. Adorable, but I guess a lot of people had a hard time finding their tables.
Rule #2: It must be easily breakable. This goes for centerpieces as well. You don’t want a stray bump of the table to leave a mess of shattered glass.
Rule #3: I think the hallmark of a good table sign is that it’s multifunctional. For example, it is the centerpiece or neatly incorporated within it.
This ensures that your numbers are visible from multiple angles, not just from head on. While I’ve seen a lot of paper mache and wooden numbers, I really adore the pop-up book effect of this table number from Etsy.
2. The Floral Aspect
OnceWed recently featured a wedding where tin cans had been multipurposed as table numbers. While they had a nice bunch of flowers besides the can, I think they would have looked equally lovely in it. Just be sure that the number is high enough that it won’t be blocked by chairs, cups, or glasses. You can also have the number etched onto the pot.
3. Needle Arts
If you’re savvy with a needle, you can embroider your numbers onto small embroidery hoops. However, even if you’re not so good with needle and thread, you can always purchase iron ons for a whimsical and rustic effect.
Candles are one of my favorite types of centerpieces. Not only is candle light romantic, warm, and simple, but it’s also flattering. You can either encase your candles in a numbered glass lantern or draw or glue the numbers onto the actual wax.
5. Beverage Service
I think signs that are part of or on top of wine bottles or pitchers as a great table number idea. Chalkboard paint is another great way to go!
About the Author:
Natalie Tsang is a freelance writer and editor of SimplyBridal’s blog. She was born and raised in California and is a hopeless romantic. She dreams of a rustic, whimsical wedding.