30 DIY Wedding Table Number Ideas

Customize your reception by using stylish table numbers as a practical addition to your table's centerpiece and decor.

October 11, 2019
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Pretty in Mercury Glass

Bring big style to your reception tables with numbers that are just as pretty as the florals. Here, mercury glass numbers are used to accent a soft, seaside color palette. Creating your own mercury glass display might be easier than you think — if you can find glass or acrylic numbers, you can achieve this faux-paint effect.

GET THE HOW-TO: Create Your Own Mercury Glass in Three Easy Steps

Print It

Garden-inspired printed numbers from Rifle Paper Co. marked each dinner table at this warm and inviting fall wedding. The couple picked up a variety of vintage gold frames at flea markets and thrift stores to display the downloadable prints.

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Agate Accents

Naturally colorful, agate accents are all the rage right now. Incorporate these trendy rocks into your wedding decor as DIY table numbers by simply using a paint pen to sketch each table number on a store-bought agate slice.

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Contrast With Wood

Made from blocks of wood and paint, these simple number displays complement the wooden chairs while providing a rich, warm contrast to the misty gray linens.

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Part of the Centerpiece

Make your table numbers easy to locate by incorporating them into the centerpiece florals. Buy wooden numbers from the craft store, paint or embellish, then attach to a wooden dowel long enough to place in the arrangement.

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Trendy Chic

Invite your bridesmaids over a few weeks before the wedding for a craft night to make these custom, acrylic table numbers. Head to your local hardware or craft store and have them cut a sheet of acrylic down to 5x7 or 8x10 rectangles. Use a white paint pen to stencil or hand-letter numbers onto each rectangle. Add the completed acrylic table numbers to wooden block stands for rustic contrast or use a large frame as pictured above.

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Dollar Store Design

Effortlessly beautiful table numbers don't have to cost a fortune. To create this look, remove the backing from two dollar store picture frames and the glass piece from one of the frames. Write the desired number on one of the glass pieces. Place a sprig of greenery between the two glass pieces and secure the glass into one of the frames using the existing tabs. Create legs for the frame by attaching small dowels to the back side with hot glue.

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Upcycle With Ease

Grab a friend with basic hand-lettering skills and put them to work making what might possibly be the cheapest wedding table numbers of all time. Here, one-dollar glass pillar candles get a chic and decorative upgrade ideal for a warm, cozy table setting.

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Gilded Pages

Transform old, unused books into stunning gilded table numbers. Simply spray lightly with gold paint, then trace a white number onto the front of the book. Use extra tomes and pretty florals to complete the centerpiece.

Simple and Sweet

Got a printer? Great. Design these table numbers using your favorite font and word-processing software, print and display in a decorative holder.

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Inspired by Nature

This nature-inspired, moss-filled table display is full of earthy tones from the warm centerpiece arrangement to the chic table number made from vinyl decorations and cardstock.

Straight From the Heart

The groom and the father of the bride handcrafted these table number frames out of reclaimed wood, adding chic country style to the reception decor.

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The Next Chapter

Your wedding day is an important chapter of your life. Play on this theme by labeling each table as a chapter number — you could even include sweet framed pictures from different chapters of your and your sweetheart's lives.

Rustic Inspiration

Made from barn wood, house numbers and vintage doorknobs, these rustic table numbers are right at home at this country wedding.

For the Book Lover

Crafting table numbers from vintage books is a creative way to show off your love of literature while showing your guests to their seats.

Get the How-To: Make Wedding Table Numbers Out of Old Books

Country Chic

Simple wooden numbers on wooden picks are a fun way to number the tables at a rustic wedding. Placed in a colorful floral centerpiece, these make an easily recognizable and beautiful tabletop display. Design by Nicole Oliver

Wine Corks + Calligraphy

These custom calligraphy table numbers add a simple, elegant touch to a table. Using a wine cork as a stand for the table number is a creative and inexpensive way to add sophistication to your centerpiece. Design by Jane Dolan of Southern Calligraphy

Fashionable Frames

A simple, printed table number nestled beside the centerpiece gives subtle guidance for wandering guests. Frame, then place table number cards on a picture frame holder for stability.

Chalk Clips

Clipped to a potted plant, these table numbers add a whimsical touch to a rustic wedding. Design by Pattie Gowing of Charlie Chalk Designs

Upcycled Display

Vintage-style, flip-top decanters are easy to decorate and add charm to any table setting. Fill them with spring water, wine or juice to allow guests to serve themselves during the reception.

Get the How-To: How to Paint Numbers Onto Glass Bottles

Small But Mighty

Stenciled with a black table number, a small, painted metal garden marker makes a big statement in this pretty flower arrangement.

Effortless Elegance

This DIY project is as easy as it gets! Simply pick a font you love and print onto thick white card stock. Once your numbers are printed, cut out and fit the finished card into your floral centerpieces with a plastic card holder. Pro tip: If you're worried about your ability to cut in a straight line, most professional printing companies will laser cut your paper for pennies.

Chipboard Chic

Found at any craft store, these large chipboard numbers make a bold, pretty statement when propped against an elegant green and white floral arrangement.

Fabric Fun

Wrapped in fabric, this table number adds a pop of color to a table display. All numbers could be wrapped in the same color fabric or varying colors depending on the wedding style.

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Charming in Chalk

Use a simple chalk plaque to display table numbers. This is a low-cost option for sophisticated rustic style.

Wood You Marry Me?

Instead of using traditional numbers, name the tables around a specific theme. Cut from wooden logs, these tree-inspired table names are a creative way to show guests to their seats.

Glitter Accents

Whether you're having a New Year's Eve wedding or throwing a glitzy, black-tie affair, spice up your tabletop with glitter table numbers for a dazzling display. Design by Katherine Coe of GlitterBug Numbers

Tag It

Inexpensive gift tags make perfect DIY table numbers when draped around a simple mason jar arrangement.

Nautical Knots

For a beach or nautical-themed wedding, print table number cards and place in a coastal-chic rope knot. Design by Richelle Siatta of Pretty Chic SF

Around the World

Turn back time and share memories from favorite vacations and trips. Each table named by destination will be a fun way to engage guests as they reminisce about the past and celebrate the future on your special day. Design by Jones Street Press

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