Rustic Table Numbers, Copper and Gray Color Palette

Let’s Talk Table Numbers

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I have relatively easy one for you guys today…

As you may have suspected, table numbers are used to identify the table so your guests can find their seats. Some people get creative and use names of places or things that are significant to them instead of numbers. Regardless of which type you choose, the cards should be large and legible so that they can be easily spotted as guests enter the room.

Hold on a sec!

First, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. I know some of you are asking, “Doesn’t my venue provide table numbers?!?” While that’s true in some cases, there are a couple things to consider…

1. IF your venue does provide table numbers, they most likely won’t match all the other elements that you’ve put so much thought into. Imagine your beautiful rose gold menus and soft ivory linens accented with a bulky black table number on stark white paper. Yikes!

2. Think of this as another way to add a little more style to your day. When I attend a wedding, I love seeing the table numbers depict vacation spots the couple visited, explain their love story, or simply sit in frames that will most likely decorate the couple’s home after the big day.

Now that we’re past that, there are a few options to discuss. We, of course, love brainstorming, but I also recommend chatting with your florist about the table numbers since you’ll want them to compliment the centerpieces in both scale and style.

Flat Card

This pretty little square is a flat card. In this case, it’s tucked into a stand but these can also be sized to fit a standard frame. Also, see what I mean about the matching menus 🙂


Tent Card

Tent cards stand alone so you can skip the frame or stand. We love to use an accent color to help them pop off the (usually) neutral linens.


“Doesn’t my venue provide table numbers?!?”


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xoxo, Fat Cat

ps: In case you're asking about those other little special details like cocktail napkins and favor tags, here's the post for you!

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