Everyone wants their wedding to be something that lives long in the memory. Many brides are looking for something other than just a bog standard ceremony, adding in those special details that make it stand out. Wedding table numbers are one of the things where a bride can really let he imagination run riot. When budgets are tight, fun and interesting wedding table numbers can be cheap, yet also make a statement that expensive store bought decorations don’t. Here are 8 Unusual Ways to Display Wedding Table Numbers:
1. Wine Bottles
Well actually, any clear glass bottle will do. Use the body of the bottle to display the wedding table numbers. You can use stick on numbers of any sort, paint, even glue and glitter. To take it one step further - fill the bottles with water tinted to match your color theme using food coloring.
2. House Number Tiles
Ceramic tiles painted with house numbers are readily available in DIY and home stores. There’s a good range of styles so there should be ones suitable to use as wedding table numbers whether you’re having a rustic themed wedding or an incredibly elegant do. Larger sized tiles can be held on plate stands. With smaller ones you will need to use your imagination to elevate them from table level.
If you are having a garden or beach ceremony and the theme is carried through to your reception area, smooth pebbles make an excellent and unusual choice for wedding table numbers. Create the numbers with enamel paint or again, glue and glitter. Make sure the pebbles are smooth though.
4. Chair Tags
This will only work if you have chairs that do not have solid backs, so check your venue seating before deciding to use chair tags to display your wedding table numbers. You can really go to town on this one. They can be as large or small as you want them to be. All manner of materials can be used from luggage tags to your own printed sheets. Create the numbers from anything you like to from beautifully calligraphy to stick ons. Beautiful ribbons or simple string mean the tag can swing gracefully from a chair finial or open slat. You can even include the guest name.
5. House Numbers
The art of using everyday objects in unexpected settings is what makes something unusual and memorable. House numbers that are intended to be screwed on doors can be employed in all sorts of ways to create wedding table numbers. The great thing about them is that they all have screw holes, the top one of which can be used to thread ribbon, lace etc. Attach them to bottles, hang them around small pails holding posies, attached them skewers and stick them in something befitting your décor. The only limit is your own creativity.
6. Polystyrene Balls
Balls of all sizes are available from craft shops. If you are imaginative, you can run riot with ideas to use polystyrene balls to display your wedding table numbers. Dip them, paint them, sculpt them, cover them – that’s just the start. You can decorate them however you like. Stick them on a wooden or metal skewer or even knitting needle and then into something to hold them. They are really versatile and very cheap.
7. Picture Frames
Stand up photo frames also present an infinite number of possibilities for presenting wedding table numbers. Choose frames that fit your chosen colors or go for glass clip frames without borders. What you put in the frames is once again down to your fertile imagination. Make use of your computer to create pictures, numbers, and messages. Use photographs and add numbers. Visit craft shops to examine the huge range of formats for numbers – felt, plastic, wooden, porcelain, metal, ceramic, wire … the list goes on. Your background can be anything – the only limit is the depth of your frames.
8. Scrabble Tiles
Using scrabble tiles to spell out wedding table numbers is such a fun idea. You might need rather a lot of tiles though. Stick the letters together to form the words and then think of interesting ways to display them. I like the idea of sticking them to the front of old books. You know those antique ones with plain bindings and no pictures on the front; you can pick them up very easily from thrift shops, garage sales and flea markets. Fan them slightly so they stand up. Just hope that no-one is so bored they start reading the books!
That’s just a few ideas but I hope I’ve got you started thinking about fun, imaginative and unusual ways you can display your wedding table numbers. Do let us know about yours.
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