51 Unique Table Number Ideas for Wedding Receptions (and some DIYs)

Let your imagination fly when deciding which of these unique table number ideas you will use on your wedding reception.

Creative Disney table names by Disney Fairy tale weddings.

Creative Disney table names by Disney Fairy tale weddings.

If you are hosting a seated reception, adding numbering your tables is a smart choice. I know, I know, organizing seating charts is a pain in the neck but letting people sit wherever they please will make it harder for your servers to find who requested that vegetarian meal. 😉 If you don’t want to dictate where everybody should sit, you can do away with placecards but table numbers are a must. Besides, they are quite inexpensive and you can make them yourself.

There are lots of very creative table number ideas to name your wedding tables. You can pick from the traditional numbers, letters, places, or even countries as these table numbers or table identifiers will help your guests know where to sit. Remember this goal and do not make them too hard to find.

Wedding table numbers usually go next to the centerpiece, but this is not a must. You can place them inside of the centerpiece, on both sides of the table runners or floating above the table. After all, the trend is to capture the personality of the bride and groom.

The table number should match the overall style of the reception. You can use slates, wine bottles, metal table numbers, books as table numbers, but why not take a look at these unique table number ideas for wedding receptions?

Unique Table Number Ideas you can Steal

We know you are going to love these unique table number ideas. We know we did! Check out this calligraphy numbers over these adorable pears. Original and super affordable!

Unique table number ideas incorporating fruits. Captured by Jose Villa, Fine Art Weddings at Sunstone Villa Wedding.

Unique table number ideas incorporating fruits. Captured by Jose Villa, Fine Art Weddings at Sunstone Villa Wedding.

Let’s continue with another inexpensively crafted table numbers on stones. When it comes to wedding table decor, the magic is definitely in the details. Perfect for garden weddings. All you need are flat stones, paint and a brush!

Stone with brush painted calligraphy for table number.

Stone with brush painted calligraphy for table number.

Use these beautiful hand painted Talavera tiles as table numbers for your fiesta or Spanish themed wedding to add originality to your decor.

Unique table number ideas: hand painted talavera tiles.

Unique table number ideas: hand painted talavera tiles by Vintage Baby Doll.

Two in one: Put flowers in a pitcher for a simple centerpiece/table number combination.

Delightful wedding hack for an original centerpiece/table number combo.

Delightful wedding hack for an original centerpiece/table number combo.

You can incorporate the coolest new trend in wedding floristry, nopales or cactus paddles as your table numbers!

The nopal or cactus paddle table numbers are a unique signage and decor idea.

The nopal or cactus paddle table numbers are a unique signage and decor idea.




Table Numbers for Beach Weddings

Keep your decor simple for your beach themed wedding. Create your own centerpiece/table number combos with floating candles, shells and votives. And here are a few beach table number ideas to get started.

Surfer couples check out this idea! It’s a wonderful way to include your passion to your reception.

Surfboard couples can add a personalized table number like this one from Etsy.

Surfboard couples can add a personalized table number like this one from Etsy.

Bring the tranquil ambiance of a tropical island or a lakeside retreat to your special day with these beach wedding table number ideas.

Seashell table number. Photographer: jason angelini photography.

Seashell table number. Photographer: jason angelini photography.

Starfish escort cards in aqua & coral for a beach wedding. Photographer: kml photography.

Starfish escort cards in aqua & coral for a beach wedding. Photographer: kml photography.

Bottles and Wine Bottles: Table Number Ideas to Uncork

A wine bottle makes a great vase or decoration piece on its own, so here are some great tips for decorating the bottle itself.

Wine bottles with fairy lights get the job done as table numbers, centerpieces and added sparkle.

Make your decor work for you as table numbers, centerpieces and fairy lights.

Make your decor work for you as table numbers, centerpieces and fairy lights.

With so many details, why not make a water bottle part of your romantic garden inspired tablescapes.

Stunning table number ideas for romantic summer weddings. Photography: Docuvitae.

Stunning table number ideas for romantic summer weddings. Photography: Docuvitae.

Darling table numbers that look amazing on beer growlers and turn into centerpieces!

Amazing table number ideas with beer bottles.

Amazing table number ideas with beer bottles.

Say “I Do” with a backdrop of vineyards on rolling hills, breathtaking and wine bottle table number to match!

Unique table numbers for outdoor wedding receptions.

Unique table numbers for outdoor wedding receptions.

Wooden Table Number Ideas from Rustic to Glam

Find the perfect way to direct guests to their tables and help them find their seats with a great selection of stylish wooden wedding table numbers. From traditional to gold or silver calligraphy wooden table numbers.Enjoy!

Make your wedding or party one for the books with these custom double-sided wooden table numbers with hand-painted modern calligraphy.

Wooden table numbers by K & J and Oaky Designs.

Wooden table numbers by K & J and Oaky Designs.

Fun and creative table numbers for rustic weddings.

Shabby chic wooden table numbers by Country Barn Babe.

Shabby chic wooden table numbers by Country Barn Babe.

Add some romance to your wedding with these unique laser cut hexagon shaped geometric style table numbers!

These hexagon table numbers in wood or painted or glittered in your preferred colors are a unique choice for your wedding table decor.

These hexagon table numbers in wood or painted or glittered in your preferred colors are a unique choice for your wedding table decor. By ZCreateDesign.

Simple Table Number Ideas for Traditional Wedding Receptions

These table number ideas add a simple, yet elegant touch to a table while helping your guests find their seats! Let’s take a look at these creative numbers ideas for wedding tables.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are best. Hang a table number from your centerpiece.

How about a table number tied to a mason jar? Photography by Green Photographic.

How about a table number tied to a mason jar? Photography by Green Photographic.

Watercolor table numbers have a chic and contemporary feel, perfect for a modern wedding.

Table numbers and place cards in one. Aren't they adorable?

Table numbers and place cards in one. Aren’t they adorable?

Choose from acrylic wedding table numbers, simple and will last all night long, or plan and quite inexpensive calligraphy table numbers.

Simple wedding table numbers by JennandJulesDesigns and by DazzlingDaisiesCo.

Simple wedding table numbers by JennandJulesDesigns and by DazzlingDaisiesCo.

Love these hand calligraphy mini wedding table numbers with cork holders. Unique ways to include your pet on your wedding day on the center of the table! These gold foil table numbers add some sparkle to your tablescape.

Table numbers with modern calligraphy and blush watercolor backsplash displayed in card holders at The Madison Club.

Table numbers with modern calligraphy and blush watercolor backsplash displayed in card holders at The Madison Club.

Simple table numbers. Mini Wedding Table Numbers by SouthernCalligraphy. Gold Foil Table Numbers by NashvillePaperCo. Unique ways to include your pet on your wedding day.

Simple table numbers. Mini Wedding Table Numbers by SouthernCalligraphy. Gold Foil Table Numbers by NashvillePaperCo. Unique ways to include your pet on your wedding day.

We hope you enjoyed this roundup of table number ideas and are ready to pick yours! If you are looking for more table ideas, check out these 30+ wedding table ideas: What to put on wedding reception tables.

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Do it yourself romantic candle wedding table number ideas.

Do it yourself romantic candle wedding table number ideas.

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