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5 Table Number Ideas We Love

Posted by Alexandra on Mar 08, 2013

Photos (clockwise from top left): 2BSquared Design, Kimberlee Miller Photography, Kaylee Eylander Photography, Jordan Quinn Photography, and Ned Jackson Photography

Table numbers may serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Having a little fun with this detail is a simple, inexpensive way to enhance your reception decor. Add a unique, personal touch with any of these fabulous table number ideas.

Spelled out: Swap numerics for letters for a simple, subtle spin. Just make sure to choose a lettering style that suits your overall motif. Convey a classic feel with fancy script or calligraphy, or go with a bright sans-serif for a playful, modern quality.

Hand painted: Paint numbers on cardstock, wood, tin, or glass to give your tablescape a lighthearted touch.

Part of the centerpiece: You don’t have to create a separate table number – just add a number to the vessel! Combine fashion and function with numbered centerpieces.

Framed: Display table numbers in photo frames that complement your wedding style. Go with a pronounced material like weathered wood or colored enamel, or choose a simple frame and mount the numbers on a fun patterned fabric.

Three-dimensional: Make a statement with freestanding numbers made from cardboard, metal or wood. Paint them to match your color scheme, cover them in fabric or natural material, leave them bare, or mix and match different styles.

Rustic Lodge Wedding in College Station, Texas

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 31, 2012

Chelsea & Andy

April 2

College Station, Texas

This is a very fun and energetic couple. They had their wedding at 7F Lodge in Texas. It’s a rustic venue with a gorgeous ceremony location (as you can see below)! Country Sugar Events created a uniquely detailed setting for the reception, including mini chalkboard signs, birdcage centerpieces, and wild flowers. What makes this wedding, though, is certainly the couple and their bridal party!

Backyard Wedding in Guilford, Connecticut

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 18, 2011

Brie & Matt

Guilford, CT

August 2011


Photography: Jewel Photo | Venue: Private Residence

Washington State Wedding at Pickering Barn

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 07, 2011

Diannie & Chantha

July 2011

Pickering Barn – Issaquah, WA

From the Photographer: “The couple met while attending WWU through mutual friends. They had a traditional american wedding and a week before their wedding had a traditional Asian wedding. They wanted to make their wedding kid friendly and added treats and cupcakes in jars. Almost everything was done by Diannie and her friends/family.” – Courtney Bowlden Photographer

From the Bride – 

What they splurged on: Food, Wedding Attire.

What they saved on:  Having Friends Help, A Digital Save the Date (sent people to their Wedding Website via email, mobile, and social media), DIY Projects.

Photographer:  Courtney Bowlden Photographer | Event Venue:  Pickering Barn | Flowers & Decorations: Bride & Family | Wedding Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes | Caterer: Larry’s Smokehouse | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang White Collection at David’s Bridal

Things We Love: Hanging Poms

Posted by Jeffra on Aug 26, 2011

So you’re thinking about poms on your wedding day? Here are a few alternative trends we’re loving (with links to how-to’s)!


Yarn Poms. This is a somewhat labor intensive task, but the outcome is really beautiful. You can do them in all different colors. We’ve seen them in different hues of gray, yellow, blue, etc. If you want instructions on how to make them, go over to, they do a how-to with Jessica of Wednesday Inc.


Flower poms are something your florist can pull together for you pretty easily as they have all of the tools needed. This is a babies breath hanging pom, which is so elegant and simple. I love this idea! {Photo Credit: Jonathon Ong}


These fabric poms are an alternative to the tissue poms, and provide a must more professional look for a wedding.  Head over to and for a how-to from Ashley of Dolci Odille

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