Jennifer
Devoted October 2022

Table Number Size

Jennifer, on August 28, 2021 at 10:12 PM Posted in Style and Décor 1 16
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Is it okay for your table numbers to be small?


I have two table number designs, but I like the small baroque frames a bit better. They are 2” x 2” so numbers will be 1-1.5” at most in white or gold and replacing the glass with mirror. I’ll also be spray painting the frames dark brown with European Gold Rub n Buff to give an Antique Brass with patina look.
The other idea I had was to paint some A7 notebooks gold with 2-3” numbers in white.
See pics for size comparison.Table Number Size 1Table Number Size 2
Table Number Size 3


P.S. I’m not actually using the Bible. That’s just for size. The A7 notebooks (the same size) have not come in yet.

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Latest activity by Kiara, on August 30, 2021 at 10:21 AM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Keep in mind that guests need to be able to easily locate them from a distance. Based on the pictures, the frame is way too small to see except when they are at the table, so there will be people wandering around trying to locate the correct spot.


    Is the frame or a similar style available larger? At least 4x6 minimum in large print.
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    It really drowns out the rest of the centerpiece. Here’s a 5” x 8” book:
    Table Number Size 4


    And here’s a 4”x6” frame:Table Number Size 5

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  • S
    Expert September 2022
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    I think the 4x6 would be okay. Or is there a 3x5? I think the 2x2 looks small and you’ll have to think about the older people who have a hard time reading.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
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    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    The 2x2 looks very very small. I would do the 4x6.
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  • Yasmine
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    The 2x2 is definitely too small, I would go with the bigger size
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    This is the 4x6 frame. It’s still taking over the entire center piece:
    Table Number Size 6


    The A7 book is 3x4:Table Number Size 7

    Maybe if I just don’t make it part of the centerpiece? Like put it off to the side, even off the mirror, then the bigger sizes won’t overpower everything else? I haven’t tried that.
    But, I agree 2x2 is too small.
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    Table Number Size 8
    This is what 4x6 frame looks like. It’s still taking over the entire centerpiece. It may be okay if I just don’t make it part of the centerpiece. Like off to the side, off the mirror. But, the problem is, these tables are small (54” diameter). They’re the only ones available at the venue.


    The A7 book is 3x4. I can fit the same 2” numbers that you see on that 4x6 frame. Unless those numbers are too small?Table Number Size 9

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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    Table Number Size 10
    Another thing I could do is reduce the place settings per table from 8 to 6. The 6 honestly looked crowded anyway, but the venue said their 54” tables fit 8 people which I completely disagree with. Probably 7, but 7 is an awkward number. If I move the table number off to the side and have napkins and silverware on the plate rather than on the side. It could work…


    Does it matter matter that the table numbers aren’t part of the centerpieces?
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    The 8 looks crowded. 6 looks better.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
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    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Maybe placing it horizontally would help ?
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    60 inch tables are standard and they fit 6 comfortably though they say you can fit 8 but that is crowded. For a 54” table, I would cut it to 4 people because 5 is an odd count. And move the table number closer to the centerpiece because that’s where it will spend its time. Your guests will notice the frame long enough to see where they need to sit. They will not fixate on whether it blends or clashes with the vases.
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  • Pat
    Dedicated May 2023
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    If you want a bigger size without overpowering the centerpiece, how about a plain clear lucite "frame"? The kind without any border - just clear to hold the picture (or in your case table number)

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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    Yes, that’s another idea I can explore. That would also make it so the entire area really is reserved for the number instead of having a border that makes it too big to overpower the centerpieces.
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2022
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    Oh wow, really? My wedding coordinator said 6-7 people for a 54” in table. This circle is 54” in diameter. Is she wrong? If we have too many tables, we won’t be able to have a dance floor in the venue.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    54” tables are very uncommon. Here’s a list of how to determine size: https://academyrentalsinc.com/blog/choosing-the-right-tables-for-your-event-how-many-chairs-fit-at-a-table-comfortably/


    You may need to get creative with the layout to make it work but improvisation and troubleshooting is the coordinator’s job.
    As long as there is an open area for dancing, guests will be fine. Not everyone will dance at the same time.
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  • Kiara
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    Kiara ·
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    I will prefer the bigger one so the guest can see
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