Table numbers are an important element of the wedding reception, helping direct guests to their assigned seat. Of course, basic table-number cards in stands are all you need, but then again, you could use this as an opportunity to get really creative with your table décor.
For example, if you’re going with a fun, nautical theme for your celebration, embrace the waterside setting with a complementary table-number concept. Choose details made from cotton rope or assign each table a different nautical flag; you could also go for a “message in a bottle” idea by printing table numerals on sheets of paper and inserting them into clear water jugs or wine bottles. Whatever you decide, just be sure that the table numbers are clear, legible, and easy for guests to spot as they are scanning the reception room.
Ready to start thinking about your own nautical-themed table numbers? Check out our favorite ideas below.
DIY Rope Table-Number Sign
Up for a DIY wedding project? To create these table numbers, purchase picture frames and insert a sheet of navy blue cardstock; carefully glue rope into the shape of each table number.
You can also choose to arrive at the reception by boat to begin your wedding celebration. Dinner tables could be decorated with flowers, candlelit lanterns, and wooden buoys painted to serve as colorful table numbers.
A “monkey’s fist” rope knot is a long-used nautical knot tied from one continuous strand of rope; it traditionally serves as a weight, making a rope line easier to throw. It’s also perfect to use as nautical table decorations—we love the idea of turning the rope knots into a clever table-number holders.
If you are planning to tie the knot at a yacht club themed party, embrace a beachy theme. You can make knotted table-number holders that are escort cards depicting different nautical flags, which guests can use to locate their assigned reception table.
Rope Table Numbers
To celebrate your love for ocean and adventure, consider a nautical theme for your 2017 wedding. Your wedding stationery can feature an anchor motif and the table numbers can be fashioned from nautical rope. You could create your own by purchasing freestanding wooden numerals from the craft store and hot-gluing cotton rope on top.
Did you get engaged on a sailboat? Then it’s only fitting that your lake-themed nuptials featured a nautical theme. Reception tables could be decorated with navy-and-white striped linens and wooden boats that feature each table number painted on the sail.