Photo by Carretto Studios Photography.
No one wants to feel lost. When entering your reception venue and seeing a sea of tables, your guests may feel a little overwhelmed (or annoyed) when they can’t find their seat. Help them out! Table numbers aren’t an afterthought; they are crucial for an organized reception.
Give them a head start. Have a little map board at the entrance of your venue that gives a simple layout of the tables so they know which direction to head. You wouldn’t be able to get through the mall without a directory, or Six Flags without a map, right? A map is key! (Pun intended!)
Make sure the table numbers face the entrance. It will be tempting to place the numbers in coordination with the table décor, but don’t make your tables a game of I Spy. Make the numbers easy to see and glance at.
Make the signs with a simple font that is easy to read. Yes, script fonts look SO pretty but your guests will struggle with figuring out “is that a 2 or a 3?” Don’t make it harder than it should be.
Get ELEVATED! If possible, put the numbers HIGH up in the décor so they will be easier to spot. My post about balloons a while back showed a reception with balloon numbers. You don’t need to take to those heights, but it wouldn’t hurt!
Pinterest is full of crafty table number ideas, and using cute frames seems to be the most popular. Just remember: visibility visibility visibility! Whatever you can do to make them more obvious, do it!
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