Garden-inspired elements will always be popular for spring events, and this mock table setting from Pressed Cotton (via Snippet + Ink) cleverly uses a twisted fork (perhaps from a flea market or thrift shop) to hold a simple printed card that complements the fresh white linens and greenery of the centerpieces. If this style is too simple, a printed bee or floral design would be a nice element, but with an embroidered tablecloth and textured elements already on the table I think the simple number is breath of fresh air.
Some simple but creative takes on a garden theme: a metal marker and a painted lantern. These ideas could be easily adapted for a smaller event by using plant markers with a fun quote, or using gold Sharpie to write a favorite song lyric or birthday year on lantern glass.
A vinyl number on a sparkling-clean carafe adds a modern touch to a traditional tablescape from Life in Bloom.
Hand-painted table numbers go from romantic to bohemian depending on how they're paired with other design features.
A vinyl number on a vintage lightbulb lends an industrial touch to a rustic wedding - this is an idea I'd never have had in a million years, but I love it.
Another industrial-inspired touch paired with a classic centerpiece: this stenciled number on wood lends a rustic look.
Finally, I adore this whimsical carved table number paired with mercury glass and pink roses.
What's your take on table numbers - are they
the mark of a pushy host, or a punch of personality?