Table Numbers

When it comes to wedding planning, at least for me, some things you get creative with, and some things you copy straight off Pinterest. But that’s what Pinterest is for, right? Sharing really cute, “unique” ideas? Have you ever noticed that some things that you see all over Pinterest, you never see in real life? That’s how I feel about this table number idea. I think it’s sweet and adorable, and all over Pinterest, but I’ve never seen it done at a wedding that I’ve been to (and we have been going to a lot of weddings lately!). So, I’m hoping that our non-wedding-planning non-Pinterest-obsessed guests had no idea that we didn’t come up with it ourselves.

The idea, of course, is to have each table number feature a photograph of the bride and groom at that age. So, table one = age one, table two = age two, and so on. I think it’s cute and sweet and Mr. Coral dug the idea, so that’s what we did.


Image via: Rustic Wedding Chic / Photo by: Jordan Weiland Photography


Image via: Smashing the Glass / Photo by: Mark & Marianne Earthy


Image via: Style Me Pretty / Photo by: Michele Beckwith Photography

This did require a touch of planning. We spent trips home over Christmas and Thanksgiving nostalgically digging through Tupperware bins full of old photographs, laughing and trying to find the perfect picture from each year of our lives. This process itself was a lot of fun and led to a lot of funny stories being told. I highly recommend it, even if you don’t have a plan for the photos.


Whoever sits at tables 1–6 gets some pretty cute photos of us, but starting at age seven, things get awkward. Thirteen is particularly hilarious, in my opinion.

Mr. Coral then made copies of each of the pictures that we planned to use. We then framed them on either side of an Ikea Tolsby frame. Once again, not super creative, but I’d venture to say that they are popular for a reason. They are 99 cents each, sleek and white, simple to assemble, easy to buy in bulk, and can hold two photos each.





We finished off the look with black “thickers” thick stickers (from Michaels) indicating the table numbers. We simply stuck them on the bottom right corner. Simple, but so sweet.



I love our table numbers and hope our guests did, too!


Mrs. Coral

May 3
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    Karen -, Guest @ 12:17 pm

    Thanks for linking to Smashing The Glass (my jewish wedding blog!) It’s our 2nd wedding anniversary today so your timing is perfect 🙂

    Have a wonderful wedding!

    Karen x

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    alysee 1646 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:53 pm

    I loved this idea when I saw it on Pinterest but had never seen it in real life either. I wanted to do it at my wedding but my husband did NOT like the idea at all.

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    Mrs. Narwhal 87 posts, Worker bee @ 7:33 pm

    so good! I bet everyone loved them, also probably helped guests mingle, because I would definitely visit every table to see the pictures!

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    Mrs. Clownfish 6 posts, Newbee @ 11:39 pm

    This is such an adorable idea! Like you, I’ve seen the idea posted lots of time on Pinterest, but I’ve never actually seen it used at weddings. Gotta love those IKEA frames – inexpensive and classic and definitely re-usable! I bet your guests loved these 🙂

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