Table Number Holders: 23 Inspiring Ideas

Once you've decided on table names or numbers, think about how to display them - we have lots of table number ideas to inspire you


You may have already thought up the perfect wedding table names or have decided to go for classic numbers, but have you thought about how you will present them? We’ve rounded up 23 table number holders to inspire you – who knew there were so many options?


If you’re having a traditional wedding keep it classic with silver table number holders. They look elegant and stylish and will suit a variety of wedding styles without looking too contrasting.

This set up from Norton Park looks so elegant as the silver of the stand ties in with the base of the centrepiece.

Table number holder displayed at Norton Park

The Captain’s Club Hotel also shows how a classic silver stand works with a silver centrepiece display.

Silver wedding table set up at Captain's Club Hotel

Paul and Francesco had a chic monochrome wedding colour scheme, but they still included silver table name holders.

Silver table number holder at a monochrome wedding

You could add a twist to the traditional look with these silver holders from BellaBrideCreations on Etsy which have a pretty heart shaped base. Or why not go for gold?

Silver table number holders

Gold table number holders


Wooden table number holders are the perfect way to include your wedding theme on your reception tables. If you are looking for more rustic wedding ideas, there are plenty of log style table name holders on Etsy – we’ve selected some of our favourites.

This wooden holder can be personalised with your initials as though they’ve been carved in – cute!

Carved wood table number holder

Image credit: DazzlingExpressions Etsy

These log style holders are made from fallen tree branches from the Sassafras tree (which is where root beer comes from!) so they are really natural and rustic. You get 10 in one order, so you could even order lots and use them for displaying flat place cards too.

Wood log slice table number holders

Image credit: TraditionalByNature Etsy

If you want a more mismatched look, consider the holders from PlaceCardHolderShop on Etsy, which uses a variety of different woods.

Wooden log slices

Rather than tree slices, SnakeInChest on Etsy uses half branches for a twist on the popular log slice style.

Wooden table number holders

Wine Corks

If you and your partner are a fan of wine, this one would be easy to DIY! Simply collect up your wine corks and cut a slit into them, and use them to display the table names. If you’re worried they’ll get lost on the tables, put them back into the top of the bottle before slotting the table name or number in. If you don’t fancy drinking 12 bottles of wine before your wedding, Etsy has you covered!

Wine cork table number holder

Image credit: annefannie on Etsy

Miniature Easels

Creative couples will love the idea of using miniature easels to display their wedding table numbers or names! I Heart It has some of their fabulous glitter wedding stationery displayed on a mini wooden easel – showing even if you’re having a glittery wedding, simple touches won’t get lost.

Miniature easel

White easels will suit all kinds of wedding – especially one full of vintage touches. These easels from The Wedding of my Dreams on Not on the High Street are really cute.

Miniature easel in white


Perhaps you met on a boat, love the sea or have chosen an unusual wedding venue like a ship? Why not incorporate your theme with nautical table number holders, like these knots from OYKNOT on Etsy?

Nautical knot wedding table number holder


Chalkboards look lovely at rustic weddings and also suit vintage affairs too. You can decorate them with chalkboard art or simply write out your table names or numbers. These boards from HandStampOlogy on Etsy are displayed on long stems so they’re easy to see.

Chalkboard wedding table signs

Lisa Angel Homeware and Gifts on Not on the High Street also stocks chalkboard style table name holders in a pretty heart shape. Chalkboards also work well if you have lots of wedding signs so they can all tie in together.

Heart shaped chalkboard table signs

If you want something a bit more simple but still along the same line, consider these slate cubes from The Wedding of My Dreams on Not on the High Street.

Slate cubes to hold table names


If you are looking for Christmas wedding ideas, why not use these cute Christmas themed name holders from Posh Totty Designs Interiors at Not on the High Street? They’d be the perfect finishing touch at a festive themed wedding.

Christmas themed table number holders


Weddings are all about love so include hearts where you can in your wedding décor! This wire heart table number holder can be placed in a vase or inserted into a floral arrangement on your table, with the table name/number and the heart shape poking out.

Wire heart table number display

Image credit: The Wedding of My Dreams at Not on the High Street

Wire heart table number display

Image credit: Lilac Coast at Not on the High Street


Couples planning a wedding with a glamorous theme will love these crown themed table number holders from Ella James at Not on the High Street. They’re studded with diamantes and have pearl and fleur-de-lis detailing – they’d look right at home at a castle wedding venue!

Glamorous crown table number holders

Alternatively, add some glitz to your wedding reception tables with ornate gold and silver frames to display your table numbers in, like these from UniqueDecorSupplies on Etsy. You can use them after the big day to display some of your favourite photographs.

Gold and silver frames for wedding table numbers


If you’re looking for beach wedding ideas, what about cute beach hut inspired table name holders? These will look so cute and cheerful on your wedding breakfast tables – perhaps serve seaside style fish and chips for your meal.

Beach hut style table number holders

Image credit: Giddy Kipper at Not on the High Street

Bride and Groom

Those who want a classic wedding full of traditional touches, such as a bride and groom cake topper and simple centrepieces, might like these cute pegs which have been painted to look like a bride and groom kissing and can be personalised with your names. Find them by HandmadeByMamas on Etsy.

Personalised pegs to display your table numbers

DIY Ideas

Couples who are feeling creative could even make their own table number holders, or customise shop bought ones to make them unique. A popular choice is the Ikea Tolsby picture frames which are white and cost £1 for two – you can spray them gold or silver to give them a luxe twist.

Alternatively, take inspiration from this table at the Bluecoat – paint wooden spoons and display them in floral arrangements.

Wooden spoon table number

For even more DIY ideas for your wedding reception tables make sure you read our 50 DIY wedding centrepiece ideas


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