A common question around here is whether or not we offer wood table cards. Of course we do! We custom make all of our wood table cards to order. They can be engraved with a number or name, as well as a motif. As with any of our products, you can choose from the designs in our collection or request a full custom design. Various styles and stands are available, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
By the way, we also offer table cards in paper that are letterpress printed with a motif – leaving room for the numbers or names to be written by hand. They’re a great way to show off some lovely calligraphy!
A few things to think about in regards to table cards:
- Be sure to place the cards so that they are easily spotted on the table. If raised, make sure that they don’t block the view across the table.
- Table cards should be large enough to read from a distance. Keep in mind that large numbers are more easily recognized from a distance, as opposed to small words.
- Using numbers is very common, though it is also popular to label tables using things such as song titles, names of significant locations, or movie titles. As mentioned above, just make sure the words are large enough for your guests to read them from a distance. If using long titles, you may want to consider giving the table a number as well.
- If you think that assigning individual seats is too time-consuming, you may want to consider assigning your guests to tables only. This will enable you to group together certain guests while still allowing them a little choice in the matter. It will also get everyone to their general location quickly so that when it is time to eat – everyone should already be seated.
Photo Credits – Clockwise from the top: small table number in walnut – real wedding photograph by Brandon Scott Photography / close-up of a table number in cherry by me / large table number in walnut – real wedding photograph by Cappy Hotchkiss