This DIY Wedding Table Numbers tutorial is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% my own.
When Cricut reached out to me a few weeks ago asking about a wedding tutorial post, I was like “Yes, please!” My wedding was very, very DIY. Maybe even very, very, very DIY. I took a uHaul to my wedding. Not like I showed up in the uHaul, but I needed a uHaul the day before and the day after to drop off and pick up all of my furniture, decor, etc. When I say my wedding was a labor of love, I mean it literally. But I didn’t have a Cricut machine when I was planning and DIYing my wedding, so I jumped at a second chance to reimagine my table numbers with the use of the Cricut Explore. I used mason jars as the floral centerpieces of my wedding – they totally fit the venue and wedding style – but I realize that now they are a bit … played out. So I wanted to create a floral tablescape using something different, but inexpensive and DIY-able. So I simply shopped my house (and recycling bin) and rounded up a bunch of old or discarded bottles. If you use beer growlers, large beer bottles, or have a collection of unique antique bottles, then you can do this simple wedding table number DIY. Just use your Cricut Explore to cut out a name and/or number on Cricut vinyl and affix it to the bottle. For my wedding back in 2012, I simply used boring, old numbers. I was going to use vintage postcards for each table (like the Pasadena Table, or Union Station Table), but then I ended up using the vintage postcards for my embroidered save the dates. But I always love when a couple is creative and comes up with a list of table names – maybe cities they’ve lived in or visited, places they’ve gone on dates, cities they will be visiting on their honeymoon, favorite songs, favorite movies, etc. As Cricut says, “It’s Your Story, Make It Personal.” Don’t have a generic wedding where the bride and groom can be swapped out. Make it your own! Tell your own love story! Add creative details!
So for this imaginary wedding, I used BOTH table names and numbers and for the names, I went with flower names. I imagine each flower arrangement can be a bit different and feature a different prominent flower. Like table #2 here is the Dahlia table and it includes dahlias in the arrangement, but maybe table #1 is Protea. Table #3 can be the Peony table. Etc. Etc.
I decided to include the number as well because I know I HATE wandering around the tables of the wedding reception looking for a tiny little name hidden somewhere on the table. It’s like playing a beautiful game of Where’s Waldo, but there’s no time for that when there’s an open bar!To make the table names and numbers on your Cricut Explore, simply open Cricut Design Space and either use Circut’s fonts or use one of your own. I used my own font, Garden Grown. Type out your word, then you’re going to need to grab a ruler and measure the bottles you plan to use. I measured my brown bottle and saw that my maximum width was 3.5″. So I set my width for the word “dahlia” a bit smaller than that. I did the same for the large #2. Repeat for all your table names and numbers, then hit “Go.” Don’t forget to adjust the material to vinyl. Load your cutting mat topped with vinyl (I went with metallic gold), hit “Go” and let the Cricut do all the work for you! Now, I hired a florist for my wedding and normally I do NOT recommend DIYing your own flowers for your wedding unless you have the time the day of the rehearsal to visit your local flower mart, have a kind friend who is willing to transport and set them up, and can fix your own manicure the night before. But if you are creative and handy and have someone willing to transport and set up your flowers, and have someone to fix your nails on the big morning, then you should keep reading because Cricut has teamed up with FiftyFlowers and this week they are giving away $1500 in wholesale wedding flowers to one lucky winner! FiftyFlowers provides wholesale flowers delivered fresh and direct from the farm to your doorstep. DIY Brides, event planners, and florists come to FiftyFlowers for the variety of flowers available, excellent customer service, and trustworthiness of a company that has delivered premium, fresh cut flowers to over 100,000 events. Their huge selection of flowers includes the favorites, such as Roses, Fresh Rose Petals, Peonies, Garden Roses, Tulips, and Hydrangeas, and the unique, like Protea, Billy Balls, Scabiosa Pods, Succulents, and Air Plants, plus all of the fillers and greens you could think of! Looking for a fun mix of flowers that look great together? Check out their DIY Combos, curated boxes of mixed flowers and greens that make it easy to create your own bouquets and centerpieces.