Wedding Rewind: Ikea Hack! Table Numbers

Reception Table Numbers from Ikea photo frames

Right before our wedding, Mr. Cooper and I flew to Dallas to hunt for an apartment and shop for furniture.  Having never shopped at Ikea, it was one of the places we chanced in our quest for new home furnishings. Instead of finding furniture, I happened upon the perfect wedding reception idea for our table numbers. These wonderfully inexpensive Tolsby double sided picture frames were only 99 cents a piece. We needed 13 of them, and they were light weight enough to stuff into our carry on bags for the flight home.

tolsby  Table Numbers   Creating table numbers for our wedding reception

I created my table number side using Adobe Photoshop in 6×4 sized photo frame, printed them at home, and cut them to fit the frame.  I also coordinated the fonts with the seating chart as well.

On the other side, I inserted 13 of our favorite engagement session pictures by Lucky Heart Photography. Perfection.


Here are a few other ideas on how to use the frame:

  • Use it as a wedding menu
  • Interesting facts about the bride and groom
  • Introduce your bridal party
  • Interesting facts about the guests at the table.

After the wedding, we gave some of these away as gifts to our family members.  This Ikea hack was super easy and very wedding budget friendly.


Wedding REWIND: Ringer bearers


Buying tuxedos for the kiddos

Brides on a budget: Buying a little tuxedo for your ring bearers is less expensive than renting!

We opted to buy the tuxedos from Saturdays Prom and Bridal for our ring bearers. It saved our budget about $200!


A month before the wedding, I enlisted help from Mr. Cooper and my mother to accomplish this task. Barry, age two, was too cute! My nephews were very well behaved.


Our ring bearers wore a tux from Tip Top Kids. It took less than a week for the order to arrive. We purchased an additional bow tie because the suit came with a neck tie. Bow ties are cool.

My six-year-old nephew, Sean, loved his new look! How could I tell him he had to give it back? He was so excited that he could keep his new clothes. Bonus for Aunt Nana!


On our wedding day, Sean took his ring bearer responsibilities very seriously! Both boys looked dashingly handsome!

Barry wouldn’t walk down the aisle. It happens. I’m just so happy that both boys were there on our wedding day.

Here is a wedding photo of Sean taken by Lucky Heart Photography.