The best way to bring your wedding theme and colour scheme to life is through your table decorations. It’s a great chance to let your personalities shine through, from sparkly tea lights to sweet-smelling foliage, shining candelabras to pretty pearls and crystals – the choice is all yours!
Flora and foliage are the go-to when bringing beauty and colour into your wedding. When you are choosing your flowers, it is important to consider what is in season to ensure you will be able to get your hands on exactly what you want. Whether you are looking for delicate and cute displays or tall and striking arrangements, there is plenty to choose from. You may even wish to opt for a more budget-friendly approach with green succulents on your tables to give a rustic feel to your wedding.
It is the oldest trick in the book, but it never stops being true that lighting is everything. Using candles, tea lights or lanterns in your table design is the best way to set an overall mood and help show off all the pretty details of your table décor that you’ve spent months thinking about.
Your centrepieces will be the crowning glory of your wedding table design. As the main feature of the guest’s tables, everyone is going to be looking at them throughout the wedding breakfast, and that means you’ll want them to be exceptional – something that stands out. The design and style of the centrepiece is down to your personal choice, so make sure you do your research and choose something that suits your wedding style and colour palette.
Floral table garlands bring instant style to table designs and give real impact to table décor. They’re an extra little detail that is a simple and cost-effective addition that you can create yourself and craft them to work with any theme. A perfect wedding decoration for any season.
Table runners & tablecloths
Tablecloths themselves are a standard item (or should be) available from the venue, however, you can personalise your design with a different tablecloth or runner. Once you have chosen your centrepiece, you can further add to your creation. You might want a full-spread tablecloth or a simple runner, but whatever you choose you’ll want perfect synchronicity with your colour palette and match the theme style so think about crocheted or delicate lace borders to differentiate them from the normal table covers.
You can also follow your design through with matching napkins.
Table names & numbers
Table names and numbers are a necessary item but can be made unique to both of you. Whether they are places special to you, holiday destinations, sports teams, movies, books, songs, games, famous quotes, flower names or gemstones (the list is almost endless), this little detail will make all the difference to your day and add greatly to your theme.
You’ll also need to think about how you’re going to display the names and numbers. This is another good one to google for ideas – there are so many options to choose from it’s impossible to list them all.
Place cards & menus
Place cards are a humble, but essential, requirement of a wedding table, guests need to know where they’ve been placed, and a small, beautifully designed card is the easiest way to do that. It’s also a nice little keepsake.
Menus are not as important to have as place cards are but are still a nice add-on to incorporate to your plan, as well as being another nice memory of the day.
It goes without saying that you’ll want your place cards and menus to match your invitations and order of service, so bear that in mind when you’re designing your table.
Wedding table confetti, crystals, gems and pearls
Make your table design shine by including a little wedding table confetti or colourful crystals, gems or pearls. It’s a classy and uncomplicated way to add colour or texture to the décor. Carefully scattering wedding dining tables, the gift table, welcome table or any other surface with eye-catching confetti is an excellent way to dress up your tables.
Wedding favours are an age-old tradition, but whether they are part of a modern-day wedding is a contentious issue. Some want to keep to the old practices, and some want to bring them up to date. Whichever side of the fence you fall on they’re a perfect way to add a personal touch to your table. So, whether you’re purchasing your gifts or making them by hand remember these golden rules; keep your budget in mind, make sure it’s a practical gift, leave plenty of time to make or prepare them and stick to your theme, that way you can ensure they’re something that guests will appreciate.