Ideas for Decorating Your Wedding Reception Tables

It should go without saying that the way the tables are organised and decorated plays an important role for every wedding reception. Your guests will spend a significant amount of time sitting and drinking which means that the above-mentioned aspect will influence the overall atmosphere. In light of that, you should make sure that you cover the three most important bases.

The Right Tables

In order to create a well planned wedding reception set-up, first you need to choose the right tables. For instance, if you are planning on having a more intimate celebration, one long table where you and the quests can sit alongside each other makes the most sense. For a big party though, you have to think differently. Having rectangular, round or square tables (or a mix of multiple types of table) for your guests and a king’s table for you, your other half and family members might be a better option. Or you can go with a small sweetheart table just for you and your partner from where you can face all the guests. If space is not an issue at all you can opt for serpentine tables – long, curved ones.

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Setting up the Tables

When setting up your wedding reception tables there’s one particular detail that can add to the tablescape’s aesthetic and that is linen. The choice of textile can inspire an entire tablescape and be the anchor piece of the whole table setting. Although many table linens, especially those with bold colours and unique patterns require no addition, for an added effect of elegance, you can place table runners. If you are planning a rustic or vintage style wedding reception, using burlap table runner in natural earthy brown colour for instance, can blend in well with the theme and enhance the whole look. For elegant weddings, a satin made runner may be more appropriate and can add a touch of class. What’s more, table runners can be tied around trees, chairs, gate posts and entrance pillars at an outdoor event. They can be also hung from ceilings to add texture. Some people like table runners that are a little more over the top (flower runners for instance which are made of real flowers), however, experts claim that these additions should be practical and simple, as opposed to creating clutter.

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Table Centrepieces

Adding a centerpiece to a table can make it look complete and beautiful. Floral centerpieces are the usual go-to. If you’re planning to have a glamorous wedding reception, you can place tall floral centerpieces or if you want something more modern and minimalist, you could opt for low centerpieces such as bud vases. But vases don’t have to be just for flowers. You can, for instance, add candles inside them for a more romantic atmosphere.

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