Planning & Inspiration
13 Unique, Simple Ideas For Elevating Wedding Table Decor
The tablescape is the anchor of the wedding reception. While floral centerpieces are important, there are so many other details that impact the look and feel of a reception room. Table numbers, linens, place settings, name cards, dinnerware, and glassware can all be used to take decor to the next level. It really takes just one or two extra flourishes to create an unforgettably beautiful dining scene that will have everyone talking for weeks, even years to come.
We completely understand if the thought of having to make one more wedding decision makes you want to tear your To-Do list into tiny pieces. In order to ease your stress and work, we put together a list of unique and simple ideas for elevating wedding table decor.
Looking for ways to add bohemian flair without compromising elegance and grace? With their long, narrow shape and stylized pattern, pheasant feathers bring dimension and interest to a low, lush centerpiece without distracting from the florals’ intricate beauty.
Even tiny wedding day details like table numbers can be transformed into a work of art. Melding gold handwritten calligraphy with an abstract painting, this artistic table number is the perfect complement to a vibrant floral palette.
Reflecting light and shapes to dazzling effect, mirrors are an easy way to maximize table decor without the additional clutter. Radiating modern sophistication, this mirror runner offers movement and interest to a clean white rose and calla lily tablescape.
Terrarium Table Numbers
We’ve used terrariums in centerpieces before and absolutely love this idea, which places the table number within the geometric vessel. Finish the presentation by incorporating colorful florals or natural elements such as succulents, moss, greenery, or even crystals.
Airy Table Linens
Couples often leave deciding on big day linens to the last minute. From the napkins to table cloth, the fabrics you choose to accent reception decor is important, and will help set the overall look of your celebration. Here, airy chiffon and lace punctuates the charming romance of this Upstate New York farm-to-table wedding.
From the invitations to special day accessories, wedding flowers are an endless source of inspiration. This matching centerpiece and floral table number design made a perfect pair for a summer wedding at the New York Botanical Garden.
Color Me Happy Wedding Menus
As you work out the details of your wedding tablescape, you’ll find that the menu is a key element to tying the whole visual presentation together. Expressing Real BB Wedding couple Dayna and Matt’s bold and modern style, their eye-catching wedding menu, designed by the groom, combined vivid colors and brushstrokes with a simple font style.
Place Setting Details
It’s all in the details when it comes to creating a pretty place setting. Here, twine wrapped sprigs of pine were placed on napkins, underscoring the earthy, enchanted vibe of the centerpieces featuring organic florals, moss, and succulents.
Make your tabletop pop by incorporating colored glassware into the overall decorative scheme. For this all white wedding at Wave Hill, elegant green glassware added a hint of color while guiding the look and feel of a black-tie garden affair.
Striking graphics create interest while drawing the eye in. It is best to choose one element to highlight, such as napkins, to avoid an overly busy tabletop that distracts from main focal points like the centerpiece.
Make It Personal With Guest Name Cards
Guests will remember the extra measures you took to make them feel welcome at your wedding. Personalized name cards decorated with handwritten calligraphy and a sealed wax monogram are a lovely way to say “thank you” while adding elegant flourish to the table.
Put A Bow On It
From bridal dresses and accessories to wedding decor, bows are having a moment. Mauve silk ribbons tied around silverware emphasized the sophisticated elegance of this March wedding at Cold Spring Country Club.
Dinnerware is another seemingly small detail that will actually play an important part in the overall presentation of your tables. Decorated with dramatic blossoms, chargers by Ceci New York made in collaboration with Nuage Designs illuminated the opulent romance of this fall wedding at Gotham Hall.
The wedding tablescape is a sum of many parts, each related to the other in some way. What is so great about many of the ideas listed above is that they are not only unique, but are also easy to execute, and in many cases, budget-friendly. Keep it simple and start by asking what details are most important to you and your fiancé. This is also a great chance for couples to have fun while injecting their style and personality into decor.