5 beautiful Wedding table decorations for inspiration
When it comes to decorating for your wedding, it can seem like there are hundreds of details to sort out before your big day comes to fruition. From the venue space to lighting arrangements, to room layout and the guest list.
One important aspect of your wedding decorations is the guest's tables. Often the centrepiece of the reception space, they’re the place where your guests will spend a significant portion of the evening, and often the most packed with decorative details.
So, to help you work through the tablescaping portion of your wedding planning, we’ve taken a close look at 5 of the most popular wedding table decoration types and how to incorporate them into your overall table design. From lighting arrangements to flowers, here are some top tips on decorating to inspire your wedding tables.
Table runners can add a layer of elegance, colour, and texture to your table settings, enhancing the aesthetic appeal and complementing your theme. Table runners work particularly well for adding a focal point, personalisation, or a touch of luxury. They can also be paired seamlessly with a whole range of other table decorations, making them the perfect baseline for your wedding tablescapes.
Hessian table runners are a popular choice for rustic and country-themed weddings. These runners are made from natural, coarse-textured hessian fabric, adding a touch of warmth and rustic charm to your tables. These runners can be plain or adorned with lace, twine, or ribbon for a more refined look that still retains its rustic appeal and can be combined with wooden decor elements, mason jar centrepieces, and wildflower arrangements.
Organza table runners are another versatile option for your wedding tables. This sheer gossamer fabric reflects light in a unique and enchanting way, creating the perfect on-table complement to the ambient lighting at your wedding reception. This delicate and soft fabric can also be arranged in a variety of ways, from loosely tied knots to elegant drapes that hang from the edges of the tables.
Flowers are an age-old symbol of affection - so naturally you’ll find them at almost any wedding in some form or another. As table decorations, flower arrangements can cater to a wide range of aesthetic tastes and preferences with so many styles, colours and types of flower arrangements available. From classic and formal to whimsical and unconventional, your flower arrangements can represent your unique connection with your partner. Some general types of flower arrangements to consider include
Low and lush floral runners
For a more traditional and opulent look, consider low and lush floral runners. These arrangements consist of densely packed flowers and greenery that stretch along the centre of the table.
Suspended flower arrangements
To add a touch of drama and creativity to your wedding tables, consider suspended floral installations. These can range from hanging floral chandeliers to cascading arrangements of flowers and greenery. Suspended floral decor not only creates a breathtaking focal point for each guest but also frees up space on the table for other elements like candles and place settings.
Wildflower floral arrangements are perfect for outdoor or country-themed weddings. These more rustic arrangements embrace the natural, unstructured beauty of wildflowers, daisies, sunflowers, and baby's breath. These bouquets can be arranged in mason jars, wooden crates, or vintage containers, evoking a relaxed and cheerful vibe.
Candle arrangements are a popular and enchanting choice for table decorations at weddings. They can bring a warm, romantic, and intimate atmosphere to your special day and can be styled in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking for an eye-catching piece to frame every table, or something subtle to set the mood, there’s a candle arrangement that speaks to your style. Consider some of the following options
Candelabras are classic and sophisticated candle arrangements. These ornate candle holders come in various styles, from vintage to modern, and can hold multiple taper candles or pillar candles. Candelabra displays often serve as tall and eye-catching centrepieces, adding a sense of grandeur to the wedding tables.
Tea lights and votive clusters
Tea lights and votive candles are versatile and budget-friendly options for wedding table decor. These smaller candles can be arranged in clusters on your tables, creating a warm and intimate atmosphere. You can arrange them in various ways, such as in decorative candle holders, on mirrored trays, or within mason jars adorned with lace or ribbon.
Floating candle centrepieces
Floating candles are a dazzling table centrepiece. They typically involve placing candles to float in low glass or ceramic containers filled with water. You can add decorative elements like flower petals, small pearls, or greenery to the water for an added touch of elegance. Floating candle centrepieces work well in both indoor and outdoor settings, providing a tranquil and enchanting atmosphere.
Personalised wedding favours
Wedding favours are small tokens of appreciation and gratitude given to guests as a heartfelt thank you for sharing in the celebration of your special day. These charming keepsakes can be placed at each guest's table setting or displayed on a designated favour table. Wedding favours can come in various forms, from trinkets and sweet treats to practical items and decorative keepsakes.
You could take your wedding decor a step above by personalising your offering of wedding favours, whether with a symbol of your wedding celebrations or something that connects with each and every guest.
Personalised candle holders
Whether you choose to personalise them to recall your special day, or you want to splash out with something that speaks to each guest, personalised candle holders can be a stylish and thoughtful wedding favour. You could opt for wedding favours adorned with a monogram or image symbolising you and your partner, or your quests initials instead.
Personalised plant favours
These mini potted plants, succulents, or herb gardens in customised containers are eco-friendly wedding favours that symbolise growth and new beginnings. You could include a small tag with your guest’s or your and your partner’s initials, alongside the wedding date. Your treasured friends and family will take home these living mementos and watch them flourish as your love does.
Decorative lighting for wedding tables is a vital element in setting the mood and enhancing the overall decor. The choice of lighting should align with your wedding theme and colour scheme, contributing to the ambience you wish to create. Thoughtfully placed and carefully chosen lighting elements can transform your wedding tables into beautifully illuminated focal points, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your reception. Some options you might choose from include
Lanterns are both decorative and functional as table elements, offering useful lighting and elegant style to your wedding tables-capes. They are also available in many types and looks, from vintage and rustic to contemporary and ornate. You can place candles inside lanterns for a warm, flickering light, or use battery-operated LED candles for safety. Lanterns make for charming centrepieces and work well in garden, beach, or bohemian-themed weddings.
Suspended string lights
String lights, also known as fairy lights or twinkle lights, add an enchanting ambience to wedding tables. You can drape them along the centre of the tables or suspend them above for a starry-night effect. String lights are particularly popular for outdoor and rustic weddings, creating a cozy and magical atmosphere.
No matter the style or theme of your wedding, or the personality you want to express in your decor - when it comes to decorating tables there are so many options to choose from. With some careful thought and an open mind, you can make sure your wedding tables-capes express your love and treat your friends and family to an event they’ll never forget.
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‘Til next month xx