Wedding tables are the focal point throughout the reception, aside from the bride and the groom of course. Wedding tables needs to be carefully planned out, as it would be the focal point during most conversations and eating during the reception.
Wedding table decorations could be the highlight of your wedding theme, or generally is a complementary alternative.
1. For dimmer venues, use tealight candles in little glass boxes, to be placed along side each table setting. This adds a dreamy atmosphere while not making it too difficult for guests to search out their food.
2. Large clear glass bowls full of sand and floating candles make an amazing centerpiece. Add shells to the bowl if you’re having a beachside wedding for an accent. Use white and green flowers to go together with the shells in the bowl for colors which are close to nature.
4. Use a wide range of small, medium and large candles for the centerpiece. Wrap them together with string and colorful beads for extra shimmer. Sparkly ribbons or lace are also a superb alternative.
5. Select your china in response to the theme of your wedding. In case you are having an informal wedding, simple white porcelain plates with gold or silver edges are good. Informal weddings are more appropriate for using for creative china. Square plates are also fun. For more formal weddings, you should use a gold tinted pad instead of a placemat.
6. Simple and plain dining ware deserves a more extravagant centerpiece. Use simple white dining ware and clear crystals, but for the centerpiece, use gold and silver embossed vases, about 3 or 4, and fill them up with tulip buds in various colors. The richness and drama of the colors do not need any more accents from dining ware and are an important highlight on their own.
7. Wrap chairs with organza ribbons in dark shades of ivory or gold, and use table napkins of the identical color. Tie alternating styles of flowers on each chair for some variety, and use simple matte gold plates. For the centerpiece, use a lilac and ivory combination for flowers and candles.
8. For something different, use a square table, and square plates. Choose one color and work around lighter shades of it for the table settings. For instance, ice blue table cloths to go to with ice blue ribbons across the chairs. Table napkins are available in a shade or two lighter, and leave the plates white for some contrast.
9. Instead of using just one vase with flowers, mix them up by placing more of smaller vases with colorful flowers as a centerpiece.
10. Place about 3 or 4 bottles of wine in each table, and use dark roses to complement the dramatic colors. Include a photograph of the couple in each table.
11. For a minimal look, use clear glass plates with white and silver accents. For the centerpiece, a big clear glass vase with long stems of flower buds in it, instead of a bunch of leaves and open flowers. Metallic and rich table and chair covers can add some sparkle, and use just one flower at the back of each chair.
12. For a more rustic look, work with shades of bronze, red, and deep blue. Use brown place mats with white plates, and use deep red cloth to drape the chairs and tables. Deep blue accents could be placed within the table napkins and colors of the flowers. Sprinkle red rose petals and almonds on the table cloth, with a couple of pieces of palm leaves on the border of the centerpiece.
13. For beach weddings, give it an additional refreshing touch through the use of a big clear bowl of fruits as a centerpiece.
14. Depending on the color of your theme, fill the centerpiece bowl with fruits matching the theme to present a variety in texture.
15. Use raspberry and gold for a refreshing table theme. Cut the flower head off, and display them in little glass containers, what you’ll normally use for tea lights. Place the flowers on the perimeter of another centerpiece of short red candles. Use matte gold plates and blush pink table napkins and chair drapers.