You’ve booked your venue, fallen for a photographer and found your dream dress, so wedding planning is well under way and you’re ready to focus on the details. And then the dilemma strikes. How do you make sure your wedding reception looks utterly gorgeous? How do you pull of a cohesive theme? And – most importantly – how to you get the look you love within your budget?! Take a deep breath and don’t panic – if there’s one thing we at Wedding Ideas do especially well, it’s, well, ideas, and we’ve got plenty for you, whatever your budget and decor style!
Start by choosing your wedding theme. Usually, you’ll want this to be in keeping with the time of year you’re due to tie the knot. Next, you’re ready to perfect your wedding table styling to go with that agonised-over table plan. Your tables fill the room and are where your guests will spend a considerable part of your reception, so if you start with wedding table styling for maximum impact, you’ll then be perfectly prepped to nail those extra decor details, too! Here are 17 of the best ideas to suit all themes, seasons and spends to give you some inspiration for your own wedding reception.
Boho brides and those craving a country look will adore this wedding table styling! Use moss as a natural and deeply coloured table runner on hessian, then accessorise with a watering can arrangement and pastel or jewel coloured florals.
Minimalists will love this simple scheme. Choose a sprig of lavender or a stem from your bouquet to tie to each place setting, then let the natural focal points do all the talking against a clean and fresh backdrop.
Candelabra are a timeless classic at weddings. Use them as they are or surround them with pretty flowers for a romantic look. The flickering light creates an atmospheric effect.
White weddings might be traditional, but they can also be super modern, as this table setting showcases. Pair clear glass with understated white blooms for a subtle and elegant style.
The tall centrepiece is a timeless classic. Gypsophila will soften the look, adding softness to a traditional arrangement of peonies or roses.
Your reception tables don’t always need a dominating centrepiece. We love the laid-back country charm created for this table thanks to an abundance of small jam jar blooms that harmonise with each other perfectly.
The traditional fishbowl vase is a timeless classic and will gracefully let your floral displays take centre stage.
Long trestle tables are marvellous when matched with a bright and bold table runner. This striped ensemble, accentuated by the striped bunting above, creates a real focal point.
Bookworms will love this table styling with handmade roses from book pages and tumbling piles of old tomes. This is guaranteed to add a traditional, even antique, sense of romantic style to your reception decor.
No rustic wedding table scheme is complete without hessian, lace and a log slice. There’s a reason they’re so popular!
Tie together your table scheme with similar shapes. The round blooms echo the round vase and the circle design on each place setting provides a complementing accent.
If you’re having a fete theme, why not choose fete stalls for your table inspiration? This couple had vegetable, lemonade and hook a duck stalls as part of their table decor – charming!
Enhance your village fete or fairground theme with multi-coloured favour bags, pompoms, ribbons and table decorations, all set against a crisp white cloth for a bold and bright effect.
Using herbs or succulents as your floral centrepieces scream relaxed wedding with a little beach or desert chic thrown in!
Ditch standard centrepieces and opt for something more unique like this wire-framed floral arrangement with even more blooms inside, partnered by two glitzy lights!
Let your wedding table styling spill onto your seating for a cohesive look. These wooden cross-back chairs blend beautifully with rustic and bohemian schemes.
If your venue is a real show-stopper, don’t be afraid to let it do the talking! Choose complementary blooms, foliage and accents like you see here for a seriously stunning reception!
What wedding table styling idea is on your must-have list?
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