They dominate the room and become a focal point for your wedding theme, so nailing the decoration of your wedding tables really is essential. Whatever style, theme and colours will create your dream day, these are three rules that will guide you and make sure your wedding tables look as tempting as the food served on them!
Three isn’t always a crowd
This applies to most elements of your wedding décor, whether you’re adding trinkets to a mantelpiece, decorating a pretty wooden ladder, or making your wedding tables mesmerising. When you start to add trinkets, flower-filled vases, or other wedding paraphernalia, try to keep the statement elements in sets of three. This is the most appealing arrangement on the eye and will ensure that your tablescapes look effortlessly great. For long trestle tables, you’ll include more pieces but can still group them at intervals by three.
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Giggles aside, when it comes to planning the perfect wedding tables, size really does matter. Avoid choosing all big or all small items, because they’ll likely lose some of their impact. Instead, team a variety of large and small pieces. Be they antique fair finds, vases, or candles – it’s best to include a selection of sizes.
Likewise, if you’re mixing patterns – think floral fabric bunting or patterned table runners – don’t mix too many large and small designs in one space. The cute look you were going for will end up crowded and clashing instead.
How low will you go?
The most beautiful of wedding table schemes will consider every detail. This means coordinating the tablecloth or runner with the chair tie backs and pairing fabrics. If you’ve wrapped hessian and lace around jam jars, consider adding lace bows to your chairs or choosing a hessian table runner.
Don’t limit the decoration of your tables to only tall centrepieces – having your vases flow down to a pretty base, like a rustic log slice or a glittering spread of scattered crystals for a Hollywood theme, and then the table runner stretch down past the eye line will make your individual decorative picks come together as one show-stopping whole. For bohemian or rustic weddings, using a foliage-based runner is a beautiful option.