Your wedding day is a celebration of your love story. We always encourage our clients to incorporate their unique style and personality into their wedding day decor. One part of the wedding day that is often overlooked is tablescape styling. This is a great place to add personal touches in a meaningful way. Today we will guide you through the process of putting together beautiful and meaningful tablescapes.
- Choose a theme and color palette. Before you pick elements for your tablescape, think of the overarching theme of your wedding. If you are hosting an elegant black-tie affair, keep boho details out of your tablescapes. Keep your event color palette in mind when selecting items to go into your tablescape.
- Table linens and napkins. These two essential elements of any tablescape are a great way to add your personality to your wedding. Selecting linens in your wedding colors can take your table to the next level. Consider using different textures, patterns, and materials to add interest to your tables.
- Place settings. The plates, flatware, and glassware you select will help solidify your wedding theme for your guests. Mixing and matching styles can create an eclectic look, perfect for a casual wedding. Formal affairs will benefit from identical place settings for all attendees.
Add in Personal Touches
Once you have your table’s foundation set, it’s time to add personal touches to bring the tablescape to life.
Centerpieces are going to be the focal point of your tablescape. Floral arrangements or candles are popular and beautiful options. Choosing pieces that flow with the design of your wedding venue will add extra ambiance.
Many tablescapes include mementos or heirlooms that tell your wedding guests your love story. We love it when couples use framed photos, travel souvenirs, or even items from shared hobbies to represent their unique relationship.
Edible decor is another great way to elevate your tablescape. Chocolate treats or personalized cookies at each place are a delightful touch to any wedding table. If you’re looking to introduce friends from different parts of your life to one another at your wedding, conversation prompts or card games are a great addition to your tablescape.
Placing party favors at each table setting is another tablescape option that will show appreciation for your guests as they celebrate your big day. Interactive favors like Polaroid cameras are a great way to engage your guests and give them something to take home.
Look Beyond the Dining Table
Tablescapes don’t need to be limited to the dining area. Extending the concepts above to other areas of your wedding venue is a great way to show off meaningful parts of your relationship with your friends and family.
If you have a guest book, set it on a table with photos or other memorabilia that you have collected as a couple.
Create display signs to show your food, drink, and dessert areas. Custom-made bar signs with signature drinks for each newlywed are a cute way to involve your guests in your interests.
A well-designed table is more than just decor. It’s a great way to personalize your wedding day and involve your guests in a meaningful way. We love it when tablescapes work their magic and become a memorable part of wedding celebrations.
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