As you’re planning your wedding, you’re probably scanning photo after photo of beautiful tables, like the ones in this post. But you might be finding it difficult to figure out exactly why a table’s style works so well. Well, we’ve broken down five tips for styling wedding tables that will make your planning process a little simpler.
The most beautiful wedding tables have layers, it makes all the difference. We like to start with a blank canvas, and then add layer upon layer of various complimentary elements that make up to a whole overall look. The trick is knowing when to stop, to avoid the tables looking cluttered or overdone.
Another key thing to think about is height. So many couples forget to consider what it’s like to sit at the table once it’s set. It can be really frustrating for guests if they’re trying to talk to someone across, and there’s a huge floral centrepiece sitting at eye level. We find that just below eye level at the highest is ideal. Also think about varying heights to add interest. Scattered tea lights are great way to add low elements to your tables.
Candles add a soft ambience to the room and are a really cost effective way to make your tables look full and lush. They are also a great item to use for varied height elements. We find that a combination of mixed-sized pillar candles and tea lights work well on almost any wedding table. This is also a great way to incorporate a touch of metallic to your styling by adding a few gold or brass votives into the mix.
As part of layering your wedding tables, it’s a lovely touch to add some texture. Sometimes if you’re using the venue-supplied white tablecloths, things can start to look quite flat. An inexpensive way to add softness and texture is by adding weaved napkins or a sheer overlay, it will make all the difference.
It’s all in the little details – the finishing touch! It’s what takes your wedding from being just pretty to pretty spectacular. Be sure to include that hint of personality, that little something that makes your wedding truly unique to you as a couple. This may be an interactive items or a talking point wedding favour for each guest to take it home, make it yours and true to you.