Wedding Table Ideas
Vibrant, coordinated linens make a pretty presentation, as do simple floral centerpieces. Dress up simple glass vases by wrapping them in ribbon and adding a table number written with elegant flourish. Hang dinner napkins, personalized with your monogram, on the backs of the chairs for added color.
Great for an outdoor wedding reception, burlap adds texture and an organic feel to wedding and table decor.
from the wedding of Keli and Nick
Vintage China Settings
Instead of renting china to serve so many guests, try finding vintage china at flea markets and antiques stores. Not only will it help with your budget, but the mixed patterns will make each setting special.
from the wedding of Caroline Estopinal and Clark Brewer
Sleek and Simple
Keep your reception tables sleek with votive candles and a small flower arrangement.
from the wedding of Alison Noelker and Chris Vinciguerra
Pink and white seersucker, bought by the yard at fabric stores, is a fun alternative to pricey, rented table linens.
from the wedding of Beth and Graham Patterson
Use a tall floral centerpiece to fill a large reception space and also to draw attention to the head table.
from the wedding of Jessica Glenn and Eric Hallstrom
White linens and white umbrellas give a more casual feel for reception brunches.
from the wedding of Caroline Bell and Jon Stowe
Blue and Yellow Reception
Burlap runners add texture to the tables and complement the simple gingham napkins.
from the wedding of Hayley Todd and Charlie Sells
Ornate iron baskets filled with flowers serve as centerpieces at the reception.
from the wedding of Julie Knorr and Tony Youssefi
Don't stop with the flowers. Also use colorful glassware to carry out your color scheme.
from the wedding of Leigh Burwell and Scott Beal
If you're not having a seated reception, you can still get creative with your buffet tables. Instead of opting for the standard-issue white, rented tablecloth, make it more memorable by dressing the table in a colorful linen trimmed in festive grosgrain ribbon. Wrap silverware in colorful napkins and finish off with a ribbon and sticker or label with your new last initial. Green branches (like the fig branches here) make a big statement without breaking the bank.
Give your guests an alternative to wedding cake. Set up a dessert bar with colorful candies or a variety of cakes and sweet treats.
from the wedding of Anna Kruegger and Joe Thomas