Setting The Wedding Table

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Setting a wedding table is a tad different from setting a regular dinner table. So we have put together a few tips for creating beautiful wedding table settings. You would need to consider the following.

  1. Place settings
    Most venues have this as part of their package, so you will not need this. If yours doesn’t however, look into renting plates, glasses, flatware and chargers. If you have a color scheme or theme to follow, keep that in mind when making your choices.
  2. Linens
    Table cloths, napkins, table runners and so on. These will be the base of your table settings. It is safe to go with neutral colors, but you could also use bright pastel or bold jewel if you are looking to match your color scheme.
    You could also play around with textures and patterns. If you are not afraid to think outside the box, you might be surprised by the results.
  3. Centerpieces
    The most important accessories for your wedding table décor, are your centerpieces. Your wedding theme would definitely come into play here. If you’re having a rustic or bohemian themed wedding, you could switch the classic vase and bloom with origami, feathers, beads; something different, unique and eye-catching.
  4. Stationery
    Also important when thinking wedding tables set up ideas is your wedding stationery. Things like menus, place cards and table numbers which will help guests locate their seating. The design of your wedding stationery would have to match your theme and choice for table setting, to tie everything neatly together.
  5. Chairs
    This goes without saying, that your guests would need chairs to sit on. However, for options, some favorites include x-back chairs, folding chairs, and Chiavari chairs. If you’re going for something completely different, you could also use comfy poufs.
  6. Favors
    Something you can add to your wedding table décor is the wedding favors for your guests. Some people prefer to set them at the exit so guests can just pick as they leave. Another method, however, is to place them on their plates, so they see their favors as they sit down to eat.
  7. Extras
    Asides the usual items, it is okay to add some extras to complete your theme. These could be transparent vases filled with pebbles or confetti, lovely scented candles, you name it.
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Wedding Table Settings On a Budget

If you are on a budget, you would have to create your fairy tale wedding, but at less cost. There are certainly a few steps you can take to cut cost and not break the bank.

  • Don’t cover your tables. The design of your tables could add to the beauty of your table setting.
  • Dress up your table with a lot of greenery. This is more cost effective than purchasing flowers.
  • Re-use the flowers from your bridesmaids’ bouquets for the table setting in addition to the greenery. They won’t need the bouquets after the ceremony after all.
  • It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to set your wedding table. You can still have a lot of detail but at a fraction of the costs.

The beauty of your wedding table settings adds a lot to the total décor of your wedding. Whether you are on a budget or not, it is a great idea to decorate in line with your overall wedding theme. When you have your theme, take some time to browse pictures of wedding tables around this theme; this could help too. Either way, we hope that we have been able to give you sufficient wedding table setting and even centerpieces tips to inspire ideas for your setting. However, if you’re having a unique, casual or simple table setting, then the world is your oyster, as they say.