The time has come for you to plan out and style your wedding reception especially the tables. Mainly, this is where the heartful meals and talks are shared, and to have it creatively styled would definitely add to the feel of your special day.
All the elements should simply fit together from the tablescapes and cloth, glassware and cutlery, and floral drapes or fancy ornaments; to create the kind of vibe you are aiming for. The table styling plays a big role in making the gathering uniquely beautiful that your guests could not help but revel in and celebrate.
To achieve a well-styled table and set a picturesque atmosphere at your wedding reception, let us share with you these 3 key points to consider in your planning:
1. Stick to your wedding style.
Before all the nitty-gritty of the planning started, it is expected that you already have a vision of the wedding style or theme that you want to achieve. This serves as your starting point in determining how your overall wedding will look like. For example, if you are imagining a whimsical feel, your table settings should display creative and over-the-top decors with fanciful details. But if you want to achieve a traditional minimalist vibe, then, this clean and elegant atmosphere should flow from the location of the ceremony to the wedding reception, specifically your table settings. It is ideal to keep your tablescapes perfectly cohesive and consistent with the other areas of your special day.
2. Incorporate different textures and layers.
This is your wedding day and it’s time for you to play with your creativity by incorporating elements and designs that are visually appealing. Yes, you have to stick with your theme but that doesn’t mean that everything should be exactly the same in height, color, or arrangement. To make the table setting livelier and interesting, you can create depths and details by using layers throughout your wedding table and adding some mixture of textures and ornaments such flowers, fruits, twigs, stones, depending on your desired look. Match some colors, too, so that you can discover the best palette that would make your tablescapes stand out. Aside from this, you can also create some leveling on the arrangement of your centerpieces, candles, and tableware. Talk about having a picture-perfect venue for your snaps!
3. Sometimes it’s best to be practical.
When we talk about practicality it means we have to be smart in deciding the best idea to work on. Don’t get too overwhelmed with all the styling and get drowned in anxiety. Take a deep breath and think about the practical side of everything. Take into account the number of your guests and the space available in your venue. This will help you layout the tables and the number of seats. Once you have arranged a comfortable and spacious layout, it’s time for you to think of the appropriate height of your centerpieces and the arrangement of your table decors. Ask yourself if the setting would make your guests comfortable or uneasy while dining and chatting across the table. If you decide to keep things simple, worry not because you can always opt to invest in statement pieces like gold cutlery, crystal glassware, and stylized table napkins.
However simple or extravagant your table setting is, at the end of the day, what matters is that you feel content of what you see in your reception. As long as you have actually covered all of the essential items for the food service, surely, everyone will end the night with their hearts full, not just the tummy.