Don’t think you need to simply stick to the standard white tablecloths and everyday cutlery that your venue offers. Here are some easy ways to up the wow factor on your table décor.
A muted colour palette is sophisticated, but by adding touches of copper throughout, it will tie in with pink and white hues, but simultaneously transform it into something glamourous. Here, you can play around with texture – go plain white, peppered with subtle colour throughout, or add the wow factor for a black tie wedding with a metallic tablecloth.
For a summer wedding, whether you’re sitting inside or outside, it’s all about paying homage to the garden. So yes, pretty blooms on the table are a definite, but add some height and interest with a wooden pole with bouquets of flowers hanging above you. A particularly lovely choice for the main table as it will frame you and draw everyone’s attention towards you.
A mélange of grey and copper or gold is the foundation for a seriously elegant look. For this, it’s important that the flowers are elaborate and fuscia or magenta, combined with an impressive protea really offsets everything, plus adds a modern − almost regal − element to this beautiful table.
A pared down venue with a simple colour palette will make sure that the attention is where it should be – on you and your now husband. Touches of green throughout in little pots adds to the modest theme and allows you to tick off wedding favours and table décor in one fell swoop.
A rustic wedding in the country needs to take its cue from the natural surroundings. Keep the table itself very simple, opting for as much natural wood as possible throughout, minimal crockery and cutlery and lanterns hanging from the trees for when the sun starts to set. A lovely idea for a seated picnic-style lunch in the height of summer.
Run riot with a kaleidoscope of colourful flowers, but save money by adding a DIY element to your wedding. Opt for glass containers as vases (the majority of which you can keep plain), but dot painted blue ones throughout to really emphasise the blossoms. This is something you can do weeks in advance with your bridesmaids as part of a bonding afternoon to chat about details for your wedding. On the day, fairy lights will turn up the romance, and afterwards, the little blue pots on a windowsill at home – for your or your guests – will be a lovey reminder of your special day.