Organising a wedding is no small feat. No matter how much time you think you have, it’s always chaotic when it comes down to the finer details of the day.
Whether you’re having a small gathering of just family and a few friends or a big traditional do, have fun choosing your décor – and remember that it’s one of the ways to really make your celebration unique. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dressing your tables for the big day.
Tablecloths, placemats and napkins
The first thing tothink about is your colour scheme and how you want to bring the colour in. If you’re going to have a busy table, it’s best to keep to white cloths and napkins, or add a simple linen runner down the centre of the table. If you’d prefer to bring in a pop of colour here, a textured round placemat will do the trick.
Cutlery & glasses
Next it’s time to add your cutlery and glasses to the setting. Depending on how much bling you have already, your cutlery can also be used to make a statement. Choose from silver, gold or rose gold cutlery and impress your guests. Don’t forget the matching cake cutting tools. Quality cutlery is one of those things that will stand the test of time, so choose a set that you’ll enjoy using every day in your home as newlyweds.
If you’re going for a rustic, forest-themed table then these ceramic animal centre-pieces are sure to inspire you. Add a few glass jars filled with baby’s breath or small succulents to complete the look. For a bigger or longer table, a potted Aloe or similar plant can look striking. For a more traditional table setting, try simple glass vases filled with fresh flowers to suit your colour scheme.
Now to set the mood, add some light to the table. Place your candles strategically around the table so as to provide light for the guests but still keep the romantic feel. For an outside table, make sure you use a glass-covered candle holder so the candle won’t blow out in a breeze. If it’s possible, use hanging candle holders to provide soft overhead lighting and a beautiful glow.
Lastly, add the small finishing touches like name place holders, table numbers and party favours for the guests. Remember that whatever you add to the table should match the overall style of the setting and your theme for the day. Plan a mock-table a few weeks before the wedding so you know you’ve got everything under control. Take some pictures too so whomever sets up the tables on the day knows exactly how you want it to look.
If you’re busy planning your big day we’d love to know what your wedding theme is, and not-to-be-forgotten item for the wedding table – post a comment below and let us know.