When it comes to the reception of the wedding, your first and hardest battle will no doubt be the table planning. Spending hours upon hours deliberating between each individual table at your event and delicately placing each guest in the most tactically favourable seat for both their own comfort and the general ambience and harmony of the room. Yes, after you’ve carefully constructed your wedding seating chart you will feel skilled enough to become a battlefield warlord with your knowledge of placement and strategy. When the hard part is over, you get to enjoy the fun of decorating. This is the chance you get to inject all your own favourite personal tastes as a couple, and set the entire theme of the wedding reception and party however you want.
This is your time to make your table decor as personal and quirky as your heart’s desire. Throw the rule book out the window and style your wedding however you want. From sequin table runners to benches instead of banquet tables, the options are endless. Always pay close attention to your table’s centrepieces, as these will be the first form of table décor that will greet your guests. Create a sense of dimension with either tall, grand vases sprinkled with floating nightlights or scattered vintage teacups adorned with blossoming flowers and petals. The centrepieces and favours are going to be the little details that your guests will be notably impressed and amused with. Despite what you may think of the size of the bar or the tiled dancefloor, these are the things that are noticed most during the reception.
Along with lovely, detailed table décor and centrepieces, don’t forget to include your outer surroundings in the decoration and table landscape planning. They can become as much a part of the table décor as the plate settings and chairs can. We just love the idea of hanging flowers and tea lights overhead at the table, to create that sense of enchantment and mystery throughout the evening. Also, don’t forget the power of colour. Just because it’s a wedding doesn’t mean everything has to be white – in fact, some of the best table decors and wedding reception themes come from bright and rich colour combinations. Give us an injection of sparkling gold to create a glitz wedding party any day. Summarily, deep tones such as navy and purple work wonders for creating an air of luxury and lavishness around the room. Whatever combination you decide on in whatever landscape or theme, as long as your reception represents you, then it will be stunning. Take a look here at some of our favourite table décor ideas straight from Instagram. #Instainspo
- Roisin Curran