In a wedding celebration, there’s no denying that the reception venue plays a crucial role....
Your wedding table decorations are an essential part of your big day and turning your wedding vision into a reality can actually be a lot of fun! Your table decorations will allow you to create a cohesive theme across your different venues and are what will give that wow effect as your guests discover your venue for the first time! Your guests will also be spending quite a lot of time at their table during your reception, so it is worth creating a stunning tablescape for them to enjoy, with your choice of décor potentially being a great conversation starter around the table!
From centrepieces to napkin choices, there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to wedding table decorations. Luckily for you, French wedding stationery specialist Atelier Rosemood are here to share their top tips on creating your wedding table decorations and they have paired up with Heloïse of Miss Maggie’s Kitchen to share some stunning tablescapes that might just inspire your big day.
Choose your wedding table decorations and wider décor in accordance with your chosen theme. Small details will hint at the overall look or vibe you are going for. A table runner in natural fabrics such as rattan or linen is great for adding to your rustic ambience, whilst adding traditional candlesticks to a royal blue tablescape will only add to the classic and more formal vibe!
Adding an accent of colour to the different elements of your wedding tablescape is an easy way to tie all of your decorations together. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the same colour across all of your decor. Explore different shades of your chosen colour palette to add depth and variety, just as Heloïse choose vintage plates that tie in with the colours of the floral arrangements or even the tablecloth.
The style and nature of your decorations are going to depend mainly on where you are getting married and the venue itself can be a great source of inspiration. Choose table decorations that tie in with the existing features of your venue. If you are getting married in an opulent country house with wooden panelling or patterned wallpaper, small finishing touches are the best option for your table decorations. However, if you are hosting your reception in a warehouse, barn or another stripped back venue, you can play with more vibrant and imposing decorative items to draw the eye.
Varying the height of your table decorations using vases and candles can add drama and romance to your table decorations. Opting for taller centrepieces can draw the eye to the beautiful high ceilings of your venue and break up the space, but be aware that it can have quite the opposite effect in venues with lower ceilings.
Whilst tall centrepieces can have a truly dramatic effect in an airy venue with high ceilings, they can equally make conversation around the dining tables a little difficult. Make sure that any decorations you add to your tables do not prevent your guests from seeing each other so that they can get to know each other and marvel at your wedding together!
As well as making sure that your guests can see each other around the tables, you will also want to may sure that they have enough space to enjoy their meal comfortably. Less can definitely be more when it comes to table decorations and a smaller number of well-placed decorative items will still have a huge impact. Don’t forget that your crockery and glassware are an integral part of your table decor, as proved by Heloïse, who has created the most elegant of table settings, by seamlessly combining vintage plates and glassware with the wedding menus or place cards.
Choosing seasonal blooms for your wedding table decorations will help tie them in with the outside surroundings of your venue. They are also a more budget and environmentally friendly option too! The flowers for this photoshoot came straight out of Heloïse’s garden and matched in perfectly with the soft pastel tones of the watercolour wedding stationery!
You can even add fruit or vegetables to your centrepieces for a fun way to incorporate seasonality into your decorations. Pears or even pumpkins are an original way to add a new dimension to an autumn tablescape, whilst vases filled with slices of lemon or orange will add an immediate vibrancy to your summer wedding decor.
As well as reflecting your theme and colour scheme, it is important that your wedding decorations suit your own personal style. Why not incorporate some of your shared interests into your wedding table decorations so that your wedding tablescapes reflect a piece of your couple? It could be as easy as adding table names featuring some of your favourite places or adding a photo of the two of you to your wedding favour gift tags.
Your save the date cards or your wedding invitations would have been your guests’ first glimpse of your wedding style, so opt for on-the-day wedding stationery to match! Your guests are sure to be impressed by your attention to detail when they realise that their place cards and menus feature the same motifs as your invites.
Heloïse was able to style her tables around three of Atelier Rosemood’s wedding stationery collections, using the motifs and colours to inspire her choice of floral arrangements and even the colour of the tablecloth and napkins!
Creating some of the easier wedding decorations yourself can help you save some of your precious wedding budget. Turning your hand to some DIY to create unique wedding favours or roping your bridal party into helping create mason jar centrepieces may just help you splash out on other elements of your big day. DIY wedding decorations will also add to the rustic charm of certain venues such as barns!
Remember that every wedding is unique so your decorations should be too. Whilst these top tips should help you work out how to embrace the style of your venue and the space that you have to decorate, there are no set rules when it comes to choosing your table decorations! This is nothing stopping you from bringing an unexpected touch of minimalism to your country house venue or a touch of classic elegance to your warehouse setting!
Your wedding table decorations will become a reflection of your style and wedding vision and remember that they are only one element of what will make your wedding day so special!
Whichever wedding table decorations you choose, you can find plenty of inspiration for your on-the-day wedding stationery at www.rosemood.co.uk, along with hints and tips for planning your big day. You can even order personalised samples of some of your favourite Rosemood designs to try them up against the centrepieces that you have chosen for your tables or to see if they match the shade that you had planned for your napkins! Their friendly customer service team will also be more than happy to help you find the perfect place cards, table numbers and more to finish off your tablescape to perfection.
You can see Heloïse work more of her table dressing magic on her website, whilst picking up some tasty French recipes!
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