You booked your venue, fell in love with a photographer and found your dream dress. Now the wedding planning is in full swing and it’s time to focus on the finer details. Turn your attention to table design with these gorgeous wedding table styling ideas.
Wedding table decoration may be until the last minute sometimes, but it is a big part of your wedding day and figuring out how to best design your reception tables is really fun.
Your tables fill the space and are where your guests spend a significant part of your reception. So when you start designing wedding tables for maximum impact, you are perfectly prepared to grasp those additional decorative details.
17 styling ideas and inspirations for wedding tables
We scoured Instagram and Pinterest for breathtaking wedding table and creative table inspiration to help you come up with your own wedding table styling ideas to go with that agonizing table plan.
What is tablescaping?
First off, you may have heard other future brides and wedding planners mention table landscapes when discussing wedding decor. Tablescaping is the art of creative table setting and involves decorating and styling a table with thoughtful decor, centerpieces, and table decorations. Table landscapes are often designed to reflect a theme, season or special occasion.
While table landscapes are the perfect opportunity to do anything with table settings, they aren’t just limited to weddings. We’ve seen the interior trend take social media by storm in recent years as more and more people get creative with table displays for parties, dinners, and stylish shoots. Some people have even started taking part in table competitions!
Outdoor wedding table styling
As we continue to adjust to changing wedding restrictions, many couples are opting for an outdoor wedding. If your wedding reception is to take place outdoors, there are still plenty of options for creative styling of the wedding table.
Embrace the best of nature with a foliage-filled table display like this gorgeous green design by my floral designer Miss Rose von Perine.
We also love this super easy use of a long, green garland runner in combination with the modern outdoor candelabra to enhance your outdoor wedding table setting.
Pretty in pink floral wedding tables
If you are looking for a more extravagant and luxurious look for wedding tables, a pink flower display is sure to be a real eye-catcher and makes for a very pretty picture.
Boho wedding table landscapes
Boho brides and those who crave a country or teepee can get really playful with wedding table styling. Why not use what nature has given us and incorporate wild flowers into your table displays? Then, drop your wedding table styling onto your seating for a cohesive look. These cross-backed wooden chairs blend in wonderfully with rustic and bohemian schemes.
Minimalist wedding table decor
Minimalists love to keep this simple and this can create some really classy wedding table looks. Choose a sprig of herbs or individual stem flowers to place in a jar for a clean, fresh and extremely stylish table setting. Combine it with elegant gold or silver cutlery and minimalist placeholders
Fairy lights and canopy styling
When it comes to adding to the romance and creating a super stylish display, fairy lights are always a nice little wedding detail. Emulate the starry sky with a canopy to give your wedding tables a certain atmosphere when it gets dark.
Timeless table landscapes for weddings
Candelabra are a timeless classic at weddings. Use them as they are or surround them with pretty flowers for a romantic look. The flickering light creates an atmospheric effect.
White wedding tabslescapes
White weddings may be traditional, but they can also be super modern as this table setting shows. Combine clear glass with subtle white and delicate pink flowers for a subtle and elegant style.
Modern wedding table styling
Stepping away from traditional flower displays and mixing media and textures like feathers, velvet runners and chairs artfully pulled together by Carmela Weddings will be a big trend in 2021.
Rustic wedding table ideas
With pared-back ceremonies growing in popularity and rustic charm being the order of the day for many couples, your reception desks don’t always need a dominant centerpiece. We love the laid-back rural charm created for this table thanks to an abundance of small jam jar flowers that harmonize perfectly with each other.
Ornate wedding tabslecapes
While minimalism and micro-weddings may have a moment, there is still a lot to be said when it comes to styling your wedding table, it is your big day after all. This overly ornate flower display is full of color and we are sure it smells absolutely heavenly too.
Round wedding table styling ideas
While more and more brides and grooms are opting for long banquet-style tables or trestles for outdoor weddings, there is still a lot to be said for traditional round table decorations at your wedding reception. A floral center piece and candles make for a chic and classic table landscape.
If you want to make this traditional wedding table decor more modern, raise your flowers to create a dynamic, tiered display, like in the example above of a stunning wedding on crosscreekranchfl.com.
Whimsical wedding table setting
Your wedding theme and decorations are all about creating the perfect scene for you and your partner to declare your love. It should be an opportunity to reflect on each of your individual characters and little quirks as a couple. From succulents in lieu of bouquets of flowers to mismatched dishes alluding to a Mad Hatter tea party, table sceneries and place settings are just another way to have some fun and step away from perceived wedding traditions.
Winter wedding table styling ideas
If you are planning a winter wedding instead of taking things back and taking a minimalist approach, you can really have fun with some OTT wedding table decor – it’s party season after all. We’re talking about golden details, dramatic candelabras and opulent table landscapes.
Pine cones, leaves, and tree trunks are great ways to inexpensively decorate the venue. You can also try candles and hanging lanterns for a warm and cozy feel, or spray-paint twigs, fairy lights, and a silver ribbon to give the entire wedding a winter wonderland feel.
Gothic table landscapes
Speaking of opulence: Gothic weddings are all about drama and romance. and that makes for some really stunning wedding table styling ideas.
Create a truly enchanting table landscape with deep jewel tones, warm light, and ornate details.
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