Reception Styling Tips

First, identify an overall theme you would like for your table. Look at past weddings, Pinterest and Instagram to help you define your style. Pay particular attention to textures, colours and the style of stationery or centrepiece used.

Colour coordination comes first

Pick a few simple colours and try sticking to them or even just a single colour for a bold statement . Use these on features across the table. Perhaps including the same colour on your napkins, place cards and within your flower arrangement.

Layer upon layer

Start designing your essential base layer – wooden table, table cloth, table runner? Now ensure all the necessary elements are looked after (utensils and dinnerware should be first off the list!). Add to these elements by layering in decorative items, coloured accessories and floral pieces.

Choose a feature centrepiece

Instead of overwhelming your guests with a myriad of eye-catching features across the table, we recommend to keeping it simple with a single (but standout) centrepiece, or a selection of pieces that work together to achieve an overall look (for example coral, shells and candles for a oceanic nod).

A stand out singular centrepiece should contrasts your table’s main elements through colours, shape or style. With a plethora of options available, start by thinking about something your table is missing: no candles yet? Place a large, contrasting candle display in the centre of your tablescape design for the perfect artistic flair!

When it comes to your wedding tablescape, picking the right height of decorations and your layered elements is vital

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