A tablescape, as the name implies, is the landscape of your tables. When you are designing the wedding tablescape for your special day, you will consider many of the same concepts as when planning a landscape: color, texture, and visual interest. The way you put it all together is what will make your reception shine.
The tablescape includes all of the different elements that you will use to create your place settings. These things include: the tablecloth and napkins, plates and chargers, utensils, glasses, centerpieces, favors, table numbers, and menu cards. With so many things involved in creating a tablescape, it is important to give thought to how they all work together as a whole.
One of the key principles of designing a tablescape is to add unexpected or unique elements to give the finished effect visual interest. This can be achieved with color, or a pattern, or design concepts. The surprise element is a great way to make your reception tables distinctive. It is also a way to use mostly the less expensive basics offered by your caterer and to really punch up the finished tablescape with one or two special details.
As an example, if you are having your wedding reception in a hotel ballroom that provides white table linens, clear wine glasses, and simple white china with a gold rim, there would be a number of different choices as to how to transform the basic to the beautiful. The great thing is that if you are trying to work within a budget, just doing one or two of these things is enough to give your tables that customized look that everyone is going for these days.
The first option would be to use the white tablecloths, but to rent colored napkins. Deviating from the basic white napkins will add an instant pop of color to your tables at a reasonable cost. You can match the napkins to the color of your flowers, or if your flowers are white, choose a pretty pale colored napkin, such as a soft pink or champagne. Another way to add instant style to your tables is to place the napkins on the center of each plate with a small flower tucked into each one.
If your wedding is very elegant, you might choose to keep the white linens and play around with special stemware instead. Brides who have bedecked themselves in crystal bridal jewelry can make their tables equally dazzling by substituting sparkling cut crystal wine glasses for plain ones. To further enhance the theme of elegance, you can even have some Swarovksi crystal drops added to the centerpieces to sparkle like your bridal jewelry in the candlelight.
Another way to personalize your tablescape is to add pattern. For instance, if the hotel offers plates with a simple gold rim, use those plates for dinner, but rent salad plates with a decorative pattern on them. They will look beautiful when layered over the simple dinner plates.
Many brides also choose to up the wow factor of their tables by using gold or silver chargers under the dinner service. Of course, if you are working with a venue that does not provide any of the table needs, you will be able to choose any combination of pieces that you like.
This gives you the freedom to truly customize your tablescape. Just be sure that all of the pieces look as fabulous together as they do individually, and you will have a stunning looking reception!
Classic Wedding Tablescape Ideas
These timeless wedding tablescapes are luxurious, elegant, and simply unforgettable. Neutral linens, posh dishware, and fabulous florals complete the arrangement.
Wedding Tablescape With Gold And Elegantly-Placed Arrangement Of Greens
A table setting like this one will definitely never go out of style. Exquisite tableware of gold and elegantly-placed arrangement of greens perfectly match to complete the look. Add a simple name card and you’re all set.
Monogrammed Wedding Tablescape
Nothing says personal touch than this style. Monogrammed tableware and napkin that represent you and your partner. Have fun and use a couple icon – anything goes. This one in light blue and rust create a cohesive look fit for a king and queen. You can even keep these wares for personal use at your new home!
Wedding Tablescape With Delicate Florals
Let love overflow on your big day through your table setting! Delicate florals or white, pink, and peach; dainty accents of pearls and jewels; candles; sweets, chocolates, and heart-shaped napkins – now that’s utterly romantic!
Wedding Tablescape With Curated Colors
Already have eyes on your florals? Then it’s now easier to curate your tablescape! Just find complementing accents like this dusty pink and blue arrangement. The pop of red from the roses and the brown woven charger give a warm finish and the printed linen gives an elegant touch to the overall look.
Wood and Gold Wedding Tablescape
Add a dreamy woodland air to your dinner using flowers and flatware that balance each other out like this gold, green, and pink combo. The blush glasses match the florals and the intricately beautiful charger and golden cutlery go well with the wooden table.
Wedding Tablescape With Florals And Golden Wares
Create an impact on your big day by making sure that your table setting is well thought out. The secret is creating a cohesive and complementing overall look by using colors that go well together, applicable to your flatware and accents like menu cards and name cards.
Wedding Tablescape With Wreaths Of Leavers And Flower
Candles cast a glamorous glow to a table setting and it’s a great addition to an already gorgeous table design. For a non-traditional touch use unique square chargers and a hint of color to a plain plate using wreaths of leavers and flower. For a sweet finish, use French macarons as name card holders.
Chic and Casual Wedding Tablescape Ideas
If you’re having a laid-back affair, going for chic and casual tablescape is the best approach. The best thing about casual settings is that you have more freedom to get creative and add personal touches that are beyond the usual.
Beachy Vibe Wedding Tablescape
A sweet seaside party calls for a nautical and nice table setting! Go for bold prints of blue and white for your dinner ware, wooden table and utensils, and white and yellow florals. A clean and simple linen is enough to make the arrangement simply beautiful. To complete the theme, use ocean-inspired sweets and cookies for your guests to nibble on.
Wedding Tablescape With Colorful Straws And Printed Cookies
Stand out from the rest with this anything goes style. Go with fun and mismatched tableware designs, exotic florals, and cute accents like colorful straws and printed cookies, and funny menu cards. Not just for weddings, this style is perfect for outdoor parties and kiddie celebrations.
Pool Party Wedding Tablescape
Ahoy, captain! Go on-theme with your poolside party by using striped and woven accents, white wooden chairs, and simple white florals. Have refreshing drinks available so your guests can quench their thirst, especially if it’s an outdoor event. Got some favors to give? Put them on top of their seats so they can enjoy their goodies once they get settled!
Wedding Tablescape With Tropical Feels
Your guests will surely go bananas with these fun prints! No need for overwhelming accents, just a beautifully printed dinnerware, gold flatware, and complementing stemware are enough to make a setting as simple as this unforgettable. Great for special occasions or even for that fun and relaxing brunch with friends and family.
Pizza Parlor Wedding Tablescape
Who says you can’t have fun with plaid? Whether it’s a kid’s celebration or you’re having a pizza party at home, a setting like this will surely make the whole affair extra fun and funky! This hot from the oven look with surely add extra pizzazz to the whole affair.
Ocean Celebration Wedding Tablescape
Your guests will surely feel the ocean magic with this cool tablescape. The classic blue and white combination gets elevated by the coral-painted plate, clam-shaped saucer, and cutlery with bamboo handles. Finishing the look are ferns that look like sea grass.
Wedding Tablescape With Painted Plates
Go for something artsy and use painted plates for your table setting. What’s awesome about this is you get to pick the artwork based on your theme. This one is perfect for baby showers, christening, and even tea parties with your girl friends.
Modern Wedding Tablescape Ideas
There’s always something new to try when it comes to tablescapes and you should not be afraid to infuse some of these fresh vision to your arrangement. Fun geometric shapes, bold colors, quirky prints, and pleasing patterns – you need all of these to update and elevate a traditional setting from simple to stunning.
Minimalist Wedding Tablescape
Chic and stylish, this modern table setting gives a whole new meaning to personalized. Instead of name cards, write in the name of the guest on the plate itself using clean calligraphy fonts. Use fruits as centerpiece and bold napkins for a punch of color. All set for a fun party!
Wedding Tablescape With Vases and Blooms
Blooms are usually the star of the table but not with this tablescape. The use of big, bold, and blue vases add personality to the whole creation. The dinnerware, stemware, and linens go so well together; plus, the complementing colors of the vases and flowers as perfection.
Wedding Tablescape With Gold-Rimmed Stemware
Nothing’s more beautiful than this gold-themed setting. The intricate metal wreath charger, matching cutlery, gold-rimmed stemware, and complementing florals of peonies and roses are just gorgeous. Add in the gold-colored ribbons and menu card and you have the perfect tablescape.
Gleaming Grecian Wedding Tablescape
Get transported to the gorgeous Greece with this amazing tablescape. The white reminds us of ancient whitewashed villages and architecture, the blue of the Aegean, and the gold the glorious Greek sunset. Completing the look are vibrant florals of wildflowers, orchids, and bougainvillea. Stunning!
Copper Wedding Tablescape
Copper accents are all the rage these days and one of the best way to incorporate them into your table setting is by using them for stemware. Copper goblets, wine glass, and chargers give a romantic old-world air to the arrangement, add the complementing blues of the linen and plates and you got a winning table setting.
Mediterranean Wedding Tablescape
Exude the beauty of the Mediterranean sunset with this stunning setting. Warm tones of yellows and orange wildflowers, candles, delicate glass stemware, and pretty colorful plates. The velvet linen completes the exotic yet romantic vision.
Geometric Galore Wedding Tablescape
Go for the unconventional and opt for chic and stylish shapes for your dinnerware like this hexagonal printed plates. Pair with golden utensils, a simple and soft linen, clean and light florals, and a single glass stemware. Complete the look with illumination from white candles in golden holders.
Glass and Greens Wedding Tablescape
Fall in love with glass and lush with this setting of crystals, greens, and copper combo. Earth tones colors and clear grass dinner and stemware make a refreshing and cohesive look. The unique use of coins as mats instead of the usual linen and the sleek mini terrariums for centerpieces make the tablescape an event must-have.
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