Wedding Table Ideas

Updated March 23, 2017

There are a multitude of options when deciding on your wedding table decorations. Your wedding colours and theme will play a big part in deciding how to best set up each table. For creative and unique wedding tables, try one of these decorating ideas.


If you will be getting married during the spring, bring the feeling of newness with fresh, blooming flowers and trees at your reception. Cover your tables with a pale green or lavender cloth and wrap tiny flower buds around your rolled napkins. Place a brightly coloured centrepiece in the middle of each table, using your wedding colours along with the always classy white roses or calla lilies. For an evening reception, place small, clear votives around the table so the candlelight bounces off your flowers, throwing the colours throughout the room.


Play up your guest tables with crisp, white linens along with the wintertime staple, the evergreen. Use an evergreen plant or tree as the centrepiece or place tiny saplings in small pots at each seat. Set a warm and cosy mood with tall pillar candles inside glass vases, placed around the centrepiece. If you would rather not use evergreens, try a snowflake theme and overlay each table with a linen of a metallic or cool colour such as light blue. Set candles inside a large frosted vase decorated with tiny snowflakes. Tie each guest's napkin with a ribbon attached with a wooden or metal snowflake.

Black and White

An elegant ceremony begs for a high-class reception. If you are planning such an event, bring the black and white theme to your reception. Set each guest table with white linens and black cloth napkins. Add a small splash of colour with the flowers at the centre, using brilliant calla lilies or delicate orchids. Place tiny votive candles around the floral centrepiece to create subtle ambience throughout the room.


If you love a tropical paradise, but you're getting married where it would be impractical to be outdoors, bring the tropics indoors. Lay palm fronds, real or artificial, on the buffet or dessert tables. Use scooped out pineapples filled with fresh cut fruit skewers and halved coconuts as bread baskets as a fun table-side appetizer. Large, brightly coloured flowers such as hibiscus, birds of paradise or orchids also will bring out the tropics.


Decorate each guest table with a white linen tablecloth and bright, colourful flowers as the centrepiece. Set a seashell at each place setting and encourage guests to relax with a "shoes optional" sign hanging from the entrance of the room. Your luau will have guests feeling like they have been transported to a place and time where worries melt away and only carefree attitudes exists.

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