Wedding Tablescapes: Table Decor and Design Ideas For Weddings

Wedding Table Decor & Design Ideas


Wedding table decor & design can go a long way in ensuring your wedding is a smashing success. Creating a gorgeous tableau for your wedding reception adds grace and elegance to the overall wedding experience.

Katie from Orla James believes that your table decor should match the overall color scheme and theme of your wedding.

Tables are often predominant in any wedding reception so let’s take a look at some wedding table decor and design ideas.

Table linens:

There is a shift towards adding drama and glam to tabletops through the use of table linens. Linens come in a variety of colors, patterns and material and selecting the right one for your wedding will enhance your overall wedding theme and experience.

You can also add streamers, layered cloth napkins, or ribbons to add color to your table linens or table runners.

If you are looking for something with textural detail, you can opt for patterned or lace table linens to spruce up the look too!

Seating Arrangements:

Shape and table arrangements can enhance the look of the overall wedding reception while adding to the décor and color schemes. Considering adding a backdrop to the cake table or head table to accentuate the wedding theme and design.

When arranging your floorplan in your AllSeated account, consider a circular seating arrangement an option for making it easier for people to move around freely and mingle. Oval tables are another option which allow guests an easy way to converse when compared to rectangular tables. Remember that buffet tables and dinner spreads are invariably arranged in U shapes or L shapes to allow ease of movement.

See also: Getting Creative With Table Seating 


There are endless centerpiece options and ideas for you to choose from that will enhance the beauty of your wedding reception tables.

Consider unique items like leaves, faux diamonds and pearls, colorful stones, and frames to create a stunning impact on your centerpiece.

You can also create a range of tasty tidbits to choose from that double as centerpieces while adding to the uniqueness of your wedding.

Simultaneously you could also have an assortment of tall and short centerpieces to add to the visual appeal.

wedding table decor ideas

Place settings:

Place setting holders can be arranged as a part of your wedding table décor and design. Use decorative name cards to accentuate the centerpieces on the table. You can also fold napkins in decorative designs. Coordinate the colors of your napkins, table linens, table runners, and decorative items to bring out the elegance in your table setting. You could go a step further and decorate your chairs with cloths and broad ribbons to add to the table décor.

wedding table design ideas

Sprinkles/ Assorted items:

Adding assorted items to your wedding table is a fantastic way to emphasize decor. Consider sprinkler ideas such as flower petals, small sea shells, decorative leaves, decorative beads, faux gemstones and precious rocks. These can be combined with existing place settings while enhancing the overall of the table décor.


Further enhance your already beautiful wedding table décor through the use of lighting. Consider the use of various light sources to create a deeper, more visual impact of your table décor. Choose floating candles or tea lights as centerpieces or in small pots scattered around the table. You could also have candles or fairy lights in mirror reflective surfaces to increase the light around the table and make it look more stunning. Another fun option is to rope small flickering lights along the table to add to the elegance of your wedding reception.

Of Possible Interest:

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