Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, but every couple wants their occasion to be unique and memorable.
The reception provides an opportunity to create a beautiful table setting.
An event planner can do this with ease. He can pick elements of the couple’s personality and infuse them into the wedding setting.
These are some ways to organise an elegant wedding table:
- Monochromatic table setting
- Minimalist table setting
- Floral table setting
- Copper table setting
- Draped Ceiling table setting
- Vintage table setting
- Whimsical table setting
- Nautical table setting
Let’s have a look at what each setting entails.
1. Monochromatic Table Setting
This setting is simple and classic. It attests to the saying that simplicity rules.
Monochromatic settings are timeless, but you can still reinvent the wheel. Combine black, white, and grey colours for the decor.
Lay a white top quality tablecloth on the dinner table. Match it with a black tablecloth of a different shape placed across the table.
Tablecloths add class and style to the setting. Always go for soft, natural fibres, such as linen. They have a crisp and neat fold and are wrinkle resistant.
You can get these from Australian Linen Supply. They have superior quality tablecloths.
Flower vases with blooming bouquets of fresh white roses are elegant. Use these as centrepieces.
Place the best china and silverware on the dinner table. Match white dinner plates and napkins with golden cutlery. They blend well.
This is a formal setting. Set the table as follows:
|TOP||• Butter knife
• Bread plate
|• Dessert spoon
• Dessert fork
|• Wine glass (Red or White
• Water glass
||• Dinner fork
• Salad fork
• Dinner plate
• Salad plate
• Soup bowl
|• Soup spoon
• Dinner knife
• Salad knife
2. Minimalist Table Setting
With so many decor options, choosing can be stressful. Why not adopt the “less is more” mantra?
Unlike popular belief, less is not boring. It speaks volumes away from the overflowing chandeliers and overpowering centrepieces.
A minimalist table setting eliminates distractions. It lets you point the attention right where it should be.
Skip the usual dressed up Chiavari chairs and set up simple, unadorned wooden chairs. Place a textured white tablecloth on your stripped wooden tables. It is simple and chic.
Place candles on the dinner table as centrepieces. They will brighten the occasion and allow the tiny candle flames to ooze romantic vibes.
3. Floral Table Setting
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This kind of setting requires a show-stopper of a floral arrangement.
Let the dining table steal the show with your centrepiece. Place a colourful display of flowers that will delight guests.
Place a table runner with a solid colour and pattern. This allows the table runner to stand out without overpowering the centrepiece.
Next to the centrepiece, place small candles for a warm glow. Place exquisite dinnerware in matching colours. It will make the food pop.
This is a casual setting. You will need the following:
- Dinner plate: Begin by placing the dinner plate in the middle of the place setting.
- Salad plate: The salad plate goes on top of the dinner plate.
- Soup bowl: Place it at the top of the salad plate.
- Forks: These go to the left of the dinner plate.
- Knife: Place the knife on the right of the dinner plate.
- Glasses: If you are serving both wine and water, be sure to have different glasses. Place the water and wine glasses above the knife.
4. Copper Table Setting
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Copper metal has a beautiful and shiny hue that makes it great for a wedding setting.
It’s a welcome change from the traditional gold and silver. Copper and white make a timeless pair.
Begin by dressing long dinner tables with white tablecloths.
Place a copper charger and a crisp-white napkin to achieve that textured look. The copper charger on the table creates an elegant ambience.
In keeping with the theme, use white dinner plates and copper silverware.
Place crystal clear glasses for both wine and water.
5. Draped Table Setting
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You can transform the wedding reception area using fabric. Drape the fabric in a crisscrossing manner from the ceiling down toward the walls.
For a formal and elegant look, use white fabric as your draping. Use sheer textile such as chiffon, which will give the venue a chic look.
Use round or small rectangular tables to create an intimate seating arrangement. Do not plan seating arrangements by hand. It is messy and time-consuming.
Embrace digital technology and create a seating chart. Online sites such as AllSeated provide seating arrangements free of charge.
It is a fast and efficient way to plan seating arrangements for many guests.
6. Vintage Table Setting
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The adage old is gold is true of this setting. A vintage table setting draws inspiration from the past.
To achieve that chic look, use plenty of antiques.
Give the dining table a touch of class by laying a ruffled tablecloth on it.
Embrace colour. Splashes of colour brighten up the wedding. Place roses of different colours in urns and make these the centrepieces.
Place floral dinnerware of different patterns on the dinner table.
Do not worry about the crockery looking unmatched with different patterns. Create balance by mixing dinnerware with bold and subtle florals.
7. Whimsical Table Setting
Whimsical settings often use plenty of bright colours.
Create a fun, whimsical feel by having a mix of pink and purple flowers as your centrepieces. Place them in vases of different heights.
Place a tablecloth on the dinner table. Balance the setting by using white linen with a unique dinner plate.
Give your napkins some personality by wrapping them in twine as a napkin ring.
This is an informal setting and should be set up as shown in the diagram below.
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8. Nautical Table Setting
A nautical table setting complements a wedding at the beach.
Bring the feeling of the ocean to the dinner table by using fresh aquatic colours, such as blue and white.
Use shell decorations to bring the theme alive.
For dinnerware, place a mosaic charger on the dinner table. At the top of it, place a soup bowl in a starfish shape.
Nothing takes your wedding from bleak to chic like silverware. Make sure you place the correct silverware for guests at the dinner table.
Now that you have a clear understanding of the different ways to set an elegant wedding, go ahead and dazzle your guests.
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