You’ve booked your venue, fallen for a photographer and found your dream dress; now wedding planning is well under way and its time to focus on the finer details. Turn your attention to tablescaping with these gorgeous wedding table styling ideas.
Wedding table decor, although sometimes left to the last minute, is a big part of your wedding day and working out how best to style your tables for the reception is a really fun part of the wedding planning process.
Your tables fill the room and are where your guests will spend a considerable part of your reception, so if you start with wedding table styling for maximum impact, you’ll then be perfectly prepped to nail those extra decor details.
17 Wedding Table Styling Ideas and Inspiration
We’ve scoured Instagram and Pinterest for some stunning wedding table inspiration and creative tablescapes to help you come up with your own wedding table styling ideas to go with that agonised-over table plan.
What is Tablescaping?
First off, you may have heard other brides-to-be and wedding planners mention tablescapes when discussing wedding decor. Tablescaping is the art of creative table-setting and involves decorating and style a table with well-though out decor, centerpieces and table dressings. Tablescapes are often designed to reflect a theme, season or a special occasion.
Although the perfect opportunity to go all out with table settings, tablescapes aren’t just limited to weddings. We’ve seen the interiors trend take social media by storm in recent years as more and more people are getting creative with table displays for parties, dinners and styled shoots. Some people have even started entering tablescaping competitions!
Outdoor Wedding Table Styling
As we continue to adapt and adjust to changing restrictions on weddings, many couples are opting for an al fresco wedding. If your wedding reception is set to be held outside, there are still plenty of options for creative wedding table styling.
Embrace the best of nature with a foliage-filled table display like this gorgeous green design my floral designer Miss Rose by Perine.
We’re also loving this super simple use of a long, green garland runner paired with the modern outdoor candelabra to elevate your outdoor wedding table scape.
Pretty in Pink Floral Wedding Tables
If you’re after a more extravagant and luxe wedding table look, a pink floral display certainly packs a punch and makes for a very pretty picture.
Boho Wedding Tablescapes
Boho brides and those craving a country or tipi can get really playful with wedding table styling. Why not use what nature gave us and incorporate wild flowers into your table displays. Then let your wedding table styling spill onto your seating for a cohesive look. These wooden cross-back chairs blend beautifully with rustic and bohemian schemes.
Minimalist Wedding Table Decor
Minimalists love to keep this simple and this can create some really classy wedding table looks. Choose a sprig of a herb or single stem flowers to place in a glass for a clean, fresh and uber stylish table display. Pair with sleek gold or silver cutlery and minimalist placeholders
Fairy Lights and Canopy Styling
When it comes to amping up the romance and creating a super stylish display fairy lights are always a lovely little wedding detail. Emulate the star-speckled skies with a canopy to add some atmosphere to your wedding tables come nightfall.
Timeless Tablescapes for Weddings
Candelabra are a timeless classic at weddings. Use them as they are or surround them with pretty flowers for a romantic look. The flickering light creates an atmospheric effect.
White Wedding Tabslescapes
White weddings might be traditional, but they can also be super modern, as this table setting showcases. Pair clear glass with understated white and soft pink blooms for a subtle and elegant style.
Modern Wedding Table Styling
Stepping away from traditional floral displays and mixing mediums and textures, like the feathers, velvet runner and mix-matched chairs artfully pulled together by Carmela Weddings is set to be a big trend in 2021.
Rustic Wedding Table Ideas
Equally, with pared-back ceremonies growing in popularity and rustic charm being the order of the day for many couples, your reception tables don’t always need a dominating centrepiece. We love the laid-back country charm created for this table thanks to an abundance of small jam jar blooms that harmonise with each other perfectly.
Ornate Wedding Tabslecapes
While minimalism and micro-weddings may be having a moment, there’s still a lot to be said for going all out when it comes to your wedding table styling, it is your big day after all. This uber-ornate floral display is full of colour and we’re sure it smells absolutely heavenly too.
Round Wedding Table Styling Ideas
While we’re seeing more brides and grooms opting for long banquet-style tables or trellis tables at outdoor weddings, there’s still a lot to be said for a traditional round table setting at your wedding reception. A floral centre piece and candles can make for a chic and classic tablescape.
For a more modern take on this traditional wedding table decor, try elevating your flowers to create a dynamic, multi-level display just like the above example from a stunning wedding at crosscreekranchfl.com.
Quirky Wedding Table Decor
Your wedding theme and the wedding decor is all about setting the perfect scene for you and your partner to declare your love. It should be an opportunity to reflect each of your individual characters and your little quirks as a couple. From succulents instead of bouquets to mis-matched crockery in a nod to a Mad Hatter’s tea party, tablescapes and table settings are just another way for you to have a bit of fun and step away from perceived wedding traditions.
Winter Wedding Table Styling Ideas
If you’re planning a winter wedding, rather than stripping things back and opting for a minimalist approach, you can really have some fun with some OTT wedding table decor – it is party season after all. We’re talking gold details, dramatic candelabras and opulent tablescapes.
Pine cones, foliage and logs are a great way to decorate the venue at a low cost. You can also try candles and hanging lanterns for a warm and cosy feel, or spray-painted twigs, fairy lights and silver ribbon to give the whole wedding a winter wonderland feel.
Speaking of opulence, gothic weddings are all about the drama and romance; and that makes for some seriously stunning wedding table styling ideas.
Create a truly enchanting tablescape with deep jewel tones, warm lighting and ornate detailing.