Table decorations can cause endless problems when planning a wedding. What do you want to have on the table? Do you want fresh flowers? Do you want candles? Are you allowed candles? Will the tables look cluttered? Do you want balloons?
The current trend seems to be white table linen with a coloured table runner to match the colour theme of the wedding with simple decoration. A couple of tea light candles and some “scatter crystals” and maybe a vase with flowers. Some people opt to have goldfish bowls with flowers arranged inside it sitting on a mirror tile – simple yet elegant.
Many people opt for silk flowers to cut down on costs, definitely cost effective and because many silk flowers now look so realistic you really can get away with saving a few pennies and not scrimping on the look. The other good thing about silk arrangements is that if you have guests with allergies they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Place settings can add to the decoration on the tables, indeed they can be designed to compliment the decoration to keep the amount of things on the table to a minimum and therefore cutting down on clutter.
Another clever idea is to use favours as place settings, but remember however many people you are having at a table there will be plates, glasses and cutlery for up to 4 courses on the table as well so it’s wise to consider just what you want to put on the table.
Many couples have added to the table décor with some ‘trivia boxes’, which are a great way to break the ice for guests who might not know each other, but they can also be great fun like the jokes you get inside Christmas crackers.