The way you choose to decorate the tables at your wedding reception provides a big opportunity to continue your own brand of storytelling through your styling choices. Maintaining cohesiveness is key to a look that will flow and yet still provide interest at every turn, drawing your guests attention to all the different components that make up your special celebration. With so many options out there it can be hard to know where to begin…but really it comes down to your chosen style and colour palette, these are the two biggest decisions you need to make and then critically ‘stick to’ in order to pull off a well rounded style for your Wedding Day.
The tables for your guests play an integral visual anchor to the overall look for the reception and so in recent years this is why the term ‘tablescape’ has been coined…as really they provide the landscape from which everything else comes together and they can really be quite the visual feast on their own too, if you give your tables the chance to shine! As with so many decisions, getting inspiration will help you decide what you like and what you don’t. Decide whether you want long banquet style tables or large round tables for instance….often this comes down to your venue and what space parameters are in place and also what they have available or what they’ll allow you to hire in if you so desire. Your shape of table dictates so much when it comes to styling, the overall look and also how your guests will interact with one another on the day. There is much to think about!
Colour is the next big factor that comes into play – really think out what colours you working with in your chosen colour palette and choose whether to bring them all into the tablescapes or just a few to tie it all together without overpowering the final ambience of the space. Think about what colours work best with your chosen venue, the season and time of year, your own likes and dislikes, favourite flowers and your dream bridal party look too. All of it comes into play and then continues to play out, so what you start with is really important for your overall direction and you want to be confident in your choice so that you’re not second guessing yourself at every turn and can just relax knowing you are 100% committed to your choice and to seeing it through. Changes cost time and money + a little anxiety along the way, all things that tend to be in short supply when you’re planning a wedding.
With so much inspiration out there, we hope that this has given you some new ideas or reaffirmed your love affair with a certain style or colour palette. One things’s for sure, Tamborine Mountain is an incredible setting to bring any of these tablescapes to life in your own way and our incredible team of suppliers and venues would love to help you do just that! Why not make contact today and start talking about some of your ideas. Happy planning! x