Your wedding table themes might be individual according to the table, or the same with the only difference being the table numbers. (If you do need some inspiration for wedding table names, check out this brilliant list of 100 of the most popular!) Whichever way you decide to go about your styling, it’s important that your tables all have certain elements in common.

A mismatched look is very much in vogue but in the wrong hands, your reception room might resemble a jumble sale. When your guests walk through the door, their first impressions will be a view of the whole room. They won’t be initially focusing on the individual tables.


Centerpieces: Try not to have more than two variations for the whole room not including the top table.

Table confetti: Even if you’re going for a rainbow theme, try to make sure each table has the same table confetti.

Favours: If they’re quite small and unobtrusive, it doesn’t really matter how many different variations of favours you have. You might (if you have plenty of time and patience) want to treat each of your guests to a thoughtful favour that is exactly tailored to him or her.

The wedding stationery: Your place cards will be either next to the plates, on the plates (particularly if they’re of the luggage style variety) or clinging to the wine glass in some way.

Even if they’ve been creating with the individual guest in mind, try to have a common colour running through all of them. This should also be reflected in the table signs (providing the names or numbers of the tables) and any menus or information cards.
Your crockery, cutlery and glassware! (But there’s nothing to be added here!!)

Try and reflect different aspects of your wedding table themes in each of the different elements. For example, if you’re having a book-themed wedding, your centrepiece could be a flower-covered book display, surrounded by a table confetti made of cut outs from the pages of books. You could have a book design printed on each item of wedding stationery to give the overall impression of conformity.


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