Creative Ways to Set Your Reception Tables

Most weddings feature vows, toasts, a cake, and flowers, but long after the wedding is over, it’s the clever, personal details that your guests actually remember. One way to make your wedding stand out from the rest is to add a unique touch to your dinner table.

Be it through unexpected centerpieces, detailed menus, or cool and creative dinnerware, an innovative tablescape may be just what your wedding needs to bring your personality-infused theme to a whole new level. Not sure where to start? Try new colors, shapes, and textures, which can all transform your reception table décor.

Get inspired by these real wedding table settings, designed for a diverse range of styles, tastes, and needs. Because while falling back on classic decoration is never a bad idea, swapping out tradition for more modern, one-of-a-kind designs can be a really good idea.

You’ve booked your venue, rented the tables and chairs, and now comes the not so easy part—weeding through the endless supply of wedding table decorations to curate your own original décor combo. Even if you’ve hired a wedding planner specifically to take care of said nitty-gritty organizational details, you’re not completely off the hook just yet. There’s the oh-so important matters of pegging your specific wedding vibe, vision, and budget, then tackling the décor department from there. Once you’ve checked these off the list, you’re officially ready to start designing your wedding surfaces.

Whether round, square, rectangle, or any other creative formation in between, every bare table present at your nuptials, no matter the finish, needs some form of decoration to make it look truly wedding worthy. Even starting with something as simple as a tablecloth or natural centerpiece will instantly elevate your tablescape from a bore to wedding reception galore.

Mix and match with colors, mediums, fabrics, and more for beautiful wedding table designs that are uniquely yours!