With so much to consider when thinking about weddings, it is no wonder why wedding table decorations can either be forgotten or can seem like an overwhelming task. You have to consider the guest list, how many people you put at a table, if there is enough room for their silverware and glasses, and how personalized that all should be. You also need to think about the centerpiece and if other decorations on the table are too much or not enough.
Some people love the idea of a heavily decorated table, but this can cause a lot of problems for guests. Centerpieces are the big focus, but if your centerpiece is too big to see over or takes up too much room on a table, you need to rethink it. Let people see each other fully and let them have ample room for comfort.
Do not use anything that could be an irritant to the guests. Most people are guilty of sprinkling glitter on a table cloth to give it a little sparkle. This is great, until it gets dislodged (as it most assuredly will) and gets on guests’ clothes or in the food. Remember that these tables have to function, too. Do not have anything that has to look so perfect that the effect will be ruined if it gets slightly moved. People will be getting up and sitting down, using their utensils and throwing their napkins on the table.
When it comes to the table cloth, a simple white cotton one will do better than any other. Match as close to your color scheme as you want, but if you want to make things easier on yourself, you can just go with white or black. Make sure plates are simple and elegant. It’ll save time matching things. Just ensure that all the glasses and silverware are appropriate to the occasion and to the purpose.
If you want a personal touch on the table, you can order specialized napkins online. These napkins are paper, but they can be of your color scheme. What people really like about them is that gilt initials of the couple can be stamped on. They can be inexpensive. If you do not go this route, just get simple white cloth napkins.
It will be a classier look and will let the decorations stand out. It is tempting to want huge bouquets of flowers at every table, but it will be cheaper and more pleasant to have candles. Simple bowls filled with water and decorations can have floating tea candles in them. This is safe, easy to see over, and a very lovely touch.
Flowers, especially strongly scented ones, can give guests headaches if the scent is too much. They can also change the taste of the food. Keep in mind if any of your guests have delicate senses of smell or get headaches easily. You want everyone to have a good time. Candles are unscented and far, far cheaper. They can also make the room look lovelier.
If you cannot afford a very special venue, the best thing to do is dim the lights to little imperfections will go unnoticed. As long as people can still see each other and their plates perfectly clearly, you can get away with a cheaper room and still have a classic wedding. Many people prefer the soft lighting because it makes their own appearances less flawed and it gives the look of a very intimate party.