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Denise DeSimone
Mar 27, 2013

10 Ideas for a Beautiful Wedding Table Setting

Using unique wedding table decoration ideas

Your wedding reception table settings and designs matter!  If you’re looking for wedding tablescape ideas, we have put together a list of ten unique ideas (with photos!) to give your reception a romantic, distinct ambiance.

Wedding Table Place Setting

Consider using high rectangular tables instead of traditional round tables.  The first step to a unique wedding table setup starts with your table!  Using high rectangular tables instead of the traditional round tables adds some dimension and a splash of modern glamour.

rectangle tables for wedding


Deconstructed flower arrangements displayed at different heights on tables make great unique touches.  What’s a wedding tablescape without a centerpiece?  Bouquets of flowers are very traditional, so instead of the norm, try a deconstructed flower arrangement.  For added dimension, display the arrangements at different heights.

Flower arrangements for place setting

Don’t be afraid of mixing patterns and textures.  In this tablescape, we used a mirror charger with art deco-style china, wire ball accessories, contemporary square wine glasses and silverware, crystal beaded napkin rings and a lot of clear, oversized round vases.  The patterns and textures, though different, tie together beautifully and enhance the chic-ness of the high rectangular table.

Vases for wedding table setting

Use one signature or feature color with a single color pallet (such as black and white).  In this wedding table design, we used an eggplant purple as the featured splash of color, and it adds just the right amount of energy.

eggplant napkin for wedding tablesetting

Mirrors can help reflect and scatter light.  Mirrors paired with candles (and other sources of light) increase the romantic ambiance at any table—especially during the evening—which is perfect for a wedding reception.

Wedding tablesetting

Try scattering tea lights around the table.  Each guest will feel special with his or her own twinkling light, and since our table centerpieces incorporate mirrors, the scattered tea lights will add even more romantic energy.

tealights for a wedding table setting

Mixing world styles on your table is so in!  This wedding place setting is reminiscent of a 1940s New York City, while the deconstructed white orchids and bamboo flower arrangements are Asian-inspired.  See how well the two collaborate to create a beautiful tablescape!

mixing styles for a wedding table setting

Add little culinary twists on your table.  Doing something a bit out-of-the-box will inspire and surprise guests.  The small, unique table setting elements will complement the entire table design.

Salt and pepper for a wedding table setting

Work with your event planner or rental company to explore and play with different table setting options.  Wedding table settings are a brilliant outlet for couples to express originality.  We love to explore creativity with clients to help them transform wedding receptions into unique and beautiful occasions.  Play around with setting ideas together as a couple before choosing the perfect table setting for your wedding.

Wedding tablesetting ideas


The table design or the venue—which comes first?  Either one!  This beautiful, unique table design fits wonderfully in an urban setting, or brings a nod to contemporary design in a traditional space.  Either way, neither you nor your guests will forget such a beautiful, important element to your wedding reception atmosphere.

Wedding Rectangle Table Setting

Denise DeSimone

Denise is an Event Planner at BG Events & Catering.

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