Choosing Your Table and Place Setting


Choosing your table and place settings at the reception is not a task to leave until the last moment. The tables are a great place to be creative with your reception decor, and there are a lot of different elements to consider. We spoke with Contempo Linen and Event Rentals to find out what you need.


When deciding how to decorate your reception tables, the first thing you should choose is the centerpiece or linen. Once you have chosen your centerpieces or linens, you can base the rest of your design around that theme. If you want to go with floral centerpieces this will be an easy choice as you will incorporate flowers from your bouquet.

Depending on what style of wedding reception you want to have there are a lot of options when choosing your place setting. The place setting can be made up of charger plates, napkins, menus, place cards, glassware, flatware, table favors, candles, china, linen, place mats, and centerpieces. Not all of these elements need to be used so be sure to pick and choose what works best for your wedding.


If you’re worried the place settings will take up too much space on the table, one easy way to declutter is to add layers. Instead of using a napkin ring you can do a special napkin fold that can also hold the menu card or flatware. This will help keep each place setting neat and tidy, and still looking like the glamorous wedding reception of your dreams.

Your guests spend a lot of time at their table so be sure to take some time thinking about how you’re going to decorate it. Mixing different elements and styles together will create a stunning table and bring your entire reception look together.



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