Ok, I’m going to be frank here. I live in an area that is a little bit…behind in the trends. Thankfully, Pinterest and blogs are available to everyone all over the world, so styles and information are more readily available…but that also means that people tire quickly of trends. What a conundrum! When it comes to your wedding tabletop ideas, I have a few suggestions of small changes to make that can be high impact (and some easier on the budget!). Take a peek!
I had a fabulous time on a recent trip to Sonoma County, California. I was a guest of Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences via Venone PR, and it was overall a truly inspirational time! Stephanie, owner of Off the Beaten Path, often uses Encore Events Rentals, and we were able to visit their fabulous studio, which was chock full of ideas. Here are a few of my favorites via photos by Krista Marie Photography.
High Impact Wedding Tabletop Ideas
If you want more of a minimalistic look or have so many things to put on the table, utilizing clear items may be the key to a less cluttered tablescape. Think clear glasses, candle holders, geometric pieces, napkin rings, and table numbers. This is somewhat of a “more is less” approach that I love!
Going clear doesn’t mean sacrificing detail. Use patterned crystal and other pieces that add dimension to your wedding tabletop without adding weight. Beautiful!
Play with Your Napkin
Fancy napkins, unite! Don’t be afraid to add in texture, color, and pattern with something as seemingly simple as a napkin. I love the idea of using a pattern, and you will also see a variety of textures. Not a fan of a high impact napkin? Check out the first brown napkin below – it has colored stitching without being overly dramatic.
Also, I adored the different napkin folds. Some were casual and others fancy, but in my book, they all add impact. My favorite by far is the top gingham one with the large knot. And, if you don’t want to draw too much attention to your fabric napkins, fold it neatly, and place your wedding menu on top. Viola!
Choose the Same, But Different
Do you need multiples? Rather than purchase all the same candleholder, glass, or vase, why not choose similar ones that have variations? It’s a great way to add an eclectic vibe to your wedding tabletop while offering a bit of interest. It’s also a fabulous time to add in a pop of color, as you will see with the lone blue glass mixed in with clear ones.
Oh…take note of the silverware at the place settings. Such pretty choices!
Make Use of Greenery
Greenery was a Pantone color of the year a while ago, but it’s definitely a trend that is here to stay! Utilizing greens in big and small ways can be fabulous for adding in a bit of color and texture while not breaking the bank.
Whether you choose a large arrangement, spread greens down the center of the table, fill tiny vases, or just lay a sprig at each place setting, using greens can be a fabulous way to do a little bit that goes a long way!
Create a Feel of Found
When you are curating your home, you start out with several pieces, but over time – through travels and life experiences – you will begin to integrate other items into your decor, which creates the feeling of a collection. I adore this “found over time” illusion, and it’s a great look to think about for your wedding tabletop.
All of the types of items in the image below can be found at estate sales and antique shops. And take note of the subtle purple color story. Love it!
Also, for those of you who are curious, take a peek at the types of items offered at Encore Events Rentals.
I love their selection of plates, glasses, and silverware for your wedding tabletop. Virginia gals, I’m hoping that these trends and types of pieces make their way to us soon. So lovely!
I also wanted to share one last photo!
Often, we build relationships online and hardly ever see each other in person. Such is the case with Chelsea of Tidewater and Tulle (another Virginia wedding blog!) and Brittny of Love Inc. (an equality minded publication). I highly suggest you take a peek at their blogs, too.
If you would like to see more from my Sonoma County experience, be sure to take a peek here.