Decorating your wedding tables.
Depending on the style, designs and location of your wedding, there are so many accessories available in a wide variety of textures and colours which can be used in your wedding table decorations. The key is to co-ordinate all your accessories into a central design theme.
Whether you are decorating more practical wedding tables like for the food, or more decorative tables for wedding gifts or the cake, the same design should apply throughout.
Once you have the basics sorted like the general table layout and the table cloths laid, you can then start the fun part...the decorations!
Consider having a runner going along the centre of the tables such as organza or chiffon drapes. There are also a range of wide ribbons available, which may be useful if you wish to use maybe a larger one for the main table, like our 240mm wide chiffon, and then you can use the smaller version on the other tables, possibly the 120mm chiffon.
Generally flowers are the main part of the centrepiece design and you can use either real or artificial, you can get such a wide variety in both and these days the artificial flowers can often be arranged into the desired design much easier than the real thing, although they certainly won’t have the same aroma. If you do decide to use real flowers for your wedding table designs, we would always recommend using some sort of preserving agent like chrysal glory spray to keep them pert and looking on top form for the whole day.
There are many accessories which can be used within the centrepiece to compliment the flowers and add a sparkle, or touch of extravagance. Our feather ranges are the most popular choice for this. Large ostrich feathers are available in many colours and designs and certainly draw your eye in. Also recommended are miniature ostrich feathers, which can be used in smaller table or venue arrangements, and a variety of feather picks which come on wired stems and can be attached to the flower stems if you would prefer a more understated feather design. Adding a variety of crystal, diamante and pearl products add sparkle and obviously the ever popular butterflies, whether you prefer more realistic or symbolic designs.
If you are having glass or acrylic vases, you may want to use something a little different inside the vase, Crystal accents are a popular choice as they can be used with both real or artificial flowers as they hold water, also there is a selection of gravel and moonstones which come in a range of colours and textures. To really emphasize the table centrepiece designs, many people chose to use mirror plates underneath to reflect the display and create a more extravagant effect.
A popular alternative to your average floral table centrepiece is the 'palm tree' design using ostrich feathers and the tall lily vases. Please see this link for more details on this wedding design.
Now you have the main elements of the table decoration together, you are ready to add those last few bits which will really finish the design off. Often confetti is used to scatter on the wedding table, whether its metallic shapes or paper confetti, preserved or artificial petals, this is traditionally the most popular product, Although there are now more new design ideas which are being used more and more.
The more popular up and coming products at the moment are the wedding table scatter crystals, which are available in a range of colours and sizes and really do look beautiful and stylish as the light hits them. Contrast these with small confetti feathers which soften and diffuse the light to create a more relaxed pretty design.
You may also want to decorate areas around the table to tie the designs in, there are a variety of heart shape wreaths and hanging garlands which may be hung from the ceiling above the wedding tables and also if you want to decorate your chairs to match thedesign on the table decorations, usually either organza fabric or chiffon drapes are used to make chair covers, or to wrap around the chairs and tie in a bow on the back.