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Wedding reception table decorations – inspiration for caterers

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Weddings are an important part of the catering industry. Organising a wedding reception always requires a lot of preparation and effort from caterers and venue proprietors. As well as the catering, all the other details also have to be right to deliver the most beautiful and memorable day in the bride and groom’s lives. Even the wedding tables have to impress, especially when the bride and groom already have precise ideas about what they want. The aim is to create a party atmosphere for the couple and their guests. If a wedding takes place in your venue, it might be, that you have to implement the theme and colour scheme exactly per the wishes of the bride and groom. Need ideas on how to decorate a wedding table? Discover how to conjure up unique wedding reception table decorations here:

Ideas and tips for perfect wedding table decorations

1. Wedding table scatter decorations:
On many wedding tables, the prevailing colour is white. Table scatter decorations provide the perfect finishing touch to the table. It is an easy way of adding a touch of colour or variety. Examples of scatter decorations:

wedding reception table decorations: petals falling into cup
  • petals
  • pearls
  • rhinestones/crystals
  • hearts
  • confetti with writing
  • letters
  • decorative stones
  • balls and much more.

2. Romantic candles:
A romantic atmosphere is easy to create with candles. If the function room is somewhat ‘cosy’, just be aware that small rooms can heat up quickly and become stuffy. Big, tall candle holders look more elegant and celebratory, but guests still need to be able to see across the table and talk to each other easily. Small tealights can also create a lovely atmosphere and they don’t stop the conversation from flowing. More unusual candle shapes and colours can also be used to accentuate the wedding table decoration.

3. Tablecloths and runners:
A plain tablecloth provides the perfect base for a beautiful wedding table. Adding a beautifully coloured table runner sets off the colour scheme nicely and the rest of the wedding reception table decorations can then be based on this colour. Reflecting this accent colour in the porcelain as well adds an extra special touch.

wedding reception table decorations: colorful place mat and colorful napkin

4. Napkins: Expensive cloth napkins are more elegant, but high-quality paper napkins are now also available and they can be displayed elegantly using a unique folding technique or a napkin ring. Find some napkin-folding ideas here.

5. Use table names, menus and place cards as decoration:
Table names, menus and place cards are often overlooked when deciding how to decorate a wedding table. However, when these are beautifully designed, they can really enhance the overall look of the table. Individually and creatively designed menus and place cards can be real eye-catchers and guests may even take them home as a souvenir.

6. Wedding favours:
Even small wedding favours can remind guests of the wedding. If the bride and groom are planning on wedding favours, then these small, beautifully wrapped and colour-coordinated gifts can be another eye-catching addition to the wedding table.

7. Setting the scene for food:
For many guests, food is the highlight of a wedding. So, it is important that wedding reception table decorations are effective, but that they also leave enough room to set out the food. High-quality porcelain is an excellent way of displaying food. Creative collections, such as those from Tafelstern, are ideal.

Tafelstern offers a wide range of porcelain for people who love classic white plates. Flat pieces available in round, oval, rectangular and abstract shapes, give caterers the flexibility needed to design unique table decorations for wedding receptions. Both porcelain with accents of colour and porcelain with white patterns look particularly elegant.

wedding reception table decorations: white on white decoration

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The bride and groom might be interested in the modern trend of sharing platters instead of the traditional buffet or meals with several courses. Bowls, dishes and plates are easy to arrange in different layouts and patterns on the table and guests can create their own individual plates of food in a friendly atmosphere. You save time on setting up and decorating buffet tables and guests no longer need to queue up. Sharing food also quickly gets the conversation under way, so it is a great ice-breaker for guests that don’t know each other. The ‘Playground’ collection offers a wide range of accessories made from a variety of materials, which can be perfectly combined with high-quality porcelain to give the wedding table a completely different look. This allows unique table decorations to be created to suit different wedding themes and ideas.

Conclusion: communication!

Above all, wedding reception table decorations should make the bride and groom happy. You can give your creativity free rein, as long as you respect any pre-set ideas that the bride and groom may have. Close consultation with the couple helps prevent any disappointment and means nothing is left to stand in the way of a beautiful day!

wedding reception table decorations: white silvery balloons

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