Textures, metals, color, signage—all must be considered
when planning your reception table decor.
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What’s new in tabletop design?
People are mixing up their table shapes, using square, rectangular and circular tables at the same event. It gives a look that’s cohesive but still has variety. What does that mean for linens? You can use linens that complement each other, maybe in the same color but a different texture. For instance, you could do a standard linen on your guest tables but something fun— maybe sequined or patterned—on the head table, sweetheart
table or cake table. What about color? Blushes, ivories and pink have been going strong for a long time. But people now are being bolder. They’re going back to jewel tones and metallics. Tabletop options seem to be expanding, no? There’s definitely a lot more to choose from these days. A lot of rental companies now offer gold flatware and a great selection of chargers. Brides are looking to personalize their events, so they don’t want to use the same gold charger that all their friends used. Are chalkboard signs still hot? It’s a trend that’s still going strong. But couples are leaning toward a cleaner, less rustic look in their signage. So is the rustic look in tabletop is waning? People are veering away from burlap and mismatched china and toward a more sophisticated, romantic look. Talk about table numbers and escort cards. It’s really fun when couples do something out of the box. I did an event where each table number was an original watercolor of a flower. After the wedding, the table numbers became art pieces for the couple’s home.
Owner, 2Chic Events & Design