How to Design the Perfect Tablescape!

Your wedding day provides unlimited opportunities to show off your personal style that is sure to be the talk of the town for years to come. We see the tablescape design as the true hero of your overall wedding! It is the place where your guests will gather and spend most of their evening celebrating your marriage (that and the dance floor of course!) – so give them something to talk about.

It is the one location where all of your vendors come together including your florist, caterer, stationary, stylist and so on to create magic! A well designed table sets the tone for the entire celebration and the design each guest observes, tells that story of the day you have created.

The tablescape is the reception ambience. So how can you create a stunning table? What elements should you consider? Well we are here to share with you some of our go to tips to styling that perfect tablescape design!


It is no secret that we are completely obsessed with creating inspiration boards, and we can’t stress how important it is to take the time to pull together ideas for your wedding details and tablescape design. This is where you wedding styling really starts to emerge and you are able to narrow down on your overall vision and how it will translate into the finer details.

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Imagine a moment within the design where your eyes are instantly drawn to – the eye catcher! Try a print or a rich velvet for a twist on tradition. The glassware – opt for various shades of coloured glassware for a fun, vibrant touch. Or how about your stationary? Think colours, textures, transparency, weight and design!

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Texture can be found in any almost any detail from the linens to the florals and even the paper details. Having a variety of textures creates interest and movement for the eye. In contrast to the idea of making everything match, use textures to your advantage – tangibility is a must! Now I’m not just talking about the items around the plate, think beyond that like the chair for example! What colour is your chair, what finish, what size? Your chair can make or break the design, paired with the perfect linen or timber and you may have yourself a winner!

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Florals often unite all of your table elements and create a cohesive look to your final design.

Floral arrangements add accents, texture and colour, are visually pleasing to the eye and add life to your table decor. Think tall, large and full arrangements creating the ultimate statement to your design to single stemmed vases for a minimalistic feel, or even just vines and greenery for something fresh! However, remember to also consider practica