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50 Beautiful Table Decoration Ideas for All Wedding Styles

From wedding centrepieces to place cards and bows, check out our 50 gorgeous wedding table decoration ideas before you commit to any décor!

Outdoor wedding reception with rolling country view, long white wedding tables with pretty pastel coloured floral arrangements and tapered candles , each table setting has a white plate, white napkin, cutlery and a white chair

Outdoor wedding reception with rolling country view, long white wedding tables with pretty pastel coloured floral arrangements and tapered candles , each table setting has a white plate, white napkin, cutlery and a white chair

Planning how to decorate tables for a wedding is a really fun part of the big-day prep. From centrepieces to table runners and even napkin choices, every element requires careful thought to reflect your chosen wedding theme, season and colour palette with creativity and consistency. 

Whether you personalise your wedding with imaginative table names, make a dramatic statement with a grand centrepiece or DIY your wedding favours, we have loads of ideas to inspire you.

If you’re on a tight budget, simple wedding table decorations like textured runners and table numbers can bring extra style to your venue. If you can splash out more, candles, flowers, and favours will further elevate the scene and add thoughtful finishing touches to your tables and decor.

Your guests will spend a significant portion of the reception at their table, so put in as much effort as you would for all your other décor. Think about using complementary and accent colours to suit your palette and adding height, light, scent, and interest to the table (but nothing obstructive that stops people speaking across the table!).

Here are our 50 favourite wedding table decoration ideas divided into inspiration pics from our wonderful Hitched suppliers - including decor and styling specialists you can hire for your big day - plus shoppable pieces you can buy online now.  And, if all that's not enough, we've got a wedding styling expert answering some commonly asked questions on how to decorate tables for weddings. Scroll on to see, and be sure to take note!

Wedding Table Decoration Ideas 

Your caterers or venue will normally provide white or ivory tablecloths as a blank canvas to decorate. At a minimum, table decorations for weddings usually include a centrepiece and table name or number, and each place setting will have a place card, wedding favour, napkin, and some additional flourishes, such as a spring of rosemary on top of your menu.

You can go as simplistic or striking as you like, taking inspiration from the wedding setting, theme, and season while tying everything in with your selected colour scheme for an effective and coherent look overall. 

1. Multi-Level Candles 

A round wedding table with glass charges with gold beaded edging with white flowers and foliage at the centre surrounded by candles of varying heights

Build up different levels of candles in vases and votives for a warm, timeless look that’s great with metallics and plenty of green foliage.

Check if naked flames are allowed at your venue; otherwise, use LED candles. We’re obsessed with this set up from PerfectEvent4U - the warm look generated by the candlelight is just so inviting. 

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2. Miniature Crates

A wooden wedding table with two wooden crate centrepieces with wildflowers

Use wooden crates rather than vases for your flowers to give your tables a wholesome, rustic feel. This is a great look for barn, tipi, and farm weddings.

This look is styled by Vintage Florrie - it's much more sustainable to hire your wedding decor. 

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3. Bud Vases

Outdoor wedding reception white table dressed with an orange fabric table runner, black tapered candle holders with various coloured candles, small bud vases with a few flower stems in and ornate orange glassware

Intersperse bud vases filled with sprigs of foliage and wildflowers with colourful taper candles and glassware for pops of colour along a banquet-style table arrangement. 

This setting from The Artisan Wedding House is perfect for adding a pop of colour, but in a more pared back way. 

  • Deals: A fabulous 10% discount is available to Hitched couples via this supplier's listing - head that way to find out more. 

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4. Seasonal Touches 

A wedding table covered in greenery with berries and miniature pumpkins and autumnal themed stationery

Celebrate the season with your wedding table decorations and incorporate the colours reflected in the natural landscape, like this set up by The Amyverse.

Autumn has long been a favourite season for Instagrammers and Pinterest enthusiasts thanks to the rich oranges, reds and browns that light up the natural landscape during this period. 

  • Deals: Amyverse offers an exclusive 5% discount to Hitched couples - click below for more info!

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5. Subtle Florals 

A wedding table with a white table cloth and blush toned florals with blue patterned plates and blue candlesticks

Flower centrepieces naturally add elegance and romance to your reception tables, but you don’t need to go for one big display.

With subtle floral and foliage additions, you can transform your table. We love this timeless tablescape with Bridgerton blue accents created by wedding planner By Chenai.

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6. Elevated Arrangements 

Rustic boho wedding reception circular tables dressed with pale brown tablecloths with coordinating charger plates and napkins, in the centre is an elevated pampas grass and white rose flower arrangement on a tall white frame

We absolutely love tall floral centrepieces, which allow space for large, impactful floral arrangements without taking over the table or blocking guests' views. They're also particularly effective in rooms with high ceilings for balancing the proportions of the space.

Elevated floral arrangements with square frames like the styled by Creative Venue Styling above also leave plenty of space for pillar candles in hurricane jars. 

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7. Potted Herbs 

A banquet style wedding table with herbs in woven or hessian wrapped pots

Herbs make great low-key and low-cost centrepieces - just look at this set up by Living For Tomorrow. If you choose a herb like lavender, it'll add a gorgeous scent and colour to your table. Try to match your herbs with the seasons: mint and basil are fantastic for spring and summer, and hardier herbs like rosemary and thyme work for autumn and winter.

Potted plant centrepieces are also a great choice if you're trying to make your wedding more sustainable

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8. Blossom Trees 

A wedding reception room with round tables with blossom trees at the centre of each

Blossom trees make for romantic and impactful wedding table centrepieces that will give your guests all the fairytale feels. We love the tiny tea light-filled baubles hanging from the ones above by JF Styling

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9. Spring Blooms

long trestle wedding reception tables decorated with a white linen cloths and clear jars of spring flowers running down the centre

In spring and summer, a smaller selection of vibrant seasonal blooms is enough to bring a table to life.

Choose bright-coloured florals like cornflowers, foxgloves, tulips, daffodils or poppies that are simple but make a statement, like this set up by Dita Rosted Events.

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10. Florals and Fruit 

A wedding table place setting with a gold charger and cutlery and a bowl of berries

Use fruit to add a whole other dimension to your wedding table decorations. Autumn really suits red apples, pears, figs and berries, which bring an air of decadence, while summer displays look fresh and elegant with vibrant citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruits. 

We absolutely love this display by Amie Jackson Weddings & Events - the gold details really elevate it. 

  • Deals: As a Hitched couple, you can bag a 5% discount with this fabulous supplier via their listing. 

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11. Top Table Meadow

A rustic wedding reception showing the top table with a flower floor meadow in front of it using colourful flowers on the table there are tapered candles, a perspex table number sign and a vase of coordinating flowers to the side there is a wooden 'order of the day' sign and a pillar with fairylights wrapped around

If you're having a traditional long top table facing out to your guests, adding some decoration to the front is a great idea. Not only will it add extra impact and make the 'most important' table stand out, but it will also give a beautiful shot when your photographer snaps the wedding speeches!

We love the idea of a luscious floor meadow, which can be created by your florist to tie in with your wedding theme - just look at this set up by Attention 2 Detail Floristry & Events.

  • Deals: This talented supplier offers Hitched couples a 3% discount - head over to their listing to discover more!

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21. Macramé Touches

A microwedding table with candles and foliage and a macramé table runner

When it comes to boho decor ideas for wedding tables, majestic macramé has to be up there! How gorgeous are these wedding table decorations from Knot Again Jill.

Free-spirited and cool, it adds instant style to a wedding reception room and can be used as tactile table runners, dreamy chair decor or whimsical table backdrops. 

  • Deals: Get your macramé with a glorious 5% discount by heading to this supplier's Hitched listing. 

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22. Textured Table Runners

A small wedding table with an orange table runner and gold votives

Table runners are a great way to add texture to plain wedding tables. We love how this vibrant burnt orange table runner adds colour to the white tablecloth and provides a beautiful base for the luxe gold votives – you can see more from Ambience Kingston-upon-Thames

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23. Garden Table Garlands

Bride and groom sat an an outdoor wedding garden reception at a long top table with a garden table garland running down the centre with colourful freeform blooms, each table setting has crockery, cutlery, glassware and a menu

Not all table runners need to be fabric. How stunning is this garden-style table garland made up of free-form flowers and foliage?

It’s accentuated here by Pearline Events with gorgeous lemon-coloured candles in ornate glass holders.

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24. Bold Contrasts

A small outdoor wedding table decorated with blush and coral floral centrepieces

We love how the muted shades of the surrounding walls and floors have been complemented by the sandy-coloured florals in this boho-style set-up, but what really catches our eye is the contrasting turquoise table names.

Try adding contrasting elements to your wedding tables for a look that really pops like in this striking wedding table decoration idea from Pink Palms

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25. Pretty Potted Floral Displays

Outdoor wedding reception with rolling country view, long white wedding tables with pretty pastel coloured floral arrangements and tapered candles , each table setting has a white plate, white napkin, cutlery and a white chair

Are you having an elegant pastel-coloured reception? Then this wedding table decoration idea by Ella Hartig should send your heart all aflutter!

Striking the perfect balance between simplicity and luxury, we love how varying-sized floral arrangements are displayed in colour-coordinated pastel pots and punctuated with elegant taper candles. It's one of our favourite decor ideas for wedding tables.

  • Deals: As a Hitched couple, you can get a 3% discount with this supplier - click the link below to discover more.

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26. Statement Chargers 

A table setting with a gold ruffled edge charger and a mint green macaron favour

While not entirely essential, chargers can add decadence and colour to your wedding tables. Choose a fitting design to suit the style of your celebrations, from chic, pared-back glass designs to luxurious styles like this ruffled-edge gold one from Ambience Kingston-upon-Thames.

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27. Rustic Textures

Rustic wedding reception with wooden tables dressed with brown fabric table runners, wooden table number signs, wicker placematsm textured napkins and centrepieces in wooden crates featuring a mix of pampas grass, dried flowers and roses, and there is a mix of candlestick holders and votives

Looking to decorate tables for a wedding at a barn venue? Then chances are you've chosen a rustic theme, so be inspired by this decoration for tables at a wedding by The Artisan Wedding House.

The best way to achieve this look is to decorate your tables with different textures - think wicker placemats, wooden crates, fluffy pampas grass centrepieces combined with structural dried flowers, plus softness in the form of fabric table runners and relaxed chair drapes.

  • Deals: Did we mention this supplier offers Hitched couples a fabulous 10% discount?!

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28. Stylish Bows

Black tie style wedding reception showing a table place setting with a white plate with a menu and black ribbon bow, the glassware also has back bows tied around the stem and there are modern white floral centrepieces bookended with black candlestick holders

Bows are big news in weddings right now, from bow-detailed bridal dresses to on-trend wedding table decorations. Choose large, blousy ribbons for a romantic look or chic, slimline designs for a more sophisticated feel when decorating tables for your wedding.

We love this style-led tablescape with pearl-detailed fabrics, white floral centrepieces and black accents by Twinkle Events Company, which would be perfect for a luxe black-tie wedding.

  • Deals: This wonderful supplier has a couple of special offers for Hitched couples, including £200 off 2025 bookings. Hit the link for more info.

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29. Dried Florals 

A wedding table setting with linen napkin and dried flowers

We love this mix of coral-toned roses with dried pieces and pampas grass by Boelle Events; it not only creates a gorgeous colour scheme but gives a thoroughly modern vibe and incredible texture to the table décor, too. 

  • Deals: Bag yourself a 10% discount with this wedding decor and design company via their Hitched listing. 

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30. Colour Coordinated Details 

A banquet style wedding table with emerald green napkins and candlesticks

Mixing colours can create a vibrant and fun feel but we love a fully coordinated scheme too. We're obsessed with the rich, emerald green of the napkins and the matching taper candles in this set-up – if you love it too, be sure to check out Co-Ordination Event Hire for more decoration for tables at weddings. 

  • Deals: Get your dream wedding reception styling and a fabulous 10% discount with this wonderful Hitched supplier. Click the link below for full details. 

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31. Light-Up Letters 

A banquet style wedding table with light-up M

Looking for wedding table decoration ideas with a difference? Then stop scrolling! We've seen plenty of giant light-up letters on the dancefloor at weddings, but we love the alternative idea of using mini versions as centrepieces on wedding tables.

So simple yet so effective - and hiring them from vendors like Dita Rosted Events saves you the hassle of buying and storing your own.

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32. Pretty Crockery

Rustic wedding table decoration showing a place setting with wicker mat and flower shaped plates stacked on one another with a menu on top, there is a pink fabric table runner on the wooden table decorated with pastel flower centrepieces and tapered candles

Crockery isn't just a practical element of your wedding tables - it's pretty, too!

Look for styles and colours that will fit with your wedding theme and palette, like these floral-shaped plates in complementary hues from Twinkle Events Company.

  • Deals: This supplier has some fabulous offers for Hitched couples; head to their listing to check out their current deals. 

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33. Ombré Florals 

A wedding table set with four places with an ombré rose table runner

How about this for a table runner? We love this ombré effect created using tightly packed rose heads. Go all-out romance by adding blush-toned glassware and menus, too, like this table and decor idea from Pearline Events

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34. Wooden Place Settings and Table Numbers

Wedding table place setting with a gold charger plate and gold cutlery and white napkin tied with a ribbon and a 'bride' laser-cut name place

Place names and table names/numbers are essentials when decorating tables for a wedding.

We love these beautiful laser-cut designs by Jajo UK, which will bring style, texture, and a personal touch to your wedding reception. 

  • Deals: You can save 10% with this creative Hitched supplier. Click the link for more details. 

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35. Structural Floral Displays

A spring wedding reception with seasonal blooms in varying structural arrangements in the centre of the table interspersed with tapered candles

Table decorations for weddings don't come more captivating than structural floral displays of varying heights, like this one from Pink Palms.

Often created using a Kenzan, otherwise known as a 'flower frog', this heavy metal plate with needles sits in the bottom of a vase or dish with the flower stems slotted in the top, allowing them to stand upright without further support.

The overall appearance is whimsy, natural blooms with an architectural edge. 

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36. Dazzling Disco Balls

Christmas wedding table decor showing red flower centrepieces with red tapered candles and white pillar and floating candles in clear circular vases interspersed with disco balls

Going glam? Then shiny disco balls will be a fabulous addition to your wedding tables, like this decor idea for wedding tables by Twinkle Events Company.

Dot ones of various sizes along the centre of the tables and intersperse with floral arrangements and candles to suit your colour scheme. We also love the idea of using disco-ball-style baubles on tables for festive weddings like the gorgeous tablescape above. 

  • Deals: This wedding styling company has special offers for our Hitched couples, including a 5% discount on direct bookings. Hit the link below for more info.

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Wedding Table Decorations to Shop Now 

From table names and numbers to decorative runners, each of our wedding table decoration picks will elevate your wedding reception styling and help give it a personal feel. 

37. Personalised Natural Wood Name Place Setting – Bespoke & Oak Co. 

Three place names made from small wooden tree stumps

Let your guests know where they're sitting with a rustic, wooden place name. These can also double up as wedding favours, with your guests able to display them on a desk, dressing table or shelf at home following the big day. 

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38. Gold Table Runner – Magpie Décor 

A wedding place setting with a sequin table runner

Sequins are an easy and inexpensive way to add decadence to your wedding table decoration. With size and colour options available, you can buy a sequin table runner to suit your colour scheme and table size. If you're going for all-out sparkle, you can also purchase matching placemats and napkin bands. 

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39. Personalised Frosted Wedding Table Number – Sprinkle More Joy

White frosted wedding table number plaque with the number '8' and personalised with the wedding couples' name and wedding date

Statement table numbers can add wow-factor and personality to your wedding tables. We love this chic frosted table number that can be personalised with your names and wedding date. Its neutral tone means it will easily go with lots of different wedding palettes and themes. 

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40. Engraved Place Setting Vase Favour – Sprinkle More Joy 

Three bud vases with names printed on the side and sprigs of wildflowers inside

These engraved bud vase favours will provide a sweet keepsake of your day and can easily double up as wedding table decorations. Slot a sprig of foliage, dried stems or some wax flowers in each to create colour and texture across the table. 

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41. Personalised Wooden Place Setting – The Laser Engraving Company

Wedding table place setting showing a personalised laser-cut wooden place setting favour spelling 'Tamkzin' place on a white napkin with a sprig of rosemary

Wooden details like these place names add a rustic touch that's perfect for country weddings. Lay them over the top of a napkin in a key wedding shade for an eye-catching colour contrast.

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42. Wooden Tree Slab Stump Wedding Centrepiece – The Giftologist 

Wooden slice wedding centrepiece with a vase of water and jar of rustic flowers on top on a burlap table runner

Wooden tree stumps can elevate your centrepieces, whether you've chosen candles, bud vases, floral arrangements or something else. They also add a rustic, woodland vibe that would work beautifully for barn or festival weddings

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43. Personalised Napkins – Big Stitch

White linen napking with the letter 'A' embroidered on tucked under a flower style white plate

These monogram napkins not only look luxe, but they double up as wedding favours that your guests can use and cherish beyond the big day. Choose from white cotton or linen fabric and add your guests' initials to make them truly personal. 

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44. Acrylic Wedding Table Numbers – Ginger Ray

A clear acrylic table number with white lettering with foliage in the background

Acrylic table numbers provide fresh and modern wedding table decorations, plus they allow the colours of your flowers and other wedding décor to peek through. 

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45. Velvet Bow Table Setting – Stitched Up

A collection of dark blue velvet bow wedding table settings with custom embroidery detail

These embroidered velvet bow table settings look romantic and regal, especially in this gorgeous deep blue hue. Providing lots of options to add a personal touch, you can pick from a selection of thread and velvet colours and add custom embroidery. 

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46. Fairy Bottle Lights – Hello Lovely

Three glass bottles with toppers with LED lights hanging from them

These cork stopper lights can be added to any bottle for a flawless (and battery-pack-free) effect. As the light goes down for the evening, they'll really add ambience and glow to your wedding tables. 

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47. Hoop Wedding Table Centrepiece – Oak and Acorn Store

A wooden hoop table centrepiece with added foliage

We love how these wooden hoops double up as centrepieces and table names. You can add a number or word to each and add some faux foliage or ask your florist to embellish them with some blooms. 

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48. Beeswax and Soy Blend Twist Pastel Candles – Allumee Home

Eight pastel coloured twisted taper candles in a row

In search of fun and colourful wedding table decoration ideas? Taper candles provide an attractive solution that's easy to source and style. We love these twisted candles in pastel shades.

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49. Boho Green Glass Candle Holder – The Best Room 

A wedding banquet table with candlesticks in green glass holders surrounded by foliage

Consider decorating tables for your wedding with coloured glass candlestick holders - these are everywhere right now, and we love the look they provide. Keep it simple by adding white taper candles or create a colour contrast with a candle in a bright hue. 

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50. Wooden Heart Shaped Wedding Table Confetti – Ginger Ray 

Small wooden hearts scattered at the edge of a table runner on a wooden table

Table confetti is an easy and affordable way to add colour and texture to your wedding tables. These wooden hearts will add a seriously romantic touch. 

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Expert Advice on Decorating Tables for Weddings

To help answer any niggling questions you've still got about how to decorate tables for your wedding, we've called upon the expert knowledge of Charley Parmenter, owner of bespoke wedding styling and floristry company Attention 2 Detail, based in Cambridgeshire and covering weddings and events all across the UK. 

How to Decorate Tables for a Wedding Reception?

"Don’t be afraid to deviate from the character of your venue," says Charley. "Your wedding needs to reflect you as a couple and what lights you up. Whether it’s the romantic feel you want by adding lots of candles or if fresh flowers are your vibe, go for it and be inspired by what you love.

"Also, have fun with your vision by adding personal touches, such as guest menu cards and table names that mean something to you both. I love to see personal touches as a stylist and as a wedding guest; it gets all the guests talking! If you do have the budget to secure a stylist, choose one that gets excited about your vision and is able to deliver it.

"Ask for in-person table mock-ups; this is where you figure out what you do or don’t like, and my couples love this part of the journey with us."

How to Decorate a Round Table for a Wedding?

"As long as your guests have something pretty to look at without obstructing their view, you can't go wrong. One big tip, though - if you're having charger plates, check you have the space to do so, as some round tables have a maximum number of guests you can have to allow room for them."

How to Decorate Long Tables for a Wedding?

"I love styling long trestle tables. Again, just ensure your guests can see each other and keep it pretty. My go-to for trestle table styling is lots of pillar candles, taper candlesticks and elegant bud vases of dainty gorgeous flowers."

What Are the Best Decorations for Tables at a Wedding?

"I love to see tall, natural flower centrepieces in venues that have the height; this really complements a large room. I'm also obsessed with meadow garden-style flower bowl arrangements, together with tall taper candlesticks and elegant glass tea light/candle holders."

How to Decorate Wedding Chairs?

"Ok, unpopular opinion coming up…I feel everyone wants chairs dressing/styling but I do suggest to couples that if you have a pretty chair, such as a chivari or a rustic cross back, save your money!

"Chair styling costs can add up due to the material that needs ironing/steaming, the time it takes to style hundreds of chairs on the day, and as soon as your guests arrive at their tables, the chairs are used to hang handbags or coats on.

"The chairs only look great for that ‘photo’ that 9 times out of 10, the photographer doesn’t get a chance to take. If my couples really like the thought of chair styling then I like to add a simple but elegant bow that stays in place throughout to make it extra pretty!"

How to Make Table Decorations for a Wedding?

If you're wondering how to make your own table decorations for your wedding, this one is for you. Making your own table decorations for your wedding can be hard work, so it's important to practise lots beforehand and feel confident that you are up to the task.

We love the video above for inspiration, but also value Charley's advice: "If you're having table runners, drop them off at your venue the night before so that they can be laid out before crockery and glassware so it saves you having to move it all to put it back!

"A bonus tip for DIY wedding styling: create your own table mock-up ahead of the wedding so you can visualise exactly what your tables are going to look like. Whether you do this at home or at the venue during a private appointment, it will be well worth it!"

If you’re looking for more reception decor ideas, check out our favourite wedding decor under £10.