Crockery, linen and table centres combine to create an overall decorative effect. Details, such as menus and place cards, should be thought through carefully and fit the style of the wedding.
- Classic white linen and clear glass create a timeless, traditional effect.
- Unusual china or coloured glass can help add to a theme or style; coloured napkins or linen make a bold statement.
- Napkin rings, or equivalent, provide a chance to introduce some detail and co-ordinating colour to the table.
- Other decorations, such as tea light holders, are often available to hire from the florist.
- Make sure eight-hour burning candles are used, not the standard four-hour ones. It is advisable to place a drop of water in the bottom of the tea light holders to prevent them from overheating and shattering.
- The table numbers or names and place cards should also fit the theme of the table decorations.
- Place cards can be hand-made at home, rather than printed. Hand-calligraphy is an elegant choice.
- It is a nice touch to provide menus on the table for guests to see what is being served. This can also indicate when the cake will be cut and the speeches made.
- Some couples choose to sprinkle confetti on the wedding table; this can look messy and spoil an elegant, clean look.