How to add a creative touch to place settings

Named by Brides as one of the 15 elements of an unforgettable wedding, the wedding tables at your reception play an important role in cementing the theme of your wedding day. Using everything from centrepieces to place cards, your tables should wow your guests and make the celebration much more personal.

Place settings

Creative touches are a way of signalling the theme of your day to the guests. The challenge is to create items like stunning place settings that both follow the theme and fit with your chosen venue.

Rustic rose gold

Those looking to host a boho or festival inspired wedding will love the rose gold accessories currently popular on the wedding scene. Rose gold table accessories provide the perfect complement to natural woods and sprigs of greenery, as well as an alternative to more traditional shades. As WeddingWire describes, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating your centrepieces and place settings with romantic rose gold details:

“Instead of traditional gold or silver, accent your banquet tables with rose gold details. It offers a fresh take on the metallic trend and looks gorgeous at nearly any type of event, from rustic chic barn weddings to formal estate room receptions. Dress up a rustic wooden table with a row of gorgeous rose gold jars. Add a few votives here and there—voilà. Don’t just stop at one tablecloth—layer a shimmering rose gold cloth on top of a blush one for a look that’s ultra-glam. Add a showstopping centerpiece to completely wow your guests.”

Copper is another accent colour growing in popularity. This material is increasingly being used to accessorise natural centrepieces and place settings.

Modern and minimal

Contrary to popular belief, wedding décor doesn’t have to be fussy and opulent. Many brides and grooms are in fact opting for a fresher, more minimalistic look when it comes to their wedding receptions. Modern details like perspex menus and acrylic typography offer a great way to display your wedding menu and serve food to your guests. Clear plates also add a great finishing touch to crisp, modern place settings.

Keeping it simple and embracing a more minimalist colour scheme can accompany modern and traditional weddings alike. Elaborate wedding flower displays often create a statement look all by themselves, so why not let the foliage do most of the talking?

Colour me happy

From the neutral to the colourful, the geometric theme is making something of a comeback in recent years. Incorporating colourful silverware, geometric place settings and table runners adds the ultimate creative twist to modern weddings.

Vintage table setting

Vintage wonders

Vintage themed soirees are still extremely popular with couples tying the knot, with inspiration from bygone eras providing solid themes and styles for those marrying in the modern day. Vintage crockery picked up from flea markets and thrift stores or hired from a specialist is a great way to make a powerful and unique statement at your wedding reception.

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