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16 Wedding Table Decoration Ideas by Theme

Not sure how to decorate the tables at your wedding reception? We provide 16 wedding table setting ideas that you can borrow for your wedding reception. We’ll also discuss how to arrange wedding centerpieces to ensure that all the wedding decor is in the right place for your big day. Find wedding table setting ideas that will match your wedding’s theme and impress your guests. 


Wedding Table Setting Ideas

Decorating your wedding reception goes down to the details, including the table settings! To help you decorate the tables at your wedding, we’ve compiled wedding table decor ideas based on common wedding themes and styles. 




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Peach, pale pink, or pastel purple linens are the perfect wedding table decorations for your romantic wedding. Add a large floral centerpiece as well as some light pink tapered candles. Considering setting up gold flatware to heighten the wedding’s romantic vibe. 


Beachy Wedding Tables


Impress your guests at your beach wedding by beautifully arranging white and blue linens on your wedding tables. Other wedding table decor for your seaside wedding include flowers, corals, seashells, pebbles, starfish, pearls, and beach-themed floating candles.

For your wedding table centerpieces, you can place jars filled with sand and seashells. Cork bottle lights will also look stunning for your beach-themed wedding


Traditional Table Settings


Are you having a traditional wedding? If so, go with the classic white or champagne wedding tablecloths and silky chiffon table runners.

Add other elements such as gold flatware, ivory polyester linen napkins, large silk floral arrangements, and sets of mixed taper candle holders.


Modern Elegance


For couples who enjoy contemporary and sophisticated styles, consider using a monochromatic color palette along with geometric decorations. For example, you can use white-colored elements for your wedding table decor and add metallic accents. 

Copper is a modern and trendy wedding accent right now! Find ways to incorporate copper into your table decor and more. 


Vintage Table Settings


Recreate this vintage look by placing lace tablecloths or runners on your wedding tables. Adorn your wedding tables with ivory taper candles and gold vintage candlestick holders. You can also use burlap and lace table runners paced on top of white wedding table cloths.

Consider adding wood wedding table number holders on each table for a rustic vintage vibe. 

Display white vintage lanterns as your table centerpieces for another old fashioned look. Other wedding table decorations that’ll create vintage vibes are the glass geometric terrarium table centerpieces with floral arrangements. Finish the vintage look by placing some floral paper napkins with gold flatware and some pressed glass goblets.


Colorful Bohemian


Make your wedding place settings stand out with these iridescent elements. For a Bohemian look, consider placing teal turquoise bohemian wedding table runners.

For wedding table centerpieces you can use boho-dried flower bouquets made up of pampas grass and other dried floral decorations. Add a set of round woven placemats along with some cream blush gauze napkins. You can also add some colored metallic flatware and colored glass goblets.  

Another cool idea is to drape a turquoise table runner along the middle of a wooden wedding table and a colorful flower arrangement as a centerpiece. You can combine this look with some red and sapphire taper candlesticks placed on gold candle holders. Add gold flatware, purple linen napkins, and some sets of colored glass goblets.


Garden Themed Tables


The best wedding table decorations for your park or garden wedding include a lot of greenery wedding decorations as well as floral arrangements.

Display colorful succulent plants in galvanized metal planter pots as your centerpieces. You can also add some hinged flower vases to hold some white roses as your wedding table centerpieces. 


Woodland Wedding Tables


Lots of greenery decorations are essential for a woodland wedding reception. You can begin with some moss table runners. For your wedding place settings, go with a set of rustic wood slices where you can place white dinnerware sets. Round moss placemats are also a perfect choice to match your woodland wedding look.

Add some moss-covered wedding table numbers. Consider using mini white light-up trees as your wedding table centerpieces.

You can also add some copper silver and gold toadstool decorations to complement your wedding table centerpieces. Finish this glamorous forest look by placing some rustic candle holders on your wedding tables. 


Minimalist Table Decor


These simple wedding table setting ideas are an excellent choice for laid-back couples. You can consider using only the wedding essentials such as simple tableware sets.

Add some eco-friendly elements like cotton white paper wedding place cards and some compostable bamboo napkins. Consider adding some greenery wedding centerpieces of your choice to complement place settings without going overboard. 


Fairytale Table Settings


There are many decorative elements that’ll make fairytale wedding dreams come true. Start with sparkly dusty rose tablecloths. Add fairytale-inspired decorations like gold Cinderella pumpkin princess carriage centerpieces or a white or red rose flower in a glass dome inspired by Beauty and the Beast

Another wonderful element that’ll make your wedding table decorations stand out is gold leaf fairy lights that you can beautifully arrange around the other wedding table decorations such as your main centerpieces. You can also place the lights within glass domes or jars for your wedding centerpieces to mimic fairy jars.

Finish decorating your wedding table place settings with gold candlestick holders or ivory taper candles. 


Country Rustic Tablescapes


A set of rustic wood slices are a perfect choice for your barn wedding table decorations. Couples who love the rustic style will love the rustic burlap wedding table runners as well as flower arrangements in galvanized buckets.

For your barnyard wedding table settings, you can also include sets of ivory cotton dinner napkins and adorn them with pieces of decorative greenery. For your main wedding table centerpieces, you can make flower arrangements in wicker baskets.


Winter Wonderland Tables


Start with silver linens along with a white snowflake table runner that drapes to the floor. Add glitter snowflake centerpieces as well as a large glittered Manzanita silver centerpiece tree for a wintry look.

Other table decor options for your winter wonderland wedding include a lot of white roses, blue and silver ornaments, pine branches, tall centerpiece candlesticks, pine cones, and rustic greenery floral arrangements.

Complete the winter look with some silver mirror glass plates along with silver flatware to give your wedding table decor a more elegant touch. 


Holiday Table Settings


Are you getting married around Christmas time? If so, some red and silver ornaments will make perfect decorations for your wedding tables. You can showcase some Christmas arrangements with white pine cones, cedar, red berries, and ornaments for your wedding table centerpieces. Another great wedding table setting idea is to use gingerbread houses. 

Display your wedding table decorations and centerpieces on long wooden tables with an ivory tablecloth. Place white and red tapered candlesticks around your wedding table decorations.

For your holiday wedding table settings, use white plates with gold rims and use gold flatware. Use red cotton dinner napkins and add small Christmas decorations on top such as candy canes or decorative greenery. 

Planning to have a Halloween-inspired wedding? For an elegant Halloween wedding, start with black wedding table linens. Incorporate black and gold details such as black tapered candlesticks on gold candle holders. For your place settings, include black plates with gold rims and gold flatware. 

Add some white pumpkin centerpieces. Or you can have fake spiders on top of white roses in black vases for your centerpieces. Another cool decoration that you can incorporate into your Halloween-inspired wedding tables is orange pumpkins with fake spiders on top. Finish the look by placing some black glass goblets and back white and orange colored plastic skulls. 


Nordic Wedding Decor


For a Viking-themed wedding, begin with a set of 10 inches to 12-inch wood slices/slabs wedding centerpieces with rose gold silverware. Add cloth napkins with a few decorative greenery on top to match your nordic themed wedding.

Another great wedding table setting idea for your nordic style wedding includes decorating your tables with lanterns surrounded by lots of greenery and a few ivory taper candles


Winery Themed


For your wedding table decorations, you can use empty wine bottles and use them as vases for flowers. Place the bottles on top of a round wood slice and adorn it with more flowers around for your vineyard wedding.

Another great idea for your wedding table settings is to place a transparent container full of grapes in the middle of each table and surround it with a few candles as well as with an empty wine bottle that notes the table number. Golden leaf-shaped plates will look great with your wooden wedding tables held by wine barrels. 


Tropical Tables


Are you having a tropical wedding this summer? If so, consider decorating your wedding table with a middle row of lots of tropical flowers and leaves.

You can set up pineapples as centerpieces for your wedding. Consider using white plates as well as some gold elements such as gold flatware. Consider adding some palm leaf decorations as well as some island-wrapped votives to match your tropical wedding look. 


Wrap Up

As you can see, there are many wedding table setting ideas and decorations for every wedding style. Try out the decorations that you love the best.

Let us know in the comments if the wedding table decor ideas we provided gave you inspiration or gave you a general idea of how to decorate your wedding tables according to your wedding’s theme.

Consider using some of the above mentioned wedding table setting ideas for your wedding. Good luck with the rest of the wedding planning!

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