When planning your wedding reception, one of the easiest ways to create something that is truly special and memorable is to think of ways to add in creative details that are reflective of you and your future partner. When you start working with your wedding planner, you’ll likely go through the initial steps of picking out your table linens, your chairs, and maybe the basic design of a floral centerpiece; however, there is so much more room for creativity and personalization when it comes to designing the tables at your wedding reception. The trend in the past has been to simply load the table full of flowers and call it a day, but these creative tablescapes by Grit and Grace, DC-based wedding planners, show that there are so many more unique and creative ways to make your wedding reception tables uniquely reflect your style, personality, and story as a couple!
It doesn’t always have to be the big details that make a strong impact on your wedding tablescape – sometimes something as simple as unique salt and pepper shakers, or creative antique book details, can turn your table from another plain wedding reception table into something unique and creative. The most important thing to note throughout the process is that you need to make sure all of your design elements stay cohesive, whether big or small. Looking at the above tablescape design, everything from the florals to the color scheme suggests an artsy, modern, and minimal theme, and although there are a variety of different colors and textures involved, the overall look and feel of the wedding table is incredibly cohesive. Looking at the scene below, the different elements give an entirely new feel – from the lace tablecloth to the abundant florals, and then to the creative antique book accents, it looks just like something that could be found in a classic French romance novel. Once again, though, the design elements are incredibly visually cohesive – the yellow antique book ties to the gold flatware. The gorgeous blue china dishes match the hint of blue in the glasses, and also pull in the blue shades from the other set of books. Working closely with your planner to create a cohesive look is incredibly important when planning your table design, although leave some room for artistic freedom so that it doesn’t look too stiff and matched.
Adding in unique details is a great way to ensure your wedding looks incredibly luxe, and also that your wedding gallery will be full of even more special little moments from your big day. Your wedding photographer will know how to take each of these small little details, and turn them into a unique little image from your reception. If you’re hoping to have your wedding featured in a wedding blog or magazine, the more of these creative details you can get put in, the better! In addition to keeping open communication with your wedding planner on the unique ways that you hope to personalize your wedding reception, make sure to stay in contact with your wedding photographer as well – not only so that they are aware of the different elements that will be involved in your wedding reception, but also because they will be able to give you great advice and ideas about what will look the best on camera during your big day!