Choosing your table decor for your wedding reception can be difficult, as there are so many options. Here are some tips to think about when deciding which plates, napkins, and centerpieces you would like.

Add height

Add height and dimension with taller centerpieces. Get creative and alternate between 2-3 centerpieces that vary in height.

A romantic inspired wedding reception features sheer drapes at The Lodge at The Willows

Accent color

Add an accent color to your tables by adding gold chairs, for example. They can really bring the room together and even make the centerpieces more noticeable.

Flower and Stick Centerpieces for a contemporary wedding reception at The Lodge at The Willows


Add napkins, plates, or tablecloths with a different texture to give the tables a nicer look. Be careful not to add too many different patterns/textures though.

Head Table Distinction

It can be fun to add some distinction to the head table by the placement in the room or adding special decor. Some examples include:

Mr. & Mrs. Signs

Mr. and Mrs. chair drapes make a cute addition to table decorations for any wedding reception

Two-tiered head table (Photo taken at Crane Bay Event Center)

Two-tiered head table for a wedding reception (The Crane Bay Event Center)

Centered head table & cake table (Photo taken at Indiana Roof Ballroom)

Centered head table and cake table for a wedding reception (The Indiana Roof Ballroom)

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