Here are 3 tips to help you when deciding how to style your wedding breakfast trestle tables.
1. Less is ALWAYS more when it comes to trestle tables!
Most standard trestle tables are either 2ft 6″ or 3ft wide which really doesn’t give you very much space once you’ve got your cutlery, glassware, napkins, menus, names cards etc down. That means there is then a tiny bit of space left in the middle of the table for decorative items such as foliage runners, bud vases, candles, table numbers/names etc.
Trying to cram too much décor and detail into the centre of your tables makes it a real squeeze for additional items such as bottles of water and wine when it comes to service. That’s why less really is more if you’ve opted for trestle tables.
2. They’re not always pretty
There are normally two types of trestle tables the pretty rustic ones and the not so pretty ones. Always check with your supplier which ones you’ve ordered and if they need clothing. The not so pretty ones will ruin the aesthetic of your beautiful tables if they are not clothed.
Cloths can normally be hired from your caterer, venue or bespoke via your wedding planner so always ask if you’re unsure on quantities and styles. They may also be able to offer a range of coloured linen too.
3. Your menu choices are important
Trestle tables are very pretty and work great if you’re having sharing feasts but only if you make sure you’ve left enough space for your tasty dishes to be put down. Your caterers will likely bring around 6 sharing dishes and platters to each table so it’s important you’ve got somewhere for these to go in and amongst your wine and florals.
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