These are the 5 things I always consider when helping my couples choose the décor for their wedding breakfast. Read on for my tips for styling your wedding breakfast.
The overall aesthetic of your tables should align with your venue. Your venue may well dictate the layout and style of your tables and should play a role in influencing the style of décor you choose.
You want every aspect of your day to flow and feel cohesive and your meal is an important part of this.
The style of your tables e.g. long (trestles), rounds, ovals etc will also influence how you look to style and dress your tables.
Most round and oval tables will need clothing, whereas some trestle tables won’t as they are designed to have a more rustic finish.
The menu you select plays a crucial part in the way your tables are styled. It’s important if you are having sharing elements that you make sure there is space for these dishes to be placed on the tables.
There is no point having the most beautiful floral centrepieces if there is nowhere for your caterers to place their risers for your sharing boards. Always discuss your suppliers’ requirements before confirming your table décor.
Trestle tables don’t have as much central space as round or oval tables do so how you choose to style these will be impacted by this too.
Height & Proportion
It’s really important to consider how you can add interest to your tables without obstructing their functionality.
Consider how guests will be interacting across the tables, you don’t want to incorporate décor which will obstruct their view of other guests or which will make it challenging for them to eat or drink.
Varying the height and proportions of your décor, florals and candles can be a really simple but effective way to add interest to your wedding breakfast.
It’s important to consider how your colour palette will be distributed across your tables.
Think about your stationery, tableware, linen, and décor (flowers, candles etc) and how your colour palette will be used across these elements.
I advise you to split your palette into core colours and highlight colours. Your core colour will be the most dominant throughout and your highlight colours will be used in smaller quantities to add variation and depth.
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