Wedding Reception, Sweet heart TableIt’s wedding planning 101. Before you choose anything for the wedding or reception décor, the wedding colors have to be determined. Usually brides start the process with choosing bridesmaids dresses and coordinate the color palette to compliment those colors. But after you’ve chosen a basic color palette, there are many options for wedding décor ideas. A great outlet to help with a color palette is an app called mypantone!

Centerpieces Set The Tone For The Reception

Looking back at your parents and grandparents wedding, floral centerpieces were the standard go-to for table decorations. But today’s brides and wedding planners have stepped outside the box to showcase the bride and groom’s personal style at every table, personalizing the experience with flowers, candles, photos and props that coincide with the overall theme.

To choose the right centerpiece, consider if you want to express your style, joint interests or simply provide décor to the table setting. For example, a bride who loves Shabby Chic décor and a groom who enjoys gardening might use watering cans as a vessel to hold flowers.

An important thing to keep in mind when choosing a centerpiece: how do you want your guests to interact with each other? A tall bouquet of flowers may block the view across the table and discourage guests from chatting during dinner. On the other hand, a one-of-a-kind centerpiece with personal touches could make a great icebreaker for strangers sitting together.

Customized Place Cards & Table Settings

White place cards with the wedding guests names are classic, but can be unimaginative. Most stationery companies offer printed place cards that match your wedding invitations so that your theme is cohesive. Some place cards are made as tents that stand alone on the table while others require a holder. This is where you can show some creativity to go with your theme. For example if your décor is beachy, a shell or a piece of coral can hold a place card.

Table settings can also be customized to match your color, theme and décor. If you are planning your big day at a wedding venue, consult with the in-house wedding planners to see what selection they offer in dishes, glassware, flatware and linens.

Don’t Run Short Of Wedding Décor Ideas

Wedding planners come armed with ideas, but your wedding is a reflection of you, so take time to do some research before your initial meeting with your wedding planner to give them an idea of your personal style. Often they can take your suggestions and come up with a more personal approach that reflects your individual style. Consult wedding sites such as The Knot and bridal magazines and websites to see what unique ideas are out there.

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