It sounds like such a minor issue – the shape of the tables at your reception – but your decision has a major impact on the style and feel of your reception. Round tables are the most common, and they’re ideal to promote conversation among smaller groups of guests. Long tables give a reception a family-dinner feel – if you’re having trouble grouping guests together into smaller tables, a few long tables can eliminate that issue. We’re also seeing more square tables at wedding receptions for a more modern look, and some couples are choosing to have cocktail tables to promote mixing, mingling, and dancing. As for you and your new spouse, you can either sit with a group of family members, your wedding party, or a deux at a sweetheart table – it all depends if you want some “just the two of you” time at the reception or would prefer to sit with a group.
When thinking about your wedding reception, you’ll need to decide if you’re giving your tables names or numbers. Numbers are the most common, because they’re so clear and easy for guests to see. There are lots of creative ways to incorporate table numbers into your decor – you can use house numbers, topiary numbers, and lots more. Table names can add some personality into a wedding reception – but it’s important to make sure that the names reflect your personality as a couple, whether the tables are named for places you’ve traveled, your favorite hiking trails, dorms at the college you attended together. If you’re spending too much time thinking of creative names for your tables, it’s probably best to stick to numbers. If you’ve thought of creative names for your reception tables, let us know in the comments, and check out table name and number ideas here.
Love the color palette of this style shoot. The shoot was planned by Liv by Design with Flora Fetish, photographed by Katherine O’Brien Photography and occurred right around the opening of this new venue, Ranch Austin, in none other than, Austin, Texas! The design team wanted a farm theme with a monochromatic design, so they used a touch of modern mixed with a farmers market pick. We adore how they pulled together such a modern look in such a rustic setting. Hope you enjoy!
This shoot has great details for both a bridal shower set-up or an intimate garden reception. The color palette is vibrant, so it’s perfect for any outdoor, summer occasion. Enjoy everyone and have a wonderful weekend!