5 Styling Secrets to Creating The Perfect Tablescape

Are you looking to create that perfect tablescape that will wow your guests?

1. Stay Consistent


First things first, it's important to have a clear "vision" and colour palette in mind for your wedding. What is the vibe you want to achieve? Whether your vision is modern, bohemian or glamour, you want your tablescape to flow with the other elements of your day - right from your ceremony to your evening reception.


Top Tip: Have you created a mood board? This will help you capture your overall vision and colour scheme. Click here to download our Mood Board Template.


Venue: Hatton Court | Photographer: Patrick Patridge Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events


Venue: Hatton Court | Photographer: Patrick Patridge Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events

2. Create Layers


Adding a mixture of different layers will give your table setting depth and detail. How do you create layers?


You can build layers through table runners, charger plates, napkins, glassware, cutlery, place cards, florals and candles.

Venue: Barns & Yard | Photographer: Iris & Ivy Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events


3. Add Texture

Texture is a great way to add dimension and warmth to your table.


This can be achieved in the form of a table runner, placemats, and napkins. Texture appeals to our sense of touch which brings us a feeling of calm. Consider playing with a blend of soft cotton and linen, and/or more rugged textures like burlap. Even just a simple velvet ribbon tied around each napkin at each setting is such a sweet way to incorporate more texture.


Venue: Barns & Yard | Photographer: Iris & Ivy Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events

4. Play with Heights


Using different heights on your tablescape can create the illusion of making the room feel fuller. To incorporate height think about floral arrangements, table numbers and votives.



Venue: Ashmolean | Photographer: Patrick Partridge Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events

5. Keep it Practical

As much as we want it to look beautiful it also needs to be practical for your guests! Here are some things to consider;

  • Table Width: Think about your centrepieces and ensure your essential items; glassware, cutlery, and charger plates, fit perfectly without looking over cramped.

  • Centrepiece Height: Make sure your centrepieces are an appropriate height so that your guests can see one another without breaking their necks.

Venue: Queens Hotel | Photographer: Christophe Photography | Stylist: Etiquette Events

Want some help designing the perfect table settings? Our expert team can suggest the perfect combination of styling items to bring your vision to life! Give us a call on 01242 898396 to chat through your wedding plans, or get in touch via our enquiry form right here.


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