15 Wedding Table Decorations and Centerpieces to Spruce Up Your Reception Venue

15 Wedding Table Decorations and Centerpieces to Spruce Up Your Reception Venue

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You’ve booked your venue, rented the tables and chairs, and now comes the not so easy part—weeding through the endless supply of wedding table decorations to curate your own original decor combo. Even if you’ve hired a wedding planner specifically to take care of said nitty-gritty organizational details, you’re not completely off the hook just yet. There’s the oh-so-important matters of pegging your specific wedding vibe, vision, and budget, then tackling the decor department from there. Once you’ve checked these off the list, you’re officially ready to start designing your wedding surfaces.

Whether round, square, rectangle, or any other creative formation in between, every bare table present at your nuptials, no matter the finish, needs some form of decoration to make it look truly wedding worthy. Even starting with something as simple as a tablecloth or natural centerpiece will instantly elevate your tablescape from a bore to wedding reception galore.

And, to help take the work out of your decor planning, we rounded up 14 pretty wedding table decorations fit to match any style. From table number card ideas to tropical placemats to floral wedding centerpieces, these picks make designing the perfect table setting an absolute breeze. Mix and match with colors, mediums, fabrics, and more for beautiful wedding table designs that are uniquely yours.

##Metallic Crochet Edge Runner

First thing's first in terms of wedding table decoration ideas: pick your table-topping base, whether it be a full-spread tablecloth or a more minimal liner. This version, also available in tablecloth form, features a pretty crocheted border to differentiate it from the norm. It even comes in three different hues to perfectly sync with your table colors. 

SHOP NOW: [Terrain](https://www.shopterrain.com/sale-home/metallic-crochet-edge-runner/searchString/table%20linen){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $42.95

Courtesy of Terrain

Metallic Crochet Edge Runner

First thing’s first in terms of wedding table decoration ideas: pick your table-topping base, whether it be a full-spread tablecloth or a more minimal liner. This version, also available in tablecloth form, features a pretty crocheted border to differentiate it from the norm. It even comes in three different hues to perfectly sync with your table colors.

SHOP NOW: Terrain, starting at $42.95

##Faux Eucalyptus Garland

A garland of [faux or dried eucalyptus](https://www.brides.com/gallery/eucalyptus-wedding-decor-ideas) can also achieve the same effect as a table runner. Snake this greenery down the middle of any rectangular tables, and surround with small decorative candle votives for the finishing touch. 

SHOP NOW: [Etsy](https://www.etsy.com/listing/592571603/faux-eucalyptus-garland-artificial?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&awc=6220_1531252276_467de83a76f8b49cf29249d89c26532e&utm_content=78888){: rel=nofollow}, $32

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Faux Eucalyptus Garland

A garland of faux or dried eucalyptus can also achieve the same effect as a table runner. Snake this greenery down the middle of any rectangular tables, and surround with small decorative candle votives for the finishing touch.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $32

##Gilded Lantern 

Set the vibe with some [romantic mood lighting](https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-lighting-ideas), alternating between lantern heights for a balanced mismatched effect. Don't just confine them to your tables, either—every corner and crevice of your venue, whether indoors or out, could use a little decor treatment (just don't go too overboard!). 

SHOP NOW: [Anthropologie](https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/gilded-latern3?category=Candles&color=070){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $20

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Gilded Lantern

Set the vibe with some romantic mood lighting, alternating between lantern heights for a balanced mismatched effect. Don’t just confine them to your tables, either—every corner and crevice of your venue, whether indoors or out, could use a little decor treatment (just don’t go too overboard!).

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, starting at $20

##Copper Wire Candleholders

Or, go even smaller with barely-there geometric votives to modernize any table setup. These will pair wonderfully with larger decorations, especially interspersed between [oversized floral arrangements](https://www.brides.com/story/runway-dress-inspired-wedding-centerpieces). 

SHOP NOW: [Etsy](https://www.etsy.com/listing/502676109/copper-wire-copper-wire-decor-wedding?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&awc=6220_1531249301_8c0d0f86f6c217e196fb1182d1379bf2&utm_content=78888){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $12.50

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Copper Wire Candleholders

Or, go even smaller with barely-there geometric votives to modernize any table setup. These will pair wonderfully with larger decorations, especially interspersed between oversized floral arrangements.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $12.50

##Modern Wedding Seating Chart

Naturally, you'll need some way to denote each of your gorgeous, carefully-decorated tables. That's where these table numbers come in. Both elegant and minimalist, each stylish card ensures guests will have no problem locating their seating assignments.

SHOP NOW: [Etsy](https://www.etsy.com/listing/524139318/modern-wedding-seating-chart-black-and?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=table%20numbers%20wedding%20modern&ref=sr_gallery_17&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&awc=6220_1531240697_29d994fa8b1f66b4284029b116386c4e&utm_content=78888){: rel=nofollow}, $6.99

Courtesy of Etsy

Modern Wedding Seating Chart

Naturally, you’ll need some way to denote each of your gorgeous, carefully-decorated tables. That’s where these table numbers come in. Both elegant and minimalist, each stylish card ensures guests will have no problem locating their seating assignments.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $6.99

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##Pressed Copper Frames

Any signage should never stand alone, so incorporate vintage-esque frames into your table scheme to display any decorative papers. With three different sizes, you have the option to reserve guest seats with mini frames, or [show off table numbers](https://www.brides.com/gallery/bottle-table-numbers) with larger versions. 

SHOP NOW: [BHLDN](https://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-view-all-decor/pressed-copper-frames/productOptionIDS/0848592b-d439-4e88-b197-5a7086f4ba0f){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $12

Courtesy of BHLDN

Pressed Copper Frames

Any signage should never stand alone, so incorporate vintage-esque frames into your table scheme to display any decorative papers. With three different sizes, you have the option to reserve guest seats with mini frames, or show off table numbers with larger versions.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, starting at $12

##Mixed Mercury Votives

Stay within the same color scheme but play with shape for unique candle supplements, fit to accessorize any variety of floral arrangement. Plus, if you're hunting for wedding table decorations [on a budget](https://www.brides.com/story/how-to-plan-a-wedding-with-15000), these are right up your alley. 

SHOP NOW: [BHLDN](https://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-view-all-decor/mixed-mercury-votives-gold/productoptionids/2cfdddea-ce77-41fb-bdf9-1bdcb7ca63f8){: rel=nofollow}, $4

Courtesy of BHLDN

Mixed Mercury Votives

Stay within the same color scheme but play with shape for unique candle supplements, fit to accessorize any variety of floral arrangement. Plus, if you’re hunting for wedding table decorations on a budget, these are right up your alley.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $4

##Beeswax Tea Lights (Set of 24)

These statement stubs can revamp any table on their own, but toss [some form of greenery](https://www.brides.com/gallery/hanging-greenery-wedding-decorations) into the mix and the color contrast alone will be astounding, especially against a dark wood surface. 

SHOP NOW: [Food52](https://food52.com/shop/products/1638-beeswax-tea-lights-set-of-24){: rel=nofollow}, $32

Courtesy of Food52

Beeswax Tea Lights (Set of 24)

These statement stubs can revamp any table on their own, but toss some form of greenery into the mix and the color contrast alone will be astounding, especially against a dark wood surface.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $32

##Burnished Mercury Vase

Low vases are the way to go to ensure that guests can actually see one another from across the table. These mercury glass renditions make the perfect table topper to highlight your flowers and add some extra pizazz. For a DIY wedding table decoration, you can even [convert your vases into table markers](https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-vase-centerpieces-that-double-as-table-numbers). 

SHOP NOW: [BHLDN](https://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-view-all-decor/burnished-mercury-vase/productoptionids/d9b2029e-944d-4588-a578-8fa2b9b2ba8d){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $8

Courtesy of BHLDN

Burnished Mercury Vase

Low vases are the way to go to ensure that guests can actually see one another from across the table. These mercury glass renditions make the perfect table topper to highlight your flowers and add some extra pizazz. For a DIY wedding table decoration, you can even convert your vases into table markers.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, starting at $8

##Digitally Printed Blue Watercolor Placecards

Up the color factor with these incredibly cool watercolor place settings, especially ideal for [nautical or seaside ceremonies](https://www.brides.com/gallery/nautical-wedding-invitations). Set one dreamy card, customized with the guest's name, on each plate for the perfect pop of color your table was missing. 

SHOP NOW: [Etsy](https://www.etsy.com/listing/538226955/digitally-printed-blue-watercolor?ref=shop_home_active_25){: rel=nofollow}, starting at $3.75 for 15

Courtesy of Seniman Calligraphy

Digitally Printed Blue Watercolor Placecards

Up the color factor with these incredibly cool watercolor place settings, especially ideal for nautical or seaside ceremonies. Set one dreamy card, customized with the guest’s name, on each plate for the perfect pop of color your table was missing.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $3.75 for 15

##Natural Teak Serving Stand

Let's not forget about [dessert table decor](https://www.brides.com/gallery/the-prettiest-wedding-dessert-sign-trend-you-have-to-see), as well. Cupcakes, cookies, and other bite-sized confections will look all the more delicious served on this cool wooden structure. 

SHOP NOW: [Terrain](https://www.shopterrain.com/serveware/natural-teak-serving-stand){: rel=nofollow}, $158

Courtesy of Terrain

Natural Teak Serving Stand

Let’s not forget about dessert table decor, as well. Cupcakes, cookies, and other bite-sized confections will look all the more delicious served on this cool wooden structure.

SHOP NOW: Terrain, $158

##Willow Candelabra

We love the romantic allure of a contemporary candelabra. Consider this a one and done wedding table decoration, and make it the dominant focal point of the table ([adios, floral centerpieces](https://www.brides.com/story/5-non-floral-wedding-centerpiece-ideas)). Pick candles of any color (may we even suggest [black for a modern spin](https://www.brides.com/gallery/black-wedding-decor)?) to complement your venue and color palette. 

SHOP NOW: [BHLDN](https://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-view-all-decor/willow-candelabra/productoptionids/d6588c0c-04f9-46b0-b5da-0086a7a09584){: rel=nofollow}, $68

Courtesy of BHLDN

Willow Candelabra

We love the romantic allure of a contemporary candelabra. Consider this a one and done wedding table decoration, and make it the dominant focal point of the table (adios, floral centerpieces). Pick candles of any color (may we even suggest black for a modern spin?) to complement your venue and color palette.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $68

##3-Piece Roundabout Taper Candle Holder Set

If your tables would be better suited for less sizable tapers, turn to simple brass-plated candle holders instead. Individual candles and holders in assorted heights give you more room to experiment with placement and the overall table aesthetic when paired with the rest of your table decor. 

SHOP NOW: [CB2](https://www.cb2.com/3-piece-roundabout-taper-candle-holder-set/s486452){: rel=nofollow}, $39.95

Courtesy of CB2

3-Piece Roundabout Taper Candle Holder Set

If your tables would be better suited for less sizable tapers, turn to simple brass-plated candle holders instead. Individual candles and holders in assorted heights give you more room to experiment with placement and the overall table aesthetic when paired with the rest of your table decor.

SHOP NOW: CB2, $39.95

##Monstera Leaf Placemats (Set of 12)

Add a dash of whimsy/[tropical vibes](https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-trend-alert-dried-palm-leaves) with quirky, true-to-size monstera leaf-inspired placemats, which you can situate underneath each set of dinnerware or simply scatter sporadically down the table. 

SHOP NOW: [Food52](https://food52.com/shop/products/4711-monstera-leaf-placemats-set-of-12){: rel=nofollow}, $29

Courtesy of Food52

Monstera Leaf Placemats (Set of 12)

Add a dash of whimsy/tropical vibes with quirky, true-to-size monstera leaf-inspired placemats, which you can situate underneath each set of dinnerware or simply scatter sporadically down the table.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $29

##Marble Lazy Susan

Standard serving trays, Lazy Susan's, or even cake stands, can help pull attention toward and unify your centerpieces at round tables. Stack your flowers, leaves, candles, etc. atop a basic circular marble design.

SHOP NOW: [Terrain](https://www.shopterrain.com/serveware/marble-lazy-susan){: rel=nofollow}, $138

Courtesy of Terrain

Marble Lazy Susan

Standard serving trays, Lazy Susan’s, or even cake stands, can help pull attention toward and unify your centerpieces at round tables. Stack your flowers, leaves, candles, etc. atop a basic circular marble design.

SHOP NOW: Terrain, $138

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