That Wedding Moment When Your Guests See Their Table for the First Time

There will be many moments popping up during your wedding day that have guests taking little mental snapshots (you know, like Jim and Pam in their Niagara Falls wedding episode of The Office?). When you or your partner walk down the aisle, when your officiant says “You’re now married, you may kiss the bride!,” when they get a first taste of the cornucopia of cuisine and signature sips that comprises your cocktail hour, and when they finally walk into your reception space and find their seats (among many others, of course) for your grand entrance. They won’t just pull out their chairs and plant themselves according to their place cards, either. Nope! They’ll all gather around the table, stealing glances of the celebration space in its entirety, and then take stock of the tablescape – from the candles and centerpieces to the table numbers, table linens and place settings. It’ll be one of those major “Wow, they truly didn’t overlook any detail of this day, did they?” moments in time, and while you’ll obviously want your guests to have fun – a packed dance floor will tell you that – you’ll also want them to feel totally at home at their table. 

Here are some of our favorite tablescaping helpers from our own Style Me Pretty Collection! Whether you’re having your reception in a beautiful open-air venue, an equally intimate and intriguing warehouse or loft space, or an enchanting, natural light-filled ballroom or tented garden, you can be certain any table you set with these pretty pieces of decor will sparkle. 

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