Wedding Table Ideas

You want to create that WOW factor when your guests walk through the reception room doors. Sometimes just the simplest of ideas can be really effective and you don’t need a big budget to achieve a stylish table setting. This blog shows you some fantastic ways to style your wedding tables!

Simple & Rustic

Long banquet style tables are really popular nowadays and create a relaxed atmosphere. Wild flowers and ivory bistro candles are inexpensive and look lovely. You could even style this yourselves with recycled glassware like jam jars and twine!

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Foliage & Table Runners

I love foliage as the table centrepiece! It’s great for creating a rustic look and you can style with or without flowers if you’re keeping to a budget. You can also dress with a table runner, candlesticks and holders.

Lace can make you think of a traditional wedding but here, as a table runner, it looks so modern and elegant. Pair with clear glassware and table accessories for a classic, understated look.

Table Plans

There is always the anticipation at weddings for guests to find out where they are sitting! Mounted table plans are perfect for propping on an easel or outside your venue.

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Modern Place Settings

Raffia is a simple way to style your table settings. Paired with linen or cotton napkins, this idea is really effective. The natural colour looks great with any colour too and perfect for a coastal theme or rustic wedding.

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Wedding Menus

A lovely addition to your wedding stationery are printed wedding menus as guests really appreciate knowing what will be served. Create a truly beautiful table setting by placing an individual wedding menu for each guest paired with a personalised place card.

PaperLove inc. ribbon place cards are hand-finished with a copper eyelet and stylish knot. For x2 place cards entwined with ribbon, you can specify the wording for each card. For example, the smaller card could note your wedding date, names or initials.

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Tall Centrepieces

Create drama with tall floral centrepieces. Classic wedding foliage like ivy and eucalyptus look stunning overhanging from the display. Be careful when choosing heights for your centrepieces though to ensure guests will be able to see each other without ducking under flowers!

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Floral Arrangements

You can also style your floral designs with everyday objects like wooden crates and lanterns. Create lovely keepsakes by personalising wooden crates; ideal for growing herbs, using as storage or even sending as wedding memory boxes for close family and friends.

Lanterns look amazing amongst foliage and flowers. They are also a much safer way to have candles burning at the table. As the evening draws in, you can easily move the lanterns to a cosy area or outside.

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2019 Wedding Trends

If you’re getting married in 2019, take note of our wedding trends aimed to help you build your concept and achieve a stylish, modern look.



Soft greys against foliage like eucalyptus is perfect  for a minimalist modern day wedding

Textured, concrete interiors carry so much history & romance. If this is your style, look for beautiful English country houses steeped in history with civil ceremony on-site venues full of rustic charm.



PaperLove inc. collection ‘Eternity’ complements this timeless look perfectly!


This 2018 trend is still set for 2019 but updated by introducing bolder accent colours & blooms. Low centrepieces will also be back in so think about your staple foliage for volume, texture and depth but add in vivid roses & peonies for striking colour & wow factor!



Creating a romantic feel in use of colour & materials will see bridesmaids wearing soft tones. Two-pieces will be in with lace bodies & long floaty skirts.


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Fulfil this look by ordering PaperLove inc. wedding stationery ; stylish collections available in striking on-trend colour palettes.


events-2609526_1920This trend continues to flourish with long banquet style tables & sharing plates.

Dress the table with white linen, & natural colour or hessian table runners.



pot-609781_1920For the ultimate in modern rustic, introduce copper to your table design & decor.

This stunning metallic colour against soft pastels & neutral tones is the perfect blend of tradition & timeless modernity.




Bring the Bahamas to your big day!

This palm leaf trend is moving forward adding in orchids, king protea, cactus & succulents.

The copper theme continues to transcend through many 2019 trends & looks great as planters for your venue & table decor.






Pastel orchid shades with the tropical look is set for 2019.

Bridal bouquets blooming with these exotic flowers beautifully balanced with strong greenery.

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Complete the look with bridal accessories like this gorgeous faux-orchid headpiece.


Low waists & embellishments; 2019 brides will be wearing elegant, glamorous dresses with gorgeous sequin detailing.

This modern take on vintage gowns will also see styles worn on other occasions besides the wedding.


By no means does a wedding dress have to be white! 2019 will bring some bridal colour from soft pinks to bright reds.



Multi-tiered skirts & ruffles bring the Princess look to a whole new level of elegance. This exaggerated volume is a key 2019 modern bridal trend.

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Weddings & Ribbons

There is no denying that ribbons are not only perfect for lacing and tying gorgeous bows but also an absolutely stunning, elegant and essential material for every wedding. With the delicate shapes you can create alongside a wonderful array of colours available, ribbon looks so timeless and can be used in many ways.

Below we feature some of our favourite ribbon ideas….

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The softness of bridal wear and accessories ribbon is classically sophisticated and elegant. Although it can be viewed as a more traditional fabric band, when used in the right way it can also look very modern.

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Mesh ribbon creates amazing volume!


Ribbon & your bouquet….

Decorations & Favours….

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Ribbons are a really easy and cost effective way to add the final touches to your decorations, table ware and favours. Hessian with lace will give you the perfect rustic look and silk or organza for a romantic and timeless feel.

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If you have a colour scheme, why not match paper & ribbon for your wedding favours.

Finally, I’m sharing with you some photos from a ribbon flower workshop hosted by the luxurious haberdashery VV Rouleaux. Although time consuming and intricate, you can create striking shapes… You never know maybe this could be a fabulous buttonhole and corsage alternative!wedding decorations, wedding inspiration, ribbon, VV Rouleaux PaperLove inc.

Thank you for reading our blog, have fun revelling in ribbon! x


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Festival-Inspired Wedding Ideas

If you’re a couple who love festivals or maybe you even met at one and want to bring a little festive touch and carnival spirit to your big day then this is the blog for you!

One of the best festival experiences is enjoying time in the open air whilst listening to your favourite artists perform live.

Make the most of the outdoor space at your wedding by using trees to suspend colourful decorations.

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These ideas are cost effective, easy to create and will bring your festival atmosphere to life.

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Is your wedding in a garden or field? Create cosy areas where your guests can relax. As the evening closes in, it will also make a lovely space for guests to chill out (or even pass out!)

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Festivals are all about dressing up! Below is a snap of ‘The Ambling Band’ from the South West who bring fun, colour and dance music. Find a band you love that will add carnival vibes to your day!

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Encourage your guests to also dress up with a handcrafted photo booth that is great for your budget and provides enjoyable entertainment.

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Think festival hair…think flowers, and I just love this sophisticated take on an up-do with an oversized single flower. So eye-catching & elegant!

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Glitter and festivals go together like Mr & Mrs!

Why not add some sparkle to your wedding planning with PaperLove inc. wedding stationery…

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No festival would be complete without face paint! Speaking from experience this will go down a treat with your guests and make amazing photos which I think is an essential addition at around £150 for the entire evening.

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And finally… FESTIVAL LIGHTS! Not much creates a better atmosphere than perfect lighting…….

Decorative light-up alphabet letters have festival written all over them! There are many prop hire companies out there now and you can expect to pay around £60 per character.

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Tea light lanterns are easily available, inexpensive and perfect for a festival inspired ambience.

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If your venue will permit sparklers they will add the most magical touch to your festival-inspired day.

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Why not make your first exit and journey together as husband and wife down a path lined with your guests!

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I hope you feel inspired and excited to create and come up with your own special festival wedding design. Whether it be bursting with festival delights or a few subtle hints, there are so many wonderful ideas to make your wedding unique and memorable.

‘On The Day’ Wedding Stationery & Decorations

Beautiful wedding stationery sets the tone for the event and once your save the date and wedding invitations have been organised it’s time to start thinking about ‘On The Day’ wedding stationery & decorations. This can be anything from personalised menus to bunting and will add that extra special touch to your day.


Simple place settings with personalised name cards creates an elegant and stylish look to your table design. They will also make wonderful keepsakes for your guests to take home at the end of the day.


A lovely addition to your wedding stationery are printed wedding breakfast menus as guests really appreciate knowing what will be served. To save on cost you could always just have one per table or include with your seating plan.

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There are so many different ideas and ways to show your guests where to find their seat for the wedding breakfast. This bespoke design from us at PaperLove inc. is classic, chic and perfect for a modern converted barn wedding.

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To complete your ‘On The Day’ wedding stationery why not have personalised wedding favour tags with an exclusive printed design. Choose your style, colour and leave your unique design to our talented team of creatives!


In addition to our PaperLove inc. seasonal collections of luxury wedding invitations, save the date and thank you cards, we offer a full bespoke wedding stationery service. Please get in touch to discuss your great ideas!


Add some colour and character to your venue with striking decorations. These paper lanterns are cost effective and will create a dazzling atmosphere too.


Stylish fabric bunting with a scalloped edge would be the perfect addition to a marquee or festival style wedding. Mix and match complementary designs and colours to create decorations that really stand out.


Finally, make your candles distinctive with this super simple idea of using twine and sage. They are elegant and colourful adding a subtle, delightful scent to your venue as well.

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