With so many spaces to decorate for a wedding, it can be easy to overlook a sweetheart table. But this area is where you’ll be seen for most of the reception, so it’s important to include some decorative touches. If you’re looking for a few ways to design a truly unique sweetheart table, here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:
Use Floral Décor
Decorating your table with flowers, whether a single bouquet or many petals scattered throughout, adds elegance and is an easy way to tie in your color scheme. Flowers make any space feel more romantic, so they are the perfect décor for a sweetheart table.
Adding lighting around your table not only provides extra illumination for photography, but it also makes your sweetheart table even more romantic. Tea lights placed around the table or string lights affixed along the outer edges increase ambiance.
Dress Your Seating
If you don’t have a backdrop behind your sweetheart table, consider decorating the back of your chairs with seat covers, banners or other types of drapery. It doesn’t need to be elaborate, as long as it provides a clean backing in the event that photographers take shots from behind your table.
Use Love Seating
In contrast, you could swap out standard chairs for comfortable love seats. Don’t be afraid to get creative. There are countless styles to choose from, and you don’t have to stick with a traditional look. You can opt for a colorful fabric that incorporates one or more of your wedding colors, or you can add visual interest with texture and pattern.
Whatever seating you choose, don’t forget to consider comfort. Although you’ll be on your feet intermittently throughout the reception, you’ll want to be comfortable when seated.
Additional Tips for Sweetheart Table Decor
Less Is More While it may be tempting to fill your table with tall candles or an ornate centerpiece, the more decoration on the table, the more objects blocking your view. You want the table to showcase the two of you, not your décor. Consider keeping decorations to the sides and don’t use items that exceed a few inches in height, so your faces aren’t blocked in photos.
- Consider a backdrop to ensure that every photo is framed nicely. Any elaborate or simple backdrop will do, so long as it helps photographers keep you in focus without distractions in the background.
Farm Formal offers a large variety of rustic event rentals, including sweetheart tables and chairs. Contact us at 619-356-3474 to reserve your items today. You can also use our free layout planning tool to virtually design your reception space.