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43 Vineyard Wedding Ideas to Plan Your Winery Reception. Check Them Out!

Steal these vineyard wedding ideas and add even more charm and romance to your winery reception!

Protea and greenery vineyard wedding decor ideas. Vineyard wedding ideas.

Protea and greenery vineyard wedding decor ideas.

If you are traveling to Wine Country or to a local winery for your wedding, check out these vineyard wedding ideas. Get inspired by this romantic wedding theme to wine and dine with your framily in style. To be surrounded by natural beauty and lush vines as you get hitched is nothing short of incredible.

Consider a vineyard wedding come summer or fall. That’s when the vines are filled with grapes. Green in the summer and burnt orange and reds in the fall. Which one is your favorite?

And as you and your partner plan to raise your glasses to a prosperous union, read on to get creative vineyard wedding ideas.

Vineyard Wedding Color Ideas

Unless your heart is set on it, forget the traditional reddish marsala hue. Fill your color palette with blue (deep or green blue), yellow and navy to bring in that fresh romantic and intimate feel.

Unexpected wedding color combos like chartreuse, powder blue and cornflower blue can be intertwined will bring out that fabulous vineyard wedding style. Add some old-world charm by introducing a mixture of burgundy, purple, and orange. Be creative but don’t overdo it. As anything in life, a little goes a long way.

Winery wedding! Just a signature away from this being a reality! Photo: Loic Nicolas Photography LLC

Winery wedding! Just a signature away from this being a reality! Photo: Loic Nicolas Photography LLC

Corks are always handy at wineries.

Corks are always handy at wineries.

Personalized labels with the bride and grooms name. Add them to your favors!

Personalized labels with the bride and grooms name. Add them to your favors! (Etsy)

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Winery Wedding Decoration Ideas

The lush green or autumnal beauty of a vineyard is natural decor itself and a magnificent background for photo sessions. Get inspired by these simple vineyard wedding decoration ideas and feel free to steal some of them!

Build an aisle with wine barrels decorated with blue hydrangeas on top. Even create a wine barrel altar for that vineyard “outdoorsy” ceremony setting.

Vintage vineyard wedding ideas.

Vintage vineyard wedding ideas.

A wine and cheese barrel makes for an original vineyard wedding idea.

A wine and cheese barrel makes for an original vineyard wedding idea.

Burgundy, purple, and orange vineyard wedding decor. Photography: Jen And Chris Creed.

Burgundy, purple, and orange vineyard wedding decor. Photography: Jen And Chris Creed.




When it comes down to centerpieces, we know you’ll fall in love with these vineyard wedding ideas. DIY candleholders out of wine bottles and add a long tapered candle. Amazing, amiright? Of course, a candlelit vineyard wedding with gold details is a recipe for perfection. Alternatively, go for a centerpiece bursting with figs, flowers, berries, and purple grapes for chic beauty. Beware, your guests might want to take a bite out of them!

Consider making a grapevine reception canopy—a natural tent for guests to swirl and sip beneath.

What is a winery wedding without a wine tasting? Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat. With every course during dinner, impress them even more by pairing each meal with a different wine.

Absolutely stunning fall vineyard wedding.

Absolutely stunning fall vineyard wedding.

Napa winery wedding with old world charm. Photography: Sally Pinera.

Napa winery wedding with old world charm. Photography: Sally Pinera.

Vineyard wedding color ideas: lavender and chartreuse.

Vineyard wedding color ideas: lavender and chartreuse.

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Vineyard Wedding Ideas: How to Dress up for a Winery Wedding

Vineyard weddings lend themselves to a world of possibilities. Boho chic, soft colored palettes and neutrals all the way to the formal and stunning black and white look. Remind your guests to bring a wrap or blazer as it does get chilly in the evenings.

Ladies, avoid high heels. You don’t want to get stuck on the grass as you dance or walk around. If you insist on having some height, pick a pair of shows with block heels or some cute wedges.

For a glamorous and sophisticated vibe, include berry-hued florals to your bridal bouquet.

A dusty blue wedding dress will contrast against the green of the vineyard. Photo: Blush Wedding Photography.

A dusty blue wedding dress will contrast against the green of the vineyard. Photo: Blush Wedding Photography.

Adorable pink blush crown for the bride's hairdo.

Adorable pink blush crown for the bride’s hairdo.

Gorgeous bridal gown against the summer vineyard background.

Gorgeous bridal gown against the summer vineyard background.

Vineyard Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery that will Sweep you off your Feet

Vineyard Wedding Locations

Vineyard weddings are often destination ones. Wine Country, Napa Valley and Sonoma County are some of the most famous vineyard wedding locations in the USA. But Virginia and North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background are not any less breathtaking. We are certain that there is a winery or distillery nearby you haven’t discovered yet.

Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat.

Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat.

Hamilton Oaks Winery at San Juan Capistrano. Photo: Sposto Photography.

Hamilton Oaks Winery at San Juan Capistrano. Photo: Sposto Photography.

If you want to host a vineyard wedding abroad, France, Spain, and Italy are top European wine producers and their vineyards will most definitely impress you. While Argentina and Chile pull their weight on this side of the continent. These countries boast of massive, rustic, and romantic vineyard acreages that hold year-round wedding programs.

Go ahead! Steal these vineyard wedding ideas and fulfill your winery wedding dream! And now check out these 19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

Greenery and roses aisle decor.

Greenery and roses aisle decor.

Wine cellar wedding reception.

Wine cellar wedding reception.

Vineyard wedding ring shot. Photography: Kristen Gardner Photo.

Vineyard wedding ring shot. Photography: Kristen Gardner Photo.

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Getting Married For The Second Time? Check Out These Fab Tips!

Feel free to get creative when getting married for the second time. Read these second marriage etiquette tips and get inspired by some fantastic ideas!

An unforgettable scenery for your winter wedding.

An unforgettable scenery for your winter wedding.

Gone are the days when the second marriage is seen as a social stigma. Today, whether you want an elaborate shindig or an intimate second wedding, the choice is completely yours.

Second Marriage Wedding Etiquette: To Follow or Not To Follow?

Let’s take a look at a few rules you may want to follow when celebrating your second (or third, or fourth) nuptials. Because, truth be told, you can write your very own second marriage wedding etiquette book and never be wrong. Well, maybe with a few exceptions.

Here are two rules you will want to truly consider:

  1. If either of you have children, let them know they are of major importance in the new union. No matter their age, give them a role they’d be happy to play in the course of events. Always be sensitive to the child’s feelings and try to cater to them as much as possible. And never, ever, leave them out of the equation.
  2. Should you invite your ex and his family? Tread carefully on this one. You may be on the best of terms with your ex, their friends and family, but your second marriage is a fresh start. Trust me, you don’t need the awkwardness.
Trendy alternative bridal looks for second nuptials. How much more fun can you have?

Trendy alternative bridal looks for second nuptials. How much more fun can you have?

Escort cards and favors all-in-one for a travel-inspired second wedding.

Escort cards and favors all-in-one for a travel-inspired second wedding. Get it at Beau-Coup!

And now, a few second marriage wedding etiquette tips to follow (or not!)

1Should I still announce the wedding?

If you don’t know the difference between wedding announcements and wedding invitations, the announcements are sent out after the wedding to let people know you got married. Not too many couples follow this tradition but if you do, you can announce your second wedding like you did the first.

2Wording your invitations: What name should I use?

Second marriages come with a bit of unease when wording the invitation. Friends and colleagues may know you by your ex-spouse’s first name. A golden rule is to use the name you’re comfortable with. And if you are worried people might get confused, indicate for clarity on the invite. Or just give them a call.

Prioritize your children like Emily Maynard did at her surprise wedding.

Prioritize your children like Emily Maynard did at her surprise wedding.

Brunch weddings have the best of cakes.

Brunch weddings have the best of cakes.

Rock a black and white wedding dress for your second marriage wedding.

Rock a black and white wedding dress for your second marriage wedding.

3Bridal etiquette: Say yes to the white wedding gown

Wear what you desire when getting married for the second time. Pick that gorgeous blush gown, or go for a traditional white bridal look. Short, long, princess-cut or ball gown and even a pair of strikingly white bridal pants. Take something that flatters your figure—whatever color. Note that dinner rehearsals are really not necessary. You can even do away with the garter and bouquet tossing!

All is permitted at any wedding and even more so the second time around! Check out these fantastic ideas for modern brides.




4Giving away the bride at a second marriage ceremony

Let your imagination run wild. Nowadays, it can be anyone or no one. Your (child) children, mother, grandparents, or even your best friend may do just fine. Furthermore, you can even have your two most favorite people walk you down the aisle.

Getting married for the second time: How does an intimate destination wedding in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, sound?

Getting married for the second time: How does an intimate destination wedding in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, sound?

Stunning wedding pantsuit by Krikor Jabotian. An original idea when getting married for the second time. You can definitely use this again for any occasion.

Stunning wedding pantsuit by Krikor Jabotian. An original idea when getting married for the second time. You can definitely use this again for any occasion.

5Wedding registry etiquette

You might not want gifts (not many second marriages do), but you still need to register to give guidance to guests who want to give. You may opt for an online wedding registry or a honeymoon fund! In both cases, you get the cash! Not a bad idea, right?

Amazing peonies bridal bouquet for this Santa Barbara wedding at Villa Sevillano. Photographer: Jose Villa.

Amazing peonies bridal bouquet for this Santa Barbara wedding at Villa Sevillano. Photographer: Jose Villa.

Don't ask people to donate... ask them to join in or help out. Appeal to their emotions and not their wallets.

Don’t ask people to donate… ask them to join in or help out. Appeal to their emotions and not their wallets.

Adventurous couples may want to stamp mountains at their wedding!

Adventurous couples may want to stamp mountains at their wedding! Personalize yours at this Etsy store.

Alternative Wedding Ideas For A Second Marriage

If there is one thing we know, is that couples feel really free to do what their like and enjoy when getting married for the second time. That’s why we rounded up some fantastic alternative wedding ideas for a second marriage celebration. Let your imagination take hold and remember to make it memorable!

Shake things up! Brunch weddings are all the rage and perfect for after a small and intimate civil ceremony. Or ask your favorite coffee place if you can host a pop up wedding (no more than 8 people, please) at their space with no music and no need for decorations. Definitely a less casual setup that is fun for everybody. Cut the cake first. Or even welcome the guests at the entrance.

Surprise your guests. Make it yours. It’s your second marriage—a second chance to show off your unique style. However, make your dreams budget-friendly and realistic. For example, rent a beach house for a weekend and celebrate with your closest friends. A truly unforgettable experience.

Colorado is a spectacular place to get married for the second time. This lodge at Beaver Creek makes you wish it was winter now.

Colorado is a spectacular place to get married for the second time. This lodge at Beaver Creek makes you wish it was winter now.

Delicious omelette station for a wedding brunch reception. Photographer: Brian Samuels Photography.

Delicious omelette station for a wedding brunch reception. Photographer: Brian Samuels Photography.

Forget the same old catering this second time around and go for a more contemporary style.

Forget the same old catering this second time around and go for a more contemporary style.

Destination Weddings: Celebration and Honeymoon All in One

Consider getting wed at an intimate or unique destination location. The beach, a snowy mountain resort, or your mutual favorite place in the world. By hosting a destination wedding, you can add a new tone and a memorable setting to your second nuptials.

Plan an entirely different second wedding from the first, and add a fresh start to your union. Put in that unconventional flavor and have fun. Adventure-seeking couples may get married by a sherpa at the foot of the Himalayas. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Surprise your guests with a beach wedding. Perfect for South Florida couples.

Surprise your guests with a beach wedding. Perfect for South Florida couples.

Indulge in an olive bar. If it's in Tuscany even better.

Indulge in an olive bar. If it’s in Tuscany even better.

Ever dreamt of getting married in Paris? Now's your chance! Second marriage wedding ideas.

Ever dreamt of getting married in Paris? Now’s your chance! Second marriage wedding ideas.

Why Getting Married for the Second Time is Much Better Than The First

Getting married for the second time is one of the boldest steps you can take in your life. But the truth is, a lot wiser, caring, trusting you is available for the taking. Of course, things do get bet better the second time around.

Life at 40 looks much different than life at 20. You can use that first-hand experience to build a stronger and more realistic relationship. You know what you want, you are older and more experienced and you know marriage is not all roses. You can own your wrongs and you are better prepared to build a loving, new and wonderful life together.

Remember that marriage is a choice and, if you decide to give it another go, be all in. But of course, have fun in the process!!! Keep in touch! Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram for more ideas on how to celebrate a second marriage or a first! 🙂

Take your wedding to Napa Valley, like this Calistoga wedding, and dine al fresco with your guests. It will be an unforgettable soirée. Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography.

Take your wedding to Napa Valley, like this Calistoga wedding, and dine al fresco with your guests. It will be an unforgettable soirée. Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography.

Elope in front of the Eiffel Tower in the city of lights. Four Seasons in Paris, named one of the best rooftop wedding venues in the world.

Elope in front of the Eiffel Tower in the city of lights. Four Seasons in Paris, named one of the best rooftop wedding venues in the world.

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40+ Extraordinary White Wedding Ideas & Decor: Swoon!

From intimate receptions to a big bash, these white wedding ideas will certainly leave your guests speechless. Just remember to add a pop of color, find out why!

White cake on a white chair.

White cake on a white chair.

A white wedding will transport us to a state of pure, unadulterated pretty. The look is classic and beautiful. Once the symbol of purity, innocence, and light and the most traditional color for weddings, it is not so common anymore. Yet, white weddings are always extraordinary whether for its symbolism or from a decor perspective. And even most impressive during the summer or winter months. These white wedding ideas will make you say yes to this traditional color again and again. Get inspired by these 40+ white wedding ideas! 🙂

Extraordinarily Elegant Indoor White Wedding Ideas

If your white wedding is held indoors, be creative so it won’t look boring. Since white will be the dominant color, or maybe the only color, it will be necessary to make the decoration very attractive while keeping in mind that the bride has to stand out. Add a signature color to give some dimension or to liven it up or have the bride wear a more colorful creation.

Mix white with either greenery or copper accents for an interesting and modern contrasting effect, or with subtle hues such as pastel pink or beige for a natural color lift.

Dramatic lighting pieces like a large crystal chandelier hanging in the center of the room will remove the risk of a dull white wedding decor. Do not hesitate to create large bouquets of flowers in the room. The bigger, the better here. If you plan to add large floral arrangements as table centerpieces, opt for very tall and clear vases to avoid blocking your guests’s faces.

Imagine a white wedding with tables covered with soft blush linens and lush arrangements of ivory florals dripping with crystals. Gold or copper accents can add a touch of glamour to the space by way of guest chairs, candelabras, glassware, and vases.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You'll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn't have to be winter to show them off!

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You’ll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn’t have to be winter to show them off!

Outdoor White Wedding Decor: Fresh & Modern Ideas

For an outdoor wedding, other colors will be added to the white without you even noticing. Can’t get rid of the plants, greenery or even the sand and the ocean in the background. This is actually to your advantage. Greenery brings a nice contrast to the decor in white as does wood inside of a barn or the blue of the ocean at a white beach wedding.

There’s no need for massive chandeliers or giant flower arrangements at an outdoor white wedding. The details can be simple and be reduced to lavish bride and groom reception chairs or white flowers dangling in pretty mason jars!

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.




Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest's view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest’s view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

Luxury White Wedding Cakes and Dessert Tables

Romantic and floral white wedding cakes are all the rage right now. Add texture and dimension to your cake with delicate rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Another trendy idea is a white chocolate drip cake surrounded with fruits covered in confectionary sugar or blush macarons.

Think all-white for the dessert table. There’s plenty of sweets that bear this simple and beautiful color. Otherwise, let some food dyes or sugar be your ally. Get inspired by these incredible white wedding ideas to create your very own!

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

All-White Wedding Tips You’ve Got to Read

If you want to go for an all-white wedding – one of those fit for a princess or a movie star – you will have to make it very clear to your guests that their attire has to be white. We recommend to steer clear of it, unless this is a very intimate event with very close family and friends, as it may upset the guests. Not everybody looks great in white and you would have to be very careful with the wedding menu. Nothing worse that bbq or marinara sauce on a pristine white outfit. Amiright?

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It's from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It’s from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Have you enjoyed these white wedding decor ideas? Don’t stop here. Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs or debate whether your dress should be white or not in this controversial article.

Photo Gallery Filled with Incredible White Wedding Ideas

Fresh and modern chic decor.

Fresh and modern chic decor.

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives... So clean and simple!

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives… So clean and simple!

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

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Wedding Dessert Table Ideas that will Blow your Mind: How to Create Yours!

Check out this incredible roundup of wedding dessert table ideas and follow these tips to create the most fab sweets & desserts presentations! They will elicit piles of ohs and ahs from your guests for sure!

Add some glam to you indoor wedding by placing a lighted backdrop behind your wedding dessert table.

Add some glam to you indoor wedding by placing a lighted backdrop behind your wedding dessert table.

Both the wedding dessert table and the wedding cake, become the guests’ focal point after the reception’s dinner. Therefore, we may find ourselves at a loss when it’s time to pick what to serve at the dessert table and how to dress it up. Don’t despair! We’ve compiled a list with the best tips and suggestions to help you create the most fabulous wedding dessert table ever! Take notes and impress your guests with these stunning and creative wedding dessert table ideas.

The Wedding Dessert Table Menu or What to Offer on Your Wedding Dessert Tables

Before even considering the dessert table decor, let’s go through some ideas to inspire your wedding dessert table menu. We wouldn’t want to have a magnificently decorated table that doesn’t match our scrumptious and mouth-watering sweets. AmIright?

The variety of sweets is truly endless. They range from lighter and less caloric versions, such as gelato or strawberry parfaits, all the way to those irresistible, decadent and appetizing desserts that will ruin anybody’s diet, like eclairs, cake-pops, sugar meringues, cheese cakes and macarons.

But the list does not end here. So, how do we choose what to offer at the wedding dessert tables when we have so many delicious and tempting confectioneries to pick from? Just follow these tips to help you choose your wedding dessert table menu.

1Pick your favorite sweets first

While is true that offering a variety of sweets and desserts will make it easier to satisfy your guests’ preferences, don’t ever forget that it’s your big day. Pick a couple of your favorite desserts (at the very least) to start building your wedding dessert table menu.

"Nothing is sweeter than love" wedding dessert table ideas.

“Nothing is sweeter than love” wedding dessert table ideas.

2Seasonality Counts

Are you getting married in the winter? Indulge in rich desserts like molten lava cakes, crispy churros, baked apples with dried cherries and maple syrup, Linzer cookies, warm almond cinnamon apple pudding and black forest cakes. Your guests will love to linger at your reception just a little longer to taste each and every one of your desserts!

Summer weddings call for lighter fare like an interactive ice-cream bar, refreshing fruit cups, frozen yogurt coconut pops, lemon-infused custard pudding, blueberry pies and stone fruit pouches.

Take into account the season to decide what to offer at your wedding dessert table. What an amazing way to use the weather in your favor!

Dessert tables for summer weddings. For a greenery wedding add ferns and leaves to the wall and table and a few pops of colorful flowers.

Dessert tables for summer weddings. For a greenery wedding add ferns and leaves to the wall and table and a few pops of colorful flowers.

Winter inspired dessert table ideas.

Winter inspired dessert table ideas.

Check out these Mouthwatering ways to Display Doughnuts at a Wedding

3Should the wedding dessert table menu fit the main reception menu?

Not necessarily. You may offer desserts that fit the style of the food you served for dinner, lunch or at your cocktail reception. A French affair may be followed by Crème brûlée, crepes, éclair au chocolat, or mille feuilles – the famous Napoleon dessert. Citrus desserts, plum creams and strawberries custards for a Mediterranean meal. But if you’d rather have contrasting flavors, forget about what you served earlier and show off scrumptious desserts from different cuisines such as Tuscan Biscottis or British scones with butter and jam.

Parisian themed weddings can incorporate this romantic and sweet dessert table idea.

Parisian themed weddings can incorporate this romantic and sweet dessert table idea.

Trending and Fabulously Chic French Wedding Ideas

Achieve a vintage rustic dessert table look with baby's breath and white bird cages.

Achieve a vintage rustic dessert table look with baby’s breath and white bird cages.




4Go interactive!

There are no rules regarding the amount of interactivity guests must have with a wedding dessert table. Popcorn bars, s’mores bars, crepes and waffle bars or ice-cream bars can provide an added level of fun to a wedding! Surround them with plenty of sprinkles, toppings and a variety of syrups and encourage your guests to be creative.

Interactive wedding dessert table: a waffle bar!

Interactive wedding dessert table: a waffle bar!

Popcorn bar! Awesome addition to a wedding reception and great for adults and children!

Popcorn bar! Awesome addition to a wedding reception and great for adults and children!

How to Setup a Wedding Dessert Table: 7 Fantastic Ideas

There are many fabulous wedding dessert table ideas where to obtain some inspiration. These ideas and tips will help you to setup a wedding dessert table with the simplest or the most elaborate decor. Either way, you dessert tables will look stunning!

1Shabby chic, boho or vintage decor

This is a great and original tip for an outdoor wedding. Get a hold of a desk with drawers and display these sweet temptations out of every corner of the furniture. Flowers and greenery will add a more finished look to your dessert table. Quite simple and all you will need is a couple of friends to help you move the desk to the garden. Tip: Protect the cakes, cookies and other sweets from insects with glass or acrylic covers.

Cobalt blue and sage green intimate garden wedding.

Cobalt blue and sage green intimate garden wedding.

2Match the desserts to your wedding colors

You can either pick desserts that match your wedding colors or you can have your chef add food coloring to the macarons, cookies or donuts!

Offer macarons, meringues and cookies, as long as they match your wedding colors!

Offer macarons, meringues and cookies, as long as they match your wedding colors!

3Create your own table

Avoid renting a table by creating your very own. What you will need: some trestles, a wooden stair or a couple of barrels and a wooden plank. Rustic looks don’t need much finishing, glam looks may demand a sparkly tablecloth.

A not so improvised dessert table packed full of shabby chic and rustic details for a garden wedding.

A not so improvised dessert table packed full of shabby chic and rustic details for a garden wedding.

Rustic chic wedding dessert table over trestles and lighting built in with a row of hanging jars.

Rustic chic wedding dessert table over trestles and lighting built in with a row of hanging jars.

4Don’t forget the details

A few signs that explains the dessert menu, plates, napkins, silverware and a trash can are essential for a successful wedding dessert table.

Add a board with a description of the delicious sweets to help your guests pick their favorites.

Add a board with a description of the delicious sweets to help your guests pick their favorites.

5Add some glam to you indoor wedding

Elegant furniture as a table, lighted backdrops, shiny tablecloths and mirrors are terrific ideas to add some glam to your wedding dessert table.

Old furniture adds elegance to your glam dessert table.

Old furniture adds elegance to your glam dessert table.

Place your wedding dessert table against a wall and personalize it with a few mirrors and signs.

Place your wedding dessert table against a wall and personalize it with a few mirrors and signs.

6How much is too much?

When it comes down to how many desserts you will need, there’s a simple rule. Divide each dessert by the number of bites it takes to eat them. A cake-pop is one bite, a cupcake may be two, and a cake slice may be three or four bites. Now, estimate 10 bites per guest and avoid a pile of leftovers while reducing your expense.

Rustic chic bundt cake dessert table.

Rustic chic bundt cake dessert table.

This sweet table set up is divine. We could eat it up!

This sweet table set up is divine. We could eat it up!

7Beverages will be needed

Any dessert table will need a liquid accompaniment. You can complement your cookies with milk, popcorn, donuts and waffles with fruit juices or fruit infused water and your cakes with a coffee bar.

Remember to offer some beverages with your dessert bar. Uber chic drink station for an outdoor wedding.

Remember to offer some beverages with your dessert bar. Uber chic drink station for an outdoor wedding.

Inspirational, right? We hope you have found these tips for wedding dessert table ideas useful.  But just in case, here are a few additional ideas to start planning your wedding dessert table now! 🙂

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A dark rose dessert bar is super glam and, needless to say, delicious.

A dark rose dessert bar is super glam and, needless to say, delicious.

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How to Plan a Boho Wedding: Complete Guide To A Trend That’s Here to Stay

Carefree, laid-back, free-spirited and romantic. If you would like to plan a boho wedding, here are a few ways to incorporate this trend into your celebration.

Hanging bottles and flowers for an outdoor Boho ceremony. Find out how to plan a boho wedding!

Hanging bottles and flowers for an outdoor Boho ceremony.

Romantic, relaxed and unexpected. The boho wedding draws influences from hippie culture, mixed in with gypsy and vintage elements. A trend that started a few years ago and became a classic. What is the bohemian style and how do we plan the boho wedding of our dreams?

What is a boho wedding?

A bohemian styled theme or boho wedding is one that obeys no rules, as shown by its freedom of expression and frugality. An eclectic mix of hippie, ethnic and gypsy styles revealed by simple, artsy and adventurous touches.

Why is the Bohemian wedding theme so popular?

First, a lot of couples identify with the simple, anything goes, DIY filled style of a boho wedding. It allows for many ways to personalize a wedding.

Second, because of its frugality, it adjust to even the smallest of budgets. Couples nowadays are more budget-conscious. Savvy-brides know that they can plan a boho wedding on a tight budget.

The good thing about the Bohemian style is that brides can pick either a Boho vintage, Beachy Boho, Boho Chic, Wanderlust or Woodland themes according to what fits their personality best.

Third, being loaded with textures, prints, and the beauty of simplicity and freedom of spirit, no other style compares.

Carefree boho chic bride with a stunning wildflower bouquet.

Carefree boho chic bride with a stunning wildflower bouquet.

How to Plan a Boho Wedding: The 6 Key Elements

A cool boho wedding is non-traditional, has a sense of adventure, and gives you a memorable wedding without the stress of a high-maintenance reception.

The first thing you have to do, is define your inspiration. What does Boho mean to you and your partner? Do you see flower crowns and a garden setting? Do you dream of sunny beaches and waves crashing behind you? A reception outdoors under the stars with a campfire? Or are you leaning towards an embroidered Moroccan style?

Once the inspiration has been defined, pick from one or more of these elements to plan your Boho wedding.

There's a lot of photobooths out there on the wedding market, but this one does it in boho style.

There’s a lot of photobooths out there on the wedding market, but this one does it in boho style.

Bohemian style wedding cake with succulents and flowers.

Bohemian style wedding cake with succulents and flowers.

1Plan a Boho Wedding with Flower Power!

Flower crowns are definitely a synonym of a bohemian bride. Although nothing says, 70s like crystal hair accessories. To keep it frugal, make sure to pick wild flowers for your hair, bridal bouquets, centerpieces and, of course, expect a flower explosion on your wedding cake. Adorn your tables with greenery and flower garlands as the most original table runners!

Romantic and boho floral crown and bridal bouquet with eucalyptus leaves. Wedding photographer: Mandi Nelson Photography.

Romantic and boho floral crown and bridal bouquet with eucalyptus leaves. Wedding photographer: Mandi Nelson Photography.




2Loose, comfortable, and fluid wedding outfits

Fabrics like lace and organza are a wonderful choice for the boho bride’s dress. Meanwhile the groom can wear comfy khakis and a white shirt or a more polished but still unconventional linen suit. For an even more informal look, think of Dashikis, Indian clothes and peasant blouses, vests, fringes and the whole range of gypsy styled clothing!

For beachy boho brides, welcome going barefoot! We have seen some very cute sandals that protect the bottom of your feet and barely cover them. If you are going country, feel free to don a pair of cowgirl boots.

Take full advantage of the mismatched bohemian vibe for your bridesmaids. It will make it affordable for them to fit your reception style!

Such amazing boho wedding dresses, the lace, the neckline, simply remarkable. Nothing like the boho dress trend to make a bride feel comfortable and romantic.

Such amazing boho wedding dresses, the lace, the neckline, simply remarkable. Nothing like the boho dress trend to make a bride feel comfortable and romantic. Claire Pettibone.

3How to Plan a Boho Wedding: Au Natural!

A natural makeup look is the best ally of the boho bride. A touch of lip gloss, great base coverage and some pink tones for your cheeks and you’re ready for your big day! Opt for letting your locks loose, braid them and, for those who can, let your afro shine. Add a simple hair accessory like a flower crown, or a vintage hair clip that could be your “something borrowed” for the wedding.

A thoughtfully styled bohemian wedding. Lovely boho floral bridesmaids dresses.

A thoughtfully styled bohemian wedding. Lovely boho floral bridesmaids dresses.

4Boho wedding decor: Feel free to mix and match!

Don’t be afraid to combine different colors, sets, and styles of chairs, centerpieces, tableware, pillows and textured blankets. Floating candle centerpieces, macrame ceremony backdrops, greenery wreaths, or simply group four or five pillar candles on a very rustic wooden slab to get that boho wedding vibe.

Vivacious garden boho wedding ideas. Gather a couple of buckets, candles, flowers and you have an original and carefree decor for your big day. Check out this article to plan a boho wedding!

Vivacious garden boho wedding ideas. Gather a couple of buckets, candles, flowers and you have an original and carefree decor for your big day.

5Show your love for Mother-Earth and go local on your wedding menu

Choose catering companies that serve non-traditional food for the wedding. The boho trend is towards food-trucks, buffet styled or BBQ-styled receptions. You can also show your commitment to saving the planet by hiring a farm-to-table caterer (check out this article to learn more about it).

An artistic, carefree, and a relaxed boho vibe is reflected on the ice cubes. Easy to make. Just add a few flowers to the ice tray. More ideas on how to plan a boho wedding!

An artistic, carefree, and a relaxed boho vibe is reflected on the ice cubes. Easy to make. Just add a few flowers to the ice tray.

6Get inspired by nature and the outdoors

Let nature become your wedding decor. Nothing more affordable than that, right? Mountains, oceans, and eternal beaches are a magnificent background for a boho wedding. And so are whimsical gardens, forests and parks.

Romantic outdoor pink and red flower Boho wedding ceremony decor via Amy Burke Designs.

Romantic outdoor pink and red flower Boho wedding ceremony decor via Amy Burke Designs.

And finally, here is a collection of fabulous photos and ideas to inspire you to plan a boho wedding!

A Bohemian floral garland never looked so good! Ideas to incorporate your pet to your wedding.

A Bohemian floral garland never looked so good! Ideas to incorporate your pet to your wedding.

Do you macrame? Lovely and very boho ceremony backdrop. Macrame is a unique and beautiful knotted piece of art that looks amazing hanging inside of an indoor or outdoor venue.

Do you macrame? Lovely and very boho ceremony backdrop. Macrame is a unique and beautiful knotted piece of art that looks amazing hanging inside of an indoor or outdoor venue.

Adorable centerpieces in blue for a boho wedding.

Adorable centerpieces in blue for a boho wedding.

Boho wedding dreamcatcher.

Boho wedding dreamcatcher. (Here)

Laser cut bohemian spring flower wedding invitations.

Laser cut bohemian spring flower wedding invitations (BYWWS085).

This handsome boho boutonniere features neutral feathers, a bronze-tone arrow, and a rustic twine wrap. So handsome, and loaded with bohemian charm.

This handsome boho boutonniere features neutral feathers, a bronze-tone arrow, and a rustic twine wrap. So handsome, and loaded with bohemian charm.

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24 Ingenious Ways To Make Candle & Lighted Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions

Check out these creative and affordable ideas to make candle and lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Light up your centerpieces to take them to an entirely new level!

An ingenious way to make candle & lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Food coloring and floating candles plus dollar store flowers and LED lights.

An ingenious way to make candle & lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Food coloring and floating candles plus dollar store flowers and LED lights.

Savvy brides know that stretching a wedding budget means having to DIY a few ceremony details. Nothing is easier to make and has a more stunning effect than lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. Let’s grab a hold of a few candles, LED lights, glow-sticks, florals and water and create lighted centerpieces that will rock your wedding! Read this!

How to Pick your Lighted Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions: This is What Professionals Do

First things first. Make sure the lighted centerpieces are a match for the wedding venue and your taste and budget. Don’t fall in love with candlelight asking your ceremony and reception locations if they allow real candles or not! (But don’t despair! You just may have to opt for flameless candles.) Or with those romantic string market lights wrapped over your outdoor tables if the venue does not have enough electrical outlets – or they are too far apart – to achieve the look without shelling out beaucoup des bucks on a custom electrical installation.

If you plan on DIYing your entire wedding, try to avoid flowers for the centerpieces. You will not have enough time to make them all and have them look perfect in the few days before the wedding. Prepare them well in advance so you don’t have to worry and you can make a couple of them as practice. Test their wow factor by hosting a small dinner at home and show off your lighted centerpieces – but don’t fish for compliments. 😉

Pin spots are tiny beams of light to illuminate centerpieces, wedding cakes, etc. If your centerpiece primarily consists of candles or lights, pin spots aren’t necessary. So, there’s a little additional savings associated with picking lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions!

Check out these lighted birch branches on a stand. They carry 150 battery LED lights.

Check out these lighted birch branches on a stand. They carry 150 battery LED lights.

How To Make Your Lighted Centerpieces Look Like A Million Bucks with LED Lighting

Durable and compact, LED lights have paved the way for creative lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. These stunningly affordable LED centerpiece ideas can inject a new dimension to your wedding decor that your guests will surely enjoy.

So, what is LED light? Short for “light-emitting diode,” these LED lights are more energy-efficient than regular lightbulbs and they don’t get as hot. They can also be wireless, which makes them even more discreet. LED lights are great for color changes and vibrant hues and when added to floral arrangements for luminous stems they will double as décor and mood lighting. You can buy them at the Home Depot, Amazon or at any light fixture store near you.

Create a tall and unique LED lighted centerpiece with luminous branches. Embed the LEDs at the ends of the branches to create a discreet lighting effect. Another idea is to glue crepe paper flowers to the branch creating the illusion of illuminated cherry blossoms. And don’t forget to have some fun with ’90s-style glow sticks! 🙂

Cool and affordable lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions. The step by step on the blog!

Cool and affordable lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Fairylights even look pretty on the outside of a vase. Wired Fairy Lights by MarylinJ.

Fairylights even look pretty on the outside of a vase. Wired Fairy Lights by MarylinJ.

Great idea for an alternative wedding centerpiece. Weddings can use lots of lighting to bring a little extra sparkle!

Great idea for an alternative wedding centerpiece. Weddings can use lots of lighting to bring a little extra sparkle!




Candle Centerpieces: Stunningly Romantic & Affordable DIYs

So, your wedding venue allows you to use real candles, huh? Is there something more romantic than candlelight, ever? Pillars, tapers, votives, tea-lights are a great way to save money on wedding centerpieces! Check out these extremely affordable DIYs!

Alternating votive and taper candles is both beautiful and practical, allowing guests to interact across this simply chic reception table. The cylindrical vases will protect the candles from accidentally falling.

Alternating votive and taper candles is both beautiful and practical, allowing guests to interact across this simply chic reception table. The cylindrical vases will protect the candles from accidentally falling.

Inspiration for a table setting. Go outdoors and find some stones! Fill glass hurricanes with pillar candles for the same romantic effect.

Inspiration for a table setting. Go outdoors and find some stones! Fill glass hurricanes with pillar candles for the same romantic effect.

DIY candle holder: Hot glue twigs to a Dollar Tree glass votive. Let it dry. Add a flameless pillar candle. Voilá!

DIY candle holder: Hot glue twigs to a Dollar Tree glass votive. Let it dry. Add a flameless pillar candle. Voilá!

Bark heart lanterns are perfect for rustic weddings. You can get these candle holders at your local home decor store.

Bark heart lanterns are perfect for rustic weddings. You can get these candle holders at your local home decor store.

Fantastic Lighted Floral Centerpieces with Water

Add a stunning glow of light to your table decor with lighted floral centerpieces immersed in water. Use the flowers to hide the submersible battery LED lights. Place the light at the bottom of the vase to illuminate the flowers above. You can then place a floating candle on top of the vase. Our advice: use table mirrors that you place under your vases to create reflections in your decor.

If you have chosen flowers with long stems, pick a tall cylindrical clear container, place a submersible led light at the bottom and cover it with fake crystals. The light will highlight the curve of the flower and create an original centerpiece.

Lighted floral centerpieces with floating candles and long stemmed flowers. Check out the DIY on the blog!

Lighted floral centerpieces with floating candles and long stemmed flowers.

Tall cylindrical vases with water and floating bright red or orange flowers and tea candles. Discover how to make these stunning lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Tall cylindrical vases with water and floating bright red or orange flowers and tea candles. Discover how to make these stunning lighted centerpieces for wedding receptions.

Mix and match some floral and candle centerpieces for an awe-inspiring look for your big day. DIY wedding decorations that will help you create your dream day for a fraction of the cost of getting it done professionally.

Mix and match some floral and candle centerpieces for an awe-inspiring look for your big day. DIY wedding decorations that will help you create your dream day for a fraction of the cost of getting it done professionally.

More Outrageous Ideas For Your Lighted Centerpieces

Mason jar chandelier hanging centerpiece by BootsNGus, $185.00.

We hope you got some great inspiration with this article and got to pick your future lighted centerpieces. But we are warning you, learning how to make candle & lighted centerpieces can be addictive!

Clear vases, lighted branches and pine cones... sounds simple enough. ;)

Clear vases, lighted branches and pine cones… sounds simple enough. 😉

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The Cuban-Inspired Wedding: A 2017 Tropical Trend with Lots of Sabor

Throw the perfect Cuban-inspired wedding bash with these easy tips and must haves featuring Havana cigars, Señoritas and mojitos!

Imagine your wedding. Hanging greenery, colorful flowers as centerpieces, candles in pink votives over a rustic wood table with wooden folding chairs. Parrot optional.

Imagine your wedding. Hanging greenery, colorful flowers as centerpieces, candles in pink votives over a rustic wood table with wooden folding chairs. Parrot optional.

Mix vintage deco, retro and abundantly lush greenery together and your fantastic Cuban-inspired wedding theme is almost ready.

The renewed interest in Cuban culture, with its bright and tropical colors coupled with fluid flamenco-style bridal gowns, has become a trend in this year’s weddings. Their color palette of deep purples, turquoise, tangy mandarin, bright corals, sunny yellows, playful fuchsias and greenery (Pantone’s color of the year) has all the ingredients for a fun and carefree wedding. Complete the Cuban-inspired wedding theme with Latin food and drinks and delicious rum infused cocktails.

Cuban-Inspired Wedding Decor: The Kingdom of Art Deco

Cuba is an exotic place brimming with passion. A Cuban-inspired wedding will reflect the couple’s passionate love for each other. With a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cultures, Cuba offers ample inspiration for the reception’s food, music and attire.

The wedding decor will be the final touch that will complete the illusion of a Cuban adventure for guests. One only has to imagine Havana in the twenties to paint the scene at the house of an “hacendado” on a tobacco or sugar plantation. Carved wood with floral motifs, voluptuous palm trees and ferns, broad cane chairs and a wedding palette with brushstrokes of brown, turquoise, orange, ivory and of course the Pantone color of the year, greenery in the centerpieces, and on the tableware and cushions.

Have some antiques handy? Decorate the room with them. Take advantage of old Cuban cigar boxes if you have any, or use rum bottles to save on creative centerpieces with tropical flowers such as heliconias, birds of paradise or orchids. Place a cigar with a personalized label as a wedding favor on each plate. Now we are getting fancy!

Accompany the Cuban-inspired wedding decor with an exotic menu and cocktails with a defined Cuban accent. So bring out the rum. It’s time to have fun in an elegant way!

Lily gold and amber over topaz slate at The Ebell Club in Long Beach. Wedding photographer: Suzy Van Dyke.

Lily gold and amber over topaz slate at The Ebell Club in Long Beach. Wedding photographer: Suzy Van Dyke.

Bring Cuba into your wedding and your backyard with these succulent centerpiece ideas.

Bring Cuba into your wedding and your backyard with these succulent centerpiece ideas.

Tropical Cuban-Inspired Weddings with Cuban “Sabor”: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Mojitos are the perfect cocktail for Cuban-inspired weddings. Accompany them with tempting meat pies or “empanadas” and crispy tostones. Among other drinks, you can serve Cuba Libre, which is a mixture of rum, Coca-Cola and lime juice, or mojitos with non-traditional flavors such as peach, cherry or pineapple. Do not forget to add some Cuban-inspired non-alcoholic beverages such as guava, coconut, or lime flavored water.

Here is a very ingenious idea for a mojito bar. Use fresh mint to make unique ice cubes. Take a little mint, put it in each of the ice tray spaces and then fill it with water. Let the water turn into ice and there you have it. Great idea for a summer wedding.

The Blushing Cuban passionfruit raspberry cocktail is a vibrant & exotic blend of fresh passionfruit, raspberries and Cuban rum.

The Blushing Cuban passionfruit raspberry cocktail is a vibrant & exotic blend of fresh passionfruit, raspberries and Cuban rum.

Cuba is famous for its meat dishes. Some of the main course choices for your party might be “Ropa Vieja”, “Masitas de Puerco” or marinated fried pork, oxtail stew or grilled ribs. For a lighter meal, you can offer “sandwich medianoche” that can be served either hot or cold, hence its name since you can eat them after a night of painting the town red. And where will you find more merriment than at a Cuban wedding? The midnight sandwich has grilled or fried pork slices with cheese pressed between toasted French bread slices with butter on both sides (and well pressed).

Add a fresh and colorful Cuban salad. You will only need tomatoes, onions and radish slices sprinkled with olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Or a chickpea salad with green and red peppers and sweet yellow onions with a dressing made from fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a pinch of cumin. Yummylicious!

A delicious Cuban-Rican recipe: Sofrito salsa and tostones.

A delicious Cuban-Rican recipe: Sofrito salsa and tostones.

Blueberry lavender mojito, refreshing and pretty.

Blueberry lavender mojito, refreshing and pretty.




It’s time for Desserts!

Pick some of these delicious temptations to complete your wedding menu. Flan served in individual cups and sprinkled with a little cinnamon or nutmeg, or “merenguitos” (mini meringues) made of egg whites beaten with sugar and then baked.

You also have arroz con leche topped with cinnamon and juicy raisins. Then, for some pastry or cake options, there are señoritas, pastelitos and capuchinos. Señoritas are confectionary made with layers of puff pastry filled with custard cream, served in a variety of vanilla or chocolate flavors. They are very similar to the Napoleon. Pastelitos are small pastry buns stuffed with guava, cream cheese, or shredded coconut drizzled with syrup. And the Cuban capuchinos and cabezotes are small cakes shaped like a yellow cone, soaked in a syrup made with cinnamon, orange and lemon peel, and anise. You will want to lick your fingers! (Just not at the wedding … do it in the kitchen) 😉

For the dessert table you may present sweet coconut candy, guava candy, more merenguitos or nougat.

Cuban domino cookies by the Cookie Connection.

Cuban domino cookies by the Cookie Connection.

Adorable and original memory of your wedding. Mint mojito flavored lollipop.

Adorable and original memory of your wedding. Mint mojito flavored lollipop. Get them here!

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Cuban Wedding Traditions

Let’s take a look at a couple of Cuban wedding traditions and feel free to incorporate something beyond the Cuban decor to your wedding!

Money is Always Welcome at the Onset of a New Lifetime Adventure

The money dance is another very old tradition at Cuban weddings. Guests would dance with the bride and pin money on her dress to help the couple off to a great start.

Usually, the bride’s family pays for the wedding, and both the bride and groom’s parents give an important gift to the newlyweds, like money or a house. Nice tradition, right? 😉

Cuban-inpired wedding cake surrounded by coral flowers. Dreamy! Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Cuban-inpired wedding cake surrounded by coral flowers. Dreamy! Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Cuban Wedding Favors

Another Cuban tradition is for the couple to thank their guests by giving them a small handmade gift or some personalized ribbons with their names on them. If the wedding calls for it, the favor becomes a good Cuban cigar to celebrate the union.

Proper Cuban-Inspired Wedding Attire for The Couple and Guests

Cuban wedding dresses are stunningly beautiful and white (if the bride is a virgin). If she’s not, tradition dictates her dress should be red. Fortunately this tradition is almost gone and a bride can wear a red wedding dress just because she wants to!

With so much dancing, delicious food and drinks to look forward to, dressing comfortably and elegantly is a must. Ladies may wear summer cocktail dresses, while gentlemen can wear linen guayaberas, shirts with tropical motifs and elegant fedora hats. Everything should remind you of old Havana and a tropical paradise.

These 1940s iconic and adorable navy blue suede heel pumps are a classic and will match a vintage theme to perfection.

These 1940s iconic and adorable navy blue suede heel pumps are a classic and will match a vintage theme to perfection. Get them here!

Original bridesmaid dress for a Cuban-inspired wedding. Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Original bridesmaid dress for a Cuban-inspired wedding. Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

We hope these ideas will help you organize your Cuban-inspired wedding reception. Make sure to check more wedding inspiration ideas on our Pinterest boards!

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Decor and details for Cuban-inspired weddings.

Decor and details for Cuban-inspired weddings. Cuban Party Photobooth Props by PureSimpleThings. Custom Printable Cigar Band Napkin Ring by BSideArt.

Hibiscus and palm leaves decorating ideas for a tropical wedding. Wedding photograper: Krista Jones Photography.

Hibiscus and palm leaves decorating ideas for a tropical wedding. Wedding photograper: Krista Jones Photography.

Ultra original Cuban tile invitations. Photography by Heatherjeany on Flickr.

Ultra original Cuban tile invitations. Photography by Heatherjeany on Flickr.

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Romantic Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas: Let’s Create The Dream!

Filled with greenery, lights, moss and so romantic, let’s delve into the magical world of woodland enchanted forest wedding ideas.

Go over the top with your wedding entrance and create an enchanted garden where no forest exists.

Go over the top with your wedding entrance and create an enchanted garden where no forest exists.

In the search for unique wedding venues, couples have gotten closer to nature. This trend, coupled with Greenery, the 2017 Pantone color gave birth to magnificent and magical woodland wedding themes. Today, we’ll explore woodland forest ideas for you to get inspired and copy freely!

Turn your wedding venue into a truly enchanting place, that will look like it came out of a fairytale or a Harry Potter book! Check out these easy and cute ways to incorporate these enchanted forest wedding ideas into the centerpieces, the ceremony decoration and even the cake. Get your ferns, moss, candles, twinkle lights and woodcuts ready. Let the magic begin!

Enchanted Forest Wedding Centerpieces and Table Setting Ideas

There are many options when it comes to creating centerpieces and setting the table for an enchanted forest wedding. Here are a few ideas.

A simple candle and flower arrangement atop a woodcut base will easily add an woodsy-feel to your forest wedding centerpieces. Another economical and super cool idea is to use moss either as a centerpiece or as a table runner. This will add a contrasting green that will make any colored accent pop. Consider pairing succulents, ferns and candles into your enchanted forest wedding centerpieces to give them a romantic vibe.

The “forest” feel does not need to be over-the-top. Your tablescape could contain a few strategically-placed touches to incorporate the magic of the forest. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, the centerpieces will probably do. If your wedding is indoors, you could add some jewels, stones or geodes to each table setting and use greenery for the centerpieces and decorations. Adding a few touches of color like cream or light hues of pink and orange will give it subtle, yet romantic feel.

Hanging centerpieces and many more romantic enchanted forest wedding ideas!

Hanging centerpieces and many more romantic enchanted forest wedding ideas!

Breathtaking woodland wedding covered with mason jars with lights is worth a daydreaming time out. Photography: Claire Thompson.

Breathtaking woodland wedding covered with mason jars with lights is worth a daydreaming time out. Photography: Claire Thompson.

Unique Woodland Wedding Decoration Inspiration

To add a bit of whimsy to your woodland wedding is to take inspiration from nature. Butterflies, ferns, gold or bronzed votives for soft candle light, branches and berries, woodcuts, books covered with moss, egg’s nests, lit up terrariums are all elements you can play with to create your own unique enchanted forest wedding.

If your reception is held outdoors, let your surroundings be the focal point of your wedding. Leverage the right lighting and a few accents and voilá! You could also bring more furniture outdoors to leverage that magical feel. This is the perfect time to incorporate a plush vintage sofa to your enchanted garden! Create a space where your guests can comfortably sit down and enjoy the conversation, the party and its ambiance.

Incorporate a decorated tree to the indoor venue to create a magical forest wedding. Gorgeous!

Incorporate a decorated tree to the indoor venue to create a magical forest wedding. Gorgeous!

Hang decor from a big old tree or illuminate it with fairy lights, your photographer will love you for the photo ops you would be creating!

If you are leaning towards an indoor enchanted forest wedding reception, incorporate the outdoors wherever you can. The green and earthy decorations will help but consider the permanent features of the space as well. Leverage the venue’s large windows or glass ceilings, if there are any available. Finding a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor spaces would be a win-win.

For an indoors woodland-themed reception, there are a number of ideas you can use to bring the outdoors in. Think soft lighting, abundant greenery – mostly ferns – hanging centerpieces, stones, garlands and jewel tones. But don’t be afraid to add a few touches of stronger color and not-so-earthy tones. They will look magnificent against the lush surroundings.

Create your own magical woodsy lamp backdrop with strings of lights mixed with garlands of greenery.

Create your own magical woodsy lamp backdrop with strings of lights mixed with garlands of greenery.




These wood signs are such a cute way to have your ring bearers or flower girls enter and/or exit your wedding ceremony.

These wood signs are such a cute way to have your ring bearers or flower girls enter and/or exit your wedding ceremony (Get them here).

For soft lighting, you can use candles around your centerpieces and altar. Add the candles to a terrarium shaped holder or mason jar for added luminescence. If your venue won’t allow open flames, use battery lit candles or Chinese lanterns. Chinese lanterns can be wrapped around branches or wooden beams to enhance the forest-like feel.

Enchanted Woodland Forest Wedding Details (yes, it includes the cake!)

Nothing says thank you for coming like an edible wedding favor. Put together little bags of trail mix and wish happy trails to your guests. Or pick your favorite woodland creature, use the favor as table decor and partying gift at the same time.

Brides can take their pick of theme to pair up with an enchanted forest wedding. They all match! Carefree boho, romantically vintage or incredibly glam. Choose your dress and hairstyle accordingly. Check out this article for more ideas and suggestions.

This wedding cake screams enchanted forest wedding! Birch-inspired wedding cake with the cutest cake topper!

This wedding cake screams enchanted forest wedding! Birch-inspired wedding cake with the cutest cake topper!

Love potion bottles filled with grape juice. A perfect addition to an enchanted forest wedding theme.

Love potion bottles filled with grape juice. A perfect addition to an enchanted forest wedding theme.

The half-naked wedding cake look pairs perfectly with an enchanted forest themed wedding. You can add subtle floral embellishments to the tiers or a little bit of greenery to make the cake really stand out. If you would like to add the woodland wedding theme to the cake, you can opt for a geode wedding cake. Swoon! And double swoon!

A little bit goes a long way with this theme. As an added bonus, keeping floral arrangements as green as possible will be more cost efficient than florals. Placing the cake on a wooden or moss-covered stand will continue the enchanted woodland theme.

Looking for more romantic and enchanted forest wedding ideas? Find more inspiration in these planning barn weddings and fairytale wedding picks.

Romantic Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery

  • Dessert buffet ideas for an enchanted forest wedding.

    Don't let your guests venture out into the forest without some delicious cupcakes! Dessert buffet ideas for an enchanted forest wedding.
  • Eucalyptus leaves will not only help keep decoration costs down but it will smell terrific.

    Eucalyptus leaves will not only help keep decoration costs down but it will smell terrific.
  • Woodland wedding entrance.

    Ever think about setting a pretty wedding walkway for your coming guests? Woodland wedding entrance.
  • Eucalyptus green wedding centerpiece.

    Eucalyptus green wedding centerpiece.
  • Gardenias, ranunculus, ferns and moss combined into a perfect enchanted forest centerpiece.

    Gardenias, ranunculus, ferns and moss combined into a perfect enchanted forest centerpiece.
  • Great idea for a woodland wedding favor.

    Great idea for a woodland wedding favor. Wish your guests Happy Trails as they leave your forest wedding with the perfect mix of nuts and candy.
  • Green geode cake for a woodland wedding.

    Green geode cake for a woodland wedding. This stunning cake merges emerald green with rock candy to create a delicious statement.
  • Have you ever thought about a wedding in the forest?

    Have you ever thought about a wedding in the forest? It’s very "in" now and one of the biggest wedding trends for 2017. The enchanted forest look is so romantic and inviting! Photography: Glamour & Grace.
  • Long table seating somehow spells forest.

    Long table seating somehow spells forest. Bring the outside elements in to keep the cost of decorating down. We love these sprigs of Rosemary tied to the napkins!
  • Love the greenery decorating the bride and groom chairs and the tapered candles on the table.

    Love the greenery decorating the bride and groom chairs and the tapered candles on the table. So glam! Arizona Wedding Photographer: Megan Robinson.
  • Plum and coral flowers.

    Plum and coral flowers to show you that there is no need to stick to earthy tones when planning an enchanted forest wedding. One Space photography by Redfield Photography.
  • Straight out of a fairytale, this cake is perfect for an enchanted forest wedding.

    Straight out of a fairytale, this cake is perfect for an enchanted forest wedding.
  • Stunning and romantic Italian destination wedding.

    Stunning and romantic Italian destination wedding from Matthew Moore Photography.
  • Greenery and white flower garlands as table runners.

    This venue's walls were already covered in ivy. The creation of a coherent look was achieved by adding greenery and white flower garlands as table runners. So pretty.
  • Wild flowers and greenery decor.

    Wild flowers and greenery decor. Countryside venue filled with rustic charm.
  • Vntage enchanted forest wedding.

    You can have a vintage enchanted forest wedding. This couple picked burgundy and copper hues gor their woodland wedding.
A look reminiscing of a medieval princess for this bride with her flower crown and a gorgeous dress.

A look reminiscing of a medieval princess for this bride with her flower crown and a milamira bridal dress.

Bring the furniture outdoor to create unique and original areas for your guests to enjoy the forest atmosphere. So cozy.

Bring the furniture outdoor to create unique and original areas for your guests to enjoy the forest atmosphere. So cozy.

Fairytale jewel-toned woodland wedding inspiration by Two Foxes Photography.

Fairytale jewel-toned woodland wedding inspiration by Two Foxes Photography.

Gorgeous garland as a table runner on the sweetheart table.

Gorgeous garland as a table runner on the sweetheart table.

Imagine yourself in this 2017 Carolina Herrera wedding dress amidst the enchanted woodland background.

Imagine yourself in this 2017 Carolina Herrera wedding dress amidst the enchanted woodland background.

Incredible woodland wedding theme inspiration from Stratton Court Barn.

Incredible woodland wedding theme inspiration from Stratton Court Barn.

Instead of leaving a trail of crumbs like Hansel and Gretel, how about a trail of white rose petals through the woods?

Instead of leaving a trail of crumbs like Hansel and Gretel, how about a trail of white rose petals through the woods?

Spectacular enchanted forest wedding idea with chandeliers hanging from the big old tree. Ryan Phillips Photography.

Spectacular enchanted forest wedding idea with chandeliers hanging from the big old tree. Ryan Phillips Photography.

There is no need to host an evening wedding when planning a forest wedding and there will be less bug spray to worry about! Photo by Daniel Milligan.

There is no need to host an evening wedding when planning a forest wedding and there will be less bug spray to worry about! Photo by Daniel Milligan.

Woodland themed three-tiered wedding cake with ranunculus, anemones, and succulents by The Butter End.

Woodland themed three-tiered wedding cake with ranunculus, anemones, and succulents by The Butter End.

Create magical memories with beautiful enchanted forest wedding ideas for your big day.

Create magical memories with beautiful enchanted forest wedding ideas for your big day.

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Nine Must-See Industrial Wedding Venues in New York

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast!

The glam of Galia Lahav intertwined with the charm of the city and nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York that you will want to check out asap! :)

The glam of Galia Lahav intertwined with the charm of the city and nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York that you will want to check out asap! 🙂

You have a tentative date and guest count and it’s time to look for the perfect space for your wedding. Break the mold from the traditional hotel wedding venue and choose a unique space with a story to tell and a cool and intimate vibe.

Most industrial wedding venues can be rented as raw spaces. This means, you can decorate it as little or as much as you wish – as long as you meet construction codes, of course. Quite the opposite of the traditional venue where you gotta, gotta take the chairs!! 😉

We’ve rounded up nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will make your guests’ jaws drop as they celebrate your happily ever after. From Brooklyn to Queens to Upstate New York, any of these spaces are sure to provide the flexibility of color, personality and decor any modern couple looks for on this day and age.

Industrial Wedding Venues in Brooklyn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Brooklyn happens to be “the” place in New York where you will find most of the industrial wedding venues. The number of refurbished spaces that started out as foundries, piers, steel factories and other manufacturers gave way through its gentrification to some of the most breathtakingly unique industrial wedding venues in New York.

The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

The Green Building was built in 1889 as a brass foundry. Today it serves as 6,000 square foot event venue with indoor and outdoor space. This building will compliment wedding décor with exposed brick walls, chandeliers, wood-beamed ceilings and a private courtyard.

Location: 452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Website: http://www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com/weddings/

Capacity: up to 250 guests for a cocktail party or 160 for a sit-down dinner with room for a dance floor

From: $16,000 (elopements can be more affordable, just ask!)

Industrial wedding venues in Brooklyn that will take your breath away The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY. Photos by Matt of Our Labor of Love.

Industrial wedding venues in Brooklyn that will take your breath away The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY. Photos by Matt of Our Labor of Love.

New York City wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn built in 1889 as a brass foundry.

New York City wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn built in 1889 as a brass foundry.

Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, NY

When in New York, there’s no need to head out all the way to Napa Valley! Host your guests in a romantic, vintage-inspired space at the Brooklyn Winery. Guests can enjoy drinking the wine made on site while celebrating the happy couple’s joyful event in an intimate, candlelit space. No matter how big your event, guests will be able to feel a personal connection to the space and the couple saying “I do.”

Location: 213 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Website: http://bkwinery.com

Capacity: depends on the season

From: $39,000

Modern winter wedding ceremony at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Ashley Caroline.

Modern winter wedding ceremony at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Ashley Caroline.

Beauty and old world charm at this industrial style Brooklyn Winery wedding.

Beauty and old world charm at this industrial style Brooklyn Winery wedding.

Love this table setting! Industrial wedding venues in New York. Photo of the Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, New York.

Love this table setting! Industrial wedding venues in New York. Photo of the Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, New York.

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

Give your wedding an early 1900s feel at the Wythe Hotel. If the exposed brick, steel window frames, and wood floors don’t make and impression, then the terraces overlooking Manhattan surely will. This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests.

Location: 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: http://wythehotel.com/

Capacity: 250

From: $37,000

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn: This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests. Photography: Belathée Photography.

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn: This venue is perfect for small weddings or those with up to 250 guests. Photography: Belathée Photography.

A garden-inspired industrial wedding in New York at The Wythe's patio, complete with exposed beams and strings of café lights.

A garden-inspired industrial wedding in New York at The Wythe’s patio, complete with exposed beams and strings of café lights.

Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY

Host your wedding with Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge and riverfront views at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. Ceremonies can be held indoor or outdoor. Sure, exposed brick is nice but your guests will be left with an unforgettable night as the dance floor is illuminated with light reflecting from the Hudson. This venue is better suited for larger events as they have a 175 guest minimum on Saturday nights.

Location: 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Website: http://www.thelibertywarehouse.com/

Capacity: 400 for a sit-down dinner and 1500 for a cocktail dinner

From: $47,000

A waterfront view to die for at The Liberty Warehouse. Nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will take your breath away. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography, NY wedding photographers.

A waterfront view to die for at The Liberty Warehouse. Nine industrial wedding venues in New York that will take your breath away. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography, NY wedding photographers.

The liberty warehouse is a unique industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY. Don't you agree? Photography: a guy + a girl photography – New York wedding photography – Los Angeles wedding photography.

The liberty warehouse is a unique industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY. Don’t you agree? Photography: a guy + a girl photography – New York wedding photography – Los Angeles wedding photography.




Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint Loft is a pre-war rope warehouse turned chic event space. Let history intertwine with your wedding day as you experience the building’s timelessly effervescent vibes. This space also has rooftop views of the Manhattan Skyline which are sure to leave your guests speechless.

Location: 67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Website: http://www.greenpointloft.com

Capacity: 185

From: $7,000

Greenpoint Loft industrial inspo tablesetting. Amber glass bud vase arrangements with pale peach and spray roses, ranunculus, echinacea and wildflower accents on a kraft paper runner, accented with mirror glass candles. Swoon!

Greenpoint Loft industrial inspo tablesetting. Swoon!

The Greenpoint Loft is one of the best industrial wedding venues in New York.

The Greenpoint Loft is one of the best industrial wedding venues in New York.

Stunning Industrial Wedding Venues in Queens, New York

According to USA Today, Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. This means, you will be able to find the most varied caterers for your special day within a few miles-range. Exposed brick, metal and geometric patterns are some of the characteristics of industrial wedding venues, Let’s explore a couple of venues in Queens, NY that definitely caught our eye!

Knockdown Center in Queens, New York

For a funky, artsy vibe look no further than the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Brooklyn is not the only place that can offer an unforgettable venue. The Knockdown Center is known for hosting music and art events but don’t write them off for weddings. Their century=old building used to host a glass factory and, years later, a door factory (hence its name) Book this venue for its 40-foot ceilings,  their built-in archway made of brick, wood and steel and its eclectic vibe.

Location: 52-19 Flushing Ave., at 54th St.; Maspeth, Queens

Website: http://knockdown.center

Capacity: 300

From: $12,000

Industrial wedding venues in New York: Knockdown Center. Photography: Carolina Sandretto and Denueva Photo.

Industrial wedding venues in New York: Knockdown Center. Photography: Carolina Sandretto and Denueva Photo.

Out of all of the fabulous industrial wedding venues in New York we fell in love with the Knockdown Center, an industrial glass factory.

Out of all of the fabulous industrial wedding venues in New York we fell in love with the Knockdown Center, an industrial glass factory.

The Foundry, Long Island City, New York

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens. Exposed brick, steel beams, and antique bulbs will add charm to your wedding day. Needless to say, the gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline will add to its charm and it will allow for some amazing photo-ops. The best part of the building might be the Greenhouse, where vines climb the brick and window panes fill the space with natural light. If you are looking for a smaller space to host an intimate wedding, ask for The Albra Room. You will fall in love with its arched walkways and clean lines. Check out the outdoor area. It’s truly magnificent!

Location: 42-38 Ninth Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Website: http://www.thefoundry.info

Capacity: 120 to 180

From: $16,000

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens.

The Foundry is the place to go if you want a Brooklyn-vibe in Queens.

The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Photography: Pink.

The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Photography: Pink.

Charming Industrial Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

If you prefer the calm of the countryside mixed in with Brooklyn’s multifaceted and diverse atmosphere, these industrial wedding venues in New York are a must-see. Add them to your list because you may not want to miss out on these spaces!

The Cracker Factory in Upstate NY

If you are heading upstate for your big day, consider The Cracker Factory. You will be awe-struck by the floor-to-ceiling windows. They will allow you to feel you are outdoors even if it’s a bit too cold for that kind of thing. To say this straight-razor factory turned wedding venue has charm is an understatement.

Location: 35 Lehigh St, Geneva, NY 14456

Website: thecrackerfactory.org

Capacity: 340

From: $2,250

Charming industrial wedding venues in Upstate New York. The Cracker Factory.

Charming industrial wedding venues in Upstate New York. The Cracker Factory.

Digging all these chic industrial vibes. Photo: Ebersole Photography.

Digging all these chic industrial vibes. Photo: Ebersole Photography.

Basilica Hudson in Upstate NY

Located in the history city of Hudson, Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed industrial space originally built in the 1880s. When renting the Basilica, you get access to the building and grounds for the entire weekend, from Noon Friday to Noon Sunday. The space draws on inspiration from its local surroundings with a mission to be a platform for unconventional art experiences. Especially for larger events, this space will leave a remarkable impression, one that your guests will not soon forget.

Location: 110 S. Front St Hudson, NY 12534

Website: basilicahudson.org

Capacity: 325 seated guests in the Main Hall

From: $3,500 (take note winter brides as this starting price is for off season!)

We promise to cover more about this magical venue on an upcoming article.

Basilica Hudson an idyllic industrial wedding venue in Upstate New York. Photography: James Autery, New York photographer.

Basilica Hudson an idyllic industrial wedding venue in Upstate New York. Photography: James Autery, New York photographer.

Basilica Hudson weddings in NY. The industrial feel of the building shows on its exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling.

The industrial feel of the building shows on its exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling.

Swoon-Worthy Industrial Wedding Venues in New York Photo Gallery

  • Modern industrial New York Wedding at Basilica Hudson.

    Romantic and modern industrial New York Wedding at Basilica Hudson a restored factory venue in Hudson, New York.
  • Simple and modern industrial wedding invitation.

    Simple and modern industrial wedding invitation for a fantastic shindig at the Brooklyn Winery. Photography: Bia Sampaio.
  • Raw space: Greenpoint Loft wedding in Brooklyn, NY

    Raw space: Greenpoint Loft wedding in Brooklyn, NY by lindseymevents and Therese Winberg Photography.
  • Industrial wedding venue in New York, the Greenpoint Loft.

    The perfect ambiance for an industrial wedding venue in New York at the Greenpoint Loft. Photo: Khaki Bedford Photography.
  • Candlelit wedding reception Liberty Warehouse.

    A chic candlelit wedding reception held within an industrial wedding venue in Brooklyn, NY at Liberty Warehouse. Photography: Levi Stolove Photography.
  • Classic urban New York wedding The Foundry

    Classic urban New York wedding from Firefly Events at The Foundry.
  • The Foundry wedding decor.

    Romantic table numbers and pink floral decor at The Foundry. Photography: Emily Delamater.

Are you still looking for the perfect space for your perfect day? Or did our nine must-see industrial wedding venues in New York fill up your list?

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast! The Foundry. Photography: Christina Szczupak.

Check out these nine swoon-worthy industrial wedding venues in New York and start booking yours! They go fast! The Foundry. Photography: Christina Szczupak.

Floral garland and candle lanterns down the stairs of a modern industrial fall wedding. Photo: Albert Bardina Photography.

Floral garland and candle lanterns down the stairs of a modern industrial fall wedding. Photo: Albert Bardina Photography.

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30+ Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables (Wow your Guests!)

Are you looking for wedding table ideas? Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

Simplicity at the bride and groom's table with chairs that complement the wedding table decor to perfection.

Simplicity at the bride and groom’s table with chairs that complement the wedding table decor to perfection.

If you’re the type that’s been dreaming of your wedding your whole life, you might know exactly what you want your wedding reception tables to look like. If you don’t, then you are in the right place. Use this checklist to choose what to put on wedding reception tables and get inspired by some stunning wedding table ideas that will sweep you off your feet!

How to Decorate Wedding Reception Tables

When styling a wedding reception table, there are a myriad of options to choose from to achieve your desired look. Here’s a short checklist to keep in mind when decorating your wedding tables.

1. The tables themselves: tables come in all shapes and sizes, but wedding tables are somewhat standardized. 😉 From round to square, your tables may be so stunningly beautiful that you may want to show them off. A good example would be rustic heavy wooden tables, too gorgeous to hide under a tablecloth.

Wedding table ideas in soft pink and blue by Celios Design.

Wedding table ideas in soft pink and blue by Celios Design.

Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

Don’t know what to put on wedding reception tables? Look no further! Today we cover all you need to know to host the wedding reception of your dreams!

2. Table linens: From simple white to luxurious heavy silk brocade or modern sequined tablecloths, table linens help set your table style. Spend some time considering the colors of your napkins, linens, skirting and table runners and their impact on your reception decor.

3. Place settings: This refers to setting the table with tableware which includes utensils, glasses, dishes, etc. Each individual set is called a place setting. You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner. Or no setting at all if you are going for a cocktail wedding reception! 😉

Tip: Remember to match your utensils to your wedding menu items or courses.

4. Centerpieces: Tall, hanging, short or even as table runners with wreaths of greenery, make sure the wedding centerpieces match your wedding theme and do not block your guests’ view of the rest of the people at the table. You can go with lanterns, bird cages, floating candles, votives, floral wedding centerpieces or a mix of these. There is so much variety to choose from! (Check out this affordable wedding centerpieces article for more inspiration and fabulous and simple DIYs!)

Adorable votives, shells and white flowers to decorate this beach wedding reception tables. Photography: kiwiphotostudio.

Adorable votives, shells and white flowers to decorate this beach wedding reception tables. Photography: kiwiphotostudio.

Soften the look of your long tables with round plates and round centerpieces.

Soften the look of your long tables with round plates and round centerpieces.

5. Place cards and table numbers: Your escort cards, place cards and/or table numbers can be subtle or used to make a statement besides helping you with your seating arrangements. You can do away with them if you choose to have your guests sit wherever they like. These adorable and creative pieces, really do come in handy at a sit-down dinner as it makes it easier for your waiters to deliver specially ordered menus – like those gluten-free, kosher or vegetarian options – to your guests when you know where they are sitting.

Read more: How to seat guests at your wedding for a lively celebration

6. Other additions to help you decorate wedding reception tables: Add a few surprises to your wedding table decor such as wedding favors and conversation ice-breakers. A few crayons or papers for them to add a well wish for the newlyweds can be a great conversation starter. You may also want to add wedding menus with a small lavender sprig or vine leaf on top of the plates.

Boho wedding. Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting.

Boho wedding. Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting.

Wedding table ideas and tips to learn how to decorate your reception tables.

Wedding table ideas and tips to learn how to decorate your reception tables.

7. Chairs: Usually a forgotten item even though they can really help spruce up the place. 😉 Look for comfort, style, and quality. The last thing you want at your wedding reception is a guest that gets hurt because the chair was too flimsy. Chair covers, original sashes, affordable baby’s breath and greenery decor can help you add that stunning personal touch to your wedding chairs. Feel free to browse some chair decor and other original wedding ideas on this article!

8. Table lighting: Nothing transforms your reception table ambiance more than the right lighting. Get inspired by twinkling lights, LEDs, chandeliers, candles and more to create an unforgettable dining space.

Candelabras with tall tapered candles and hanging chandeliers for an upscale outdoor wedding.

Candelabras with tall tapered candles and hanging chandeliers for an upscale outdoor wedding.




You can play with these elements when decorating wedding reception tables but always follow the golden rule: “Stay true to your own style.”

Wedding Table Ideas on a Budget

If you want to save money on your reception tables decor, there are plenty of affordable and amazing wedding table ideas to pick from. Here are a few of them.

  • Long live DIY! If you, or someone you know, is crafty, make the centerpieces and other wedding table decor yourself. Fill glasses or vases with strings of lights or votive candles, purchase your own fabric for your tablecloths or table runners or create your own flower arrangements.
  • If you are hosting a buffet-styled reception, use chic plastic plates and plastic “silverware” that look like the real thing instead of renting expensive china. This will help cut down on the cleaning costs as well. 😉
Make these gorgeous but simple DIY succulent centerpieces for your wedding reception tables. What you will need: Moss table-runner with loose succulents, mini terrariums and mica flakes.

Make these gorgeous but simple DIY succulent centerpieces for your wedding reception tables. What you will need: Moss table-runner with loose succulents, mini terrariums and mica flakes.

  • Glassware can also double as party favors. Use customized or personalized wine, pint or mason jar glasses for each place setting that your guests can take home at the end of the wedding reception. You can have them engraved with your names, initials and the wedding date or you can tie on a small tag with a note and a ribbon.
  • Grab old pieces of reclaimed wood, vintage jars and vases, or thrift store candles and trinkets to create unique and stunning wedding centerpieces. Tie the look together with inexpensive ribbons, or not. 😉
Wedding table ideas on a budget. Achieve the classic-clam look with a golden frame some votives and a delicate flower arrangement in white and green like at this stunning West Hollywood wedding. Photography: Jose Villa Photography.

Wedding table ideas on a budget. Achieve the classic-clam look with a golden frame some votives and a delicate flower arrangement in white and green like at this stunning West Hollywood wedding. Photography: Jose Villa Photography.

  • This is one of our favorite wedding table ideas: Secure your napkins with bracelets or jewelry from the dollar store! Tres chic!
  • Winter wedding? Sprinkle pinecones with glitter. For a beach wedding, mix and match some seashells with lace and create some unique wedding table decor and favors.
Glam up your look with rhinestones, lace and ribbons - one of the many wedding tables ideas you will find on this article.

Glam up your look with rhinestones, lace and ribbons.

Tips for Decorating Wedding Tables

Decorating wedding tables should be a fun task. Follow these tips and never forget to be true to your style.

  • Choose your wedding color scheme and/or your wedding theme before buying or renting the wedding reception table decor
  • Don’t be scared to go for an eclectic look, especially when on a budget. Unique and creative wedding table ideas and decorations add to the fun
  • Not every table has to have a uniform look and feel. Feel free to experiment with color, shapes and unique pieces that distinguish a table from the next. They will certainly help your guests break the ice!
  • Consider round or oval-shaped dishes for long or square tables to soften the look
  • Table numbers or folded napkins that are triangular or diamond-shaped add more visually appeal to a round table
  • Formal place settings take up more table space than informal ones
  • Add an original wedding sign to the bride and groom’s chairs
Original elegant and modern wedding centerpiece.

Original elegant and modern wedding centerpiece.

Sophisticated and magical wedding table ideas for a candlelight reception dinner.

Sophisticated and magical wedding table ideas for a candlelight reception dinner.

These are some of the many beautiful and fun wedding table ideas to help you decide what to put on wedding reception tables. Now, don’t be shy and follow us on Pinterest to discover thousands of other ideas to make your wedding as exceptional as these!

Incredible and Original Wedding Table Ideas Photo Gallery

  • Nice and simple green fresh garland.

    Nice and simple green fresh garland.
  • Purple passion wedding inspiration

    Purple passion wedding inspiration. Photography Damion Hamilton.
  • Mint and gold wedding with succulents and sequins

    The Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta is an inspirational site in and of itself. Mint and gold wedding with succulents and sequins. Photography: Melissa Prosser Photography.
  • Tall and modern greenery centerpieces with an edge.

    Wedding table ideas you’ll love. Tall and modern greenery centerpieces with an edge.
You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner.

You may choose to go with a formal or an informal setting for your sit-down dinner.

Show your guests their assigned table with these impressive seating card scrolls! Damask pattern double-sided champagne flute seating card scroll in plum, sage, and nude.

Show your guests their assigned table with these impressive seating card scrolls! Damask pattern double-sided champagne flute seating card scroll in plum, sage, and nude by PennyAnnDesigns.

Wedding reception tablescapes for organic theme wedding.

Wedding reception tablescapes for organic theme wedding.

Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables.

Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables.

Modern elegance in this Dallas wedding.

Modern elegance in this Dallas wedding.

Love this wedding table idea! Match your wedding color-scheme with a paper and wrap your utensils with it and a doily for a vintage rustic look.

Love this wedding table idea! Match your wedding color-scheme with a paper and wrap your utensils with it and a doily for a vintage rustic look.

Spanish-themed wedding table decor. Mission inn wedding Photo credit: Amalie Orrange photography.

Spanish-themed wedding table decor. Mission inn wedding Photo credit: Amalie Orrange photography.

Beautiful and affordable wedding table decor ideas.

Beautiful and affordable wedding table decor ideas.

Incorporate colorful flowers and lighting to your rustic chic wedding dessert table. Photography: Angela Gagnon.

Incorporate colorful flowers and lighting to your rustic chic wedding dessert table. Photography: Angela Gagnon.

Peach tulips for a peach, white and green elegant and simple centerpiece at this Chicago wedding. Photography: Gerber +Scarpelli Photography. Vale of Enna flowers.

Peach tulips for a peach, white and green elegant and simple centerpiece at this Chicago wedding. Photography: Gerber +Scarpelli Photography. Vale of Enna flowers.

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