How To Style A Wedding Table – Checklist

How to style a wedding table 2 Have you been tearing out pages of magazines and pinning pretty wedding tablescapes to your wedding pinterest boards hoping to achieve something like them for your own wedding? Lots of inspiration is good at the beginning of the wedding planning process and after a while you will start to see a trend of looks, colours and styles you are drawn to. This is a great help in discovering your own wedding style.

Once you have discovered the style of wedding you are going to create get rid of all the inspirational images that don’t fit with this look. If you try to add in everything you have seen on pinterest, regardless of its style, there will be no way to co-ordinate it all. If all the images and ideas you have collected still feel overwhelming we suggest breaking down your wedding table in to the 6 key areas.

  1. place settings
  2. place cards
  3. centrepieces
  4. favours
  5. table linen
  6. chairs

Think about each of these areas of your table and decide how you want them to look, making sure you stay true to your own style. If you do this you will create a beautifully styled table that will wow your guests as they enter the room.

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What Should I Put On My Guest Book Table?

If you are having a traditional guest book for your guests to sign you might be wondering where you should put it at your venue to ensure everyone signs it and what else you should put on the table with the book.

Here are a few suggestion to help you out.

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Where Should I Put My Guest Book

If you’ve chosen a lovely guest book you will want as many of your wedding guests to sign it as possible. To ensure this happens it might sound obvious but make sure guests can easily find it. Have the guest book around throughout the wedding day. The drinks reception after the ceremony is a great time for guests to sign your book so make sure it is on display and again after the wedding breakfast. Use a table from your venue or get creative and place your book on a piece of furniture such as a chest or dresser that can be moved to a key position at your venue.

What Should I Put On My Guest Book Table?

Of course your guest book will go on your guest book table but what else?

  • Some pens and a pen pot (this could be a tea light holder or small posy vase for your pens to sit in)
  • A sign saying ‘please sign our guest book’ or similar
  • A table runner or table cloth if you desire
  • A posy vase of flowers o larger vase depending on the space available on the table
  • If you want guests to take a photo of themselves and stick it in the book next to their comments a polaroid camera and sticky tape will also be needed

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When To Buy Natural Wedding Confetti Petals?

Are you using our natural biodegradable confetti petals for your wedding confetti? You’ve made a great choice if you are. Our confetti petals come in 5 different colour ways to suit any style of wedding, ivory, blush pink, deep purple, blue and summer mix (our favourite!).

When To Buy Natural Wedding Confetti Petals? And many more questions answered…

Read on to find out some of our frequently asked questions about buying real confetti petals for your wedding.

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Here we have answered some of your most common confetti petal questions.

Are your petals biodegradable?

Yes! Our petals are 100% natural and biodegradable. Our petals all come from delphiniums which have been grown with love and care on a family farm. The petals are hand picked and packed with no artificial colourings added.

My venue only allows natural petals. Are yours OK?

Most venues and churches are perfectly happy with biodegradable petals. Our petals will biodegrade in a couple of days so the venue will not have to sweep them up. If petals are left scattered around your venue they act exactly the same as blossom falling from trees or petals falling from flowers and will biodegrade very quickly.

When Should I Buy My Confetti?

Our petals last for up to 1 year. We suggest ordering 2 – 3 months before your wedding as they will keep so well, but don’t worry if you leave it until the last minute as we have a next day delivery option you can choose. Once you receive the petals we suggest storing them in a cool dry place.

How much should I buy?

We sell our petals by the handful to make it easy for you to calculate this. One handful will also fill one cone.

Do I need to buy enough petals for everyone attending my wedding?

This is completely up to you! You can buy enough for everyone if you wish, or just for half the number of guests as you may find couples only take one handful between them. Some guests may also bring their own confetti.

I’m sprinkling the petals over a table, how much should I buy?

Our petals make a lovely table decoration, sprinkle one handful over each round table or trestle table. Use blush pink natural confetti petals to cover tables - available from The Wedding of my Dreams @theweddingomd

What do you suggest I present the petals in?

You can keep it simple and pour your petals into a basket or trug that is left at the back of the church for guests to help themselves.


Display your confetti petals in paper cones for guests to have a cone each or cone between their family.


Alternatively display your confetti petals in glass jars, you could have a mix of different colours and guests could help themselves as to which colour they fancy.


Our cotton confetti bags are also a popular choice, we have bags that read ‘sprinkle me‘ and ‘throw me‘ which is a lovely touch. Or how about pouring your petals into cones.

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20 Tips For Planning a Winter Wedding

Winter really is a wonderful time of year to tie the knot, but it does come with some challenges. From travel disruption to cold weather, it can be hard to ignore the problems! However, follow our top tips and you can easily avoid any difficulties! You’ll be on the way to the Winter wedding of your dreams…

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20 Tips For Planning a Winter Wedding

1 Winter is a popular time for both weddings and parties. Make sure you book your ideal wedding venue well in advance to avoid any disappointment. You’ll be surprised about how many venues get booked up for Christmas functions.

2 The same applies for your wedding guests! Let your friends and family know about your wedding date in advance so that they can plan their Christmas break. Lots of people will be going away on holiday or visiting family, and you don’t want to receive a ton of declining RSVPs!

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3 We all know that the British weather can be testing at the best of times – especially in Winter! Ask your guests to arrive at your venue earlier than you would usually to allow for any travel disruptions. This also applies to the bride – you don’t want to be late to your own wedding!

4 When it comes to a Winter wedding, it’s best to hold your ceremony and reception in the same place. This is generally easier for wedding guests anyway, but particularly in the Winter. Opt for a wedding venue with accommodation too, this way your guests won’t have to travel home in the middle of the night.

5 Hang lots of lanterns around your wedding venue entrance for a wonderful, warm welcome. Lanterns lined along the ceremony aisle will look gorgeous too. We’re also huge fans of using lanterns as reception table centrepieces.

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6 Warm and cosy wedding venues with lots of fireplaces are ideal for a Winter wedding. Your guests can gather around the fireplace with a warming drink or cocktail – perfection!

7 Candles are a must-have at any Winter wedding! Use lots of tea-lights on your reception tables and even your gift table.

8 Make sure you and your bridesmaids stay warm during your wedding day! Chic sequin jackets or soft faux fur boleros will look stylish while making sure you stay toasty. You’ll thank us during the outdoor photographs!

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Opt for Christmas-themed or festive wedding favours. Have you seen our 15 fab wedding favours for Winter weddings?

10 Don’t forget about beauty prep! Winter can cause chaos when it comes to skincare and you don’t want to wake up to a beauty disaster on your big day. Prepare well in advance by investing in a decent moisturiser and lip-balm.

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11 If you are planning on having wedding photographs outdoors, it may be worth wearing wedding wellies! This way you and your ladies won’t ruin your shoes. Plus, they will look fab in your photographs!

12 Be sure to discuss your wedding day timeline with your photographer. It may sound obvious, but a lot of couples forget that it’ll get darker much earlier. You don’t want to miss any key photograph opportunities, so get that ‘first look’ photo early on in the day.

13 Provide your wedding guests with a basket full of cute white umbrellas. Chances are your guests won’t have brought an umbrella, but they’re a necessity in case it rains!

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14 Keep your wedding guests cosy with hand-warmers or gloves! They’re a great choice for your Winter wedding favours.

15 Offer your guests a pre-ceremony cocktail or hot drink! Baileys, mulled wine or even just a cup of tea will help to make sure everyone has warmed up before the party starts.

16 Hot cocoa wedding favours and drink stations are a huge trend for this season. Create a DIY or self-serve hot chocolate station where your guests can make their own hot chocolate drinks with cream and marshmallows.

17 Be sure to speak to your wedding florist about which flowers are in season. If you want blooms that aren’t in season, it’ll be either impossible or very expensive to source them!

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18 Have you considered holding your ceremony at a slightly earlier time? This will ensure that you make the most of the natural light for your wedding photographs.

19 Serve delicious hot food throughout the whole wedding day. Lots of warm, delicious canapés and toasty drinks!

20 Lastly, enjoy the wedding planning experience. No matter what sort of challenges you may face, you are still going to marry the man of your dreams!

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Keep Warm At English Summer Weddings

Summer weddings are the most popular time of year to tie the knot. But it doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed glorious sunshine. English weather is always unpredictable so it’s important you prepare! Take a look at our top ways to keep warm at English Summer weddings so you and your guests can relax and enjoy your special day.

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Open Fire Pit

Everybody loves a good bonfire, so what better way to keep your guests warm than a romantic open fireplace. You may be really lucky if your wedding venue already has one, so be sure to ask if you can use it during the evening celebrations. If your wedding venue doesn’t (which will most likely be the case), ask if you could bring your own fire pit to make the cooler evenings more bearable.

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You could hire some sofas or armchairs and create a cosy lounge area – which is especially perfect for the elder members of the family to relax away from the party. If you’re planning a country barn wedding, hay bays are the perfect choice for your chill-out area.

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Toasting Marshmallows

If you do choose to have an open fire pit during your evening reception, marshmallows are a must-have! Treat your guests to marshmallows as wedding favours – it’ll give them a subtle clue about the evening reception. Alternatively, you could have a marshmallow bar area, where guests can create their own marshmallow masterpiece! Buy an assortment of different marshmallow colours and shapes for a fun touch.

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I also love the idea of warming hot chocolates and mini marshmallows in the evening. Keep it modern by serving in copper or silver mugs. Add a few flavoured syrups to the table and you’ve got your very own mini hot chocolate bar! A piping hot drink in the chilly evenings is always appreciated, and your guests will love the idea of it.

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Cosy Blankets

Provide your guests with some cosy shawls and blankets. Dot around your wedding venue in baskets with some cute signage to match, so your guests know they can help themselves. Your guests will really appreciate the gesture, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding reception. If your budget allows it, they could double up as luxury wedding favours.

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Warming Food

Hiring a food van that serves delicious warm food! A wood-fired pizza van or rustic burger van is a great way of keeping your guests both warm and fed late in the evening.

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Rainy Summer Weddings

Even if you’re having a wedding in the middle of Summer, there is always a slight chance of rain! Wedding wellies and umbrellas are becoming increasingly popular at festival-inspired, country and outdoor wedding celebrations. Not only do they keep you dry, they create some wonderful wedding photograph opportunities. Choose wellies that match your colour scheme for the bridal party and avoid a wedding washout.

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Prepare Your Guests

The weather at Summer weddings can be unpredictable, so keep an eye on the forecast in the lead up to your big day. If it’s going to be chilly or raining prepare your guests in advance and suggest that they bring coats, jackets or umbrellas. If you’ve got a wedding website, be sure to update it with the weather forecast.

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Aisle Style

Accessories your bridal outfit so you stay warm as the evening draws in. A fab sequin jacket will look super glam while keeping you cosy, meaning you can dance the night away without worrying about being cold.

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A tweed suit will keep your groom looking stylish and feeling warm. Keep cool during the day with a crisp shirt and then add layers such as a waistcoat and jacket for the evening.

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English Summer weddings are beautiful. We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our quick and simple ideas for keeping warm.