Elegant Wedding Place Settings And Napkin Dressing Inspiration

When it comes to your reception tables, never underestimate the impact your wedding place settings and napkin dressing can have! How you style your wedding place settings and napkins will instantly set the scene for your guest tables, and it'll help pull your theme together. Stuck for ideas? Don't fret, we've done all of the hard work for you! Today we're sharing with you inspiration for elegant wedding place settings and napkin dressing.

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Elegant Wedding Place Settings And Napkin Dressing Inspiration

Sometimes a single flower is all you need to add elegance to your wedding place settings. A rose works perfectly for a country garden or vintage wedding theme. If you're planning a colourful Summer wedding, you could use a cut lisianthus or rose head. Tuck it in the napkin or place in a small bud vase to avoid it wilting. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Green wreaths are being used throughout wedding venues as backdrops or hanging installations. However, we are swooning over the thought of using a small floral wreath to add some prettiness to your place settings. You could create the same style throughout your tables, or create a different design for each guests. These are so gorgeous that they could easily double up as your wedding favours too. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer A simple ribbon can have huge impact on your wedding place settings and napkin dressing. A sprig of lavender or greenery will look lovely tied to your napkin with a luxurious velvet ribbon. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Alternatively, why not tie your cutlery together with a silk ribbon? You can then place them in the middle of the plates and your wedding place settings will look stunning. Using ribbon is also a purse-friendly idea that looks beautiful, without breaking the bank! Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer For truly elegant wedding place settings, consider using vintage china or plates adorned with pretty patterns. A nod towards an Alice in Wonderland or English garden wedding theme, these statement plates will look divine. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Blush pink napkins are a super sweet alternative to simple white napkins, and they'll instantly add elegance to your place settings. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Who says you have to stick to white plates? Add a touch of glitz and glamour to your place settings by opting for gold charger plates, or plates with metallic edging. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Our gold antique trays look stunning as part of your place settings, and your guests will feel luxurious dining at your reception. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Whether it's your wedding jewellery, decor or cake – metallics are big news for weddings this year. It doesn't stop at your wedding place settings either! Gilded cutlery is the epitome of luxury and style, and they're a must-have addition to your wedding tables. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer An all-white wedding theme is guaranteed to exude elegance, and your wedding place settings are certainly no exception. From crisp white napkins to white plates adorned with ivory blooms, this is the perfect style if you're day-dreaming about simple and stylish place settings. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer For a sprinkling of romance, we suggest adding an antique metal key to your wedding place settings. Tie to your napkin with a delicate ribbon and offer them to your guests as a wedding favour. Keys can represent a number of things at a wedding. 'You're the key to my heart' or 'Unlocking our future' our both lovely quotes to use. You could handwrite them on a little luggage tag and attach them to the key. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Why not go all out and combine all of these ideas to create seriously elegant wedding place settings. From gilded cutlery to golden trays adorned with blooms, this style of place setting will look show-stopping. Elegant wedding place settings by @theweddingomd Image Source - Photographer Leave your guests swooning with our ideas for elegant wedding place settings and napkin dressing… shop-now    

How To Create A Totally Tropical Wedding Theme

I must admit, a tropical wedding is probably one of my favourite themes out there. I love the bright, colourful shades and the sense of fun it brings. It’s perfect for a destination wedding, but is also a fab alternative if you want to bring the sunshine to your wedding day. Sit back, relax and read on to find out how to create this vibrant wedding theme. tropical wedding theme greenweddingshoes.com - laurenfairphotography.com Image Source - Photographer

Tropical Wedding Stationery

Let’s start things off with your wedding stationery. Colourful designs of hot pink and leafy green will set the scene. Think big, bold and beautiful – when it comes to this theme nothing is ever too elaborate, so you really can go all out with your theme. Why not include pink flamingo or pineapple motifs? They’ll look especially fab if you decide to use flamingo and pineapple details throughout your day. tropical wedding theme stylemepretty.com - paulaplayer.com Image Source - Photographer

Bride and Bridesmaids

You have a huge range of choice when it comes to picking bridesmaid dresses, and it’s best to pick out one colour to focus on. Either have all of your maids wearing bright shades, or all pastel. For your bridal outfit, consider wearing shoes that add a pop of colour to your look. Why not wear a tropical flower crown? Perfect for that bohemian beach feel. tropical wedding theme Ruffled - photo by Jessica Bordner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/florida-keys-destination-wedding Image Source - Photographer

Exotic Blooms

Your bouquet needs to bright and full of colour. Mix hot pink flowers and eye-catching blooms with palm leaves. Opt for tropical flowers to really fit in with your theme – your florist will be able to recommend some gorgeous flowers that are in season. I particularly love pink Orchids, Hibiscus or King Protea. tropical wedding theme Ruffled - photo by Angelica Chang Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hawaiian-garden-wedding-inspiration Image Source - Photographer While we’re on the subject of flowers, I adore the thought of creating a tropical archway for your ceremony. Imagine saying ‘I Do’ underneath a beautiful mixture of palm trees and exotic blooms! Not only is this completely romantic, it’ll be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. tropical wedding theme weddingchicks.com - natalieschutt.com Image Source - Photographer

Delicious Cocktails

You can really have some fun with your wedding food and drinks. Opt for Pina Colada and Mojito cocktails with flamingo straws, with watermelon and pineapple fruit as mini canapés. Let’s not forget your wedding cake either. We’re talking something tall, elaborate and totally fabulous! A white cake adorned with tropical sugar flowers will look sensational, but so will a cake with hot pink ombré icing. A fun pineapple or flamingo cake topper is the perfect finishing touch. tropical wedding theme 100layercake.com - ashleykelemen.com Image Source - Photographer tropical wedding theme modwedding.com - studiocake.com.au Image Source - Photographer

Tropical Table Decor

Make sure your tables look as bright and as colourful as possible. Pineapple-themed props on each table will look fab, especially with pink or aqua table runners. Extravagant and exotic flowers will make fab table centrepieces, and they’ll add a splash of colour. There are so many tropical-themed accessories and decorations around at the moment so you’ll be spoilt for choice. tropical wedding theme stylemepretty.com - josevilla.com Image Source - Photographer A tropical wedding theme is guaranteed to transport both you and your wedding guests to an exotic paradise: whether you’ve jetted off to the Caribbean to tie the knot, or if you’re in rainy England! This is a seriously fun theme where you can get completely creative.

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. cosy blankets at summer weddings bridalmusings.com - sarahkathleen.com Image Source - Photographer

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. open fire pit at summer weddings stylemepretty.com - tecpetajaphoto.com Image Source - Photographer 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. open fire pit at summer weddings itakeyou.co.uk - emilysteffen.com Image Source - Photographer

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. toasting marshmallows summer weddings brit.co - bysarahjayne.com Image Source - Photographer 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. toasting marshmallows at summer weddings whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com - andrewkeher.co.uk Image Source - Photographer

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. cosy blankets at summer weddings stylemepretty.com - gregfinck.com Image Source - Photographer

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. keep warm at summer weddings lovemydress.net - naomijanephotography.com Image Source - Photographer

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. keep warm at summer weddings rockmywedding.co.uk - michellelindsell.com - 1 Image Source - Photographer

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. keep warm at summer weddings stylemepretty.com - mariannewilsonphotography.com Image Source - Photographer 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. keep warm at summer weddings whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com - emmaboileau.co.uk Image Source - Photographer English Summer weddings are beautiful. We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our quick and simple ideas for keeping warm.

9 Stylish Summer Table Plan Ideas For Your Big Day

Hands up if you’re juggling the mammoth task of seating your wedding guests! It’s one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning so don’t fear if you’re getting stressed putting together the seating plan. To help take your mind off seating politics, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite Summer table plan ideas…

9 Stylish Summer Table Plan Ideas

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Map Table Plan

Did you and your partner meet travelling the world? Or maybe you’re spending your honeymoon exploring different countries? If you answered yes, then you’ll love our World Map seating plan as a base a unique seating plan. Add luggage tags to different countries on the map to direct your guests to the correct table. Add a wooden frame to complete the look. world map summer wedding table plan available from @theweddingomd Image Source

Wonderful Wooden Crate Table Plan

If you’re planning a rustic affair, then wooden crates are the perfect addition for your seating plan. Filling crates with your favourite plants (even better if the blooms match your bouquet) will create a country garden theme. Adding the seating arrangements to the plants is a pretty way to direct your guests to their seats. Your florist should be able to help you out with regards to choosing your flowers. If you wanted to achieve a simple seating plan, why not simply use thin rope, wooden pegs and printed cards. Personalise each crate with ‘Mr and Mrs’ and your last name for a personal touch. wooden crate summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Antique Mirrors or Window-Pane Table Plan

Using a mirror or an old window is a seriously unique table plan and is guaranteed to get your guests talking. We love the idea of writing directly onto the mirror or window itself using a permanent pen. For a beautifully feminine style, adorn with posies and foliage. window summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Vintage Frame Table Plan

Collecting small old-fashioned frames is not only cost-effective, it’s a super cute way of displaying your seating arrangements. You can easily buy frames from charity shops or antique fairs, and will look fabulous if you’re planning a vintage do. Print out your own table plans on card (or use our free escort card template) and voila! Your seating plan is looking fabulous. vintage summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Seaside Seating Table Plan

If you’ve got a seaside or destination wedding, consider using beach-inspired elements for your table plan. A surfboard is a fun and informal way of letting your guests know where they’re seated. If you’ve not got a surfboard to hand, decorate a simple board with seashells and other seaside features. This is particularly perfect if you’re tying the knot in Summer! seaside summer wedding table plan Image Source

Simple Sign Table Plan

Sometimes all you need for maximum impact is a blackboard with white writing or white board with stylish calligraphy. Add a little green foliage for something a little extra. This minimalistic style is often one of the most popular and is a great way to grab the attention of your guests. simple summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Lovely Ladder Table Plan

Newlyweds are adoring the ladder table plan and we can certainly see why. This style is particularly apt if you’ve got an outdoor wedding, and will look wonderful stood outside a marquee. How you decorate your ladder is up to you! Plant pots containing a table each perched on different levels will look fab, and you could even decorate with small photo frames or other little personal touches. ladder summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Shabby Chic Bunting Table Plan

If you’ve opted for bunting as a venue decoration, use this for your table plan too! Mini floral bunting will look super pretty and will fit in with your theme perfectly. Drape across the the top of a wooden frame and add tiny bunting for each table card. bunting summer wedding table plan Image Source - Photographer

Rustic Flower Pot Table Plan

For an English country garden take on a seating plan take a look at our Rustic Wedding table plan. Use wooden washboards and silver flower buckets or pots. Personalise with cute wooden or brown card signs indicating seating arrangements. rustic summer wedding table plan available from @theweddingomd Image Source Having a stylish seating plan is vital for any wedding and is guaranteed to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You can have a ton of fun creating your table plan and it’s one area of the wedding planning process where you can get really creative! shop-now    

Paper Lanterns For Weddings – Inspiration Board

For summer weddings we love the look of paper lanterns hanging over head. Hang paper lanterns from the ceiling of your marquee or venue to create a wow factor canopy or hang outdoors at your venue. Mix paper lanterns in different sizes, we like the look of all white to keep it classic. Add strings of bulb lights or fairy lights to add some sparkle too. If you like the idea of this check out our paper lanterns for sale and strings of festival lights.

Paper Lanterns For Weddings - Inspiration Board

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