It’s a wonderful feeling to fall in love. Everything appears to seem even more beautiful, and for quite a few people, life actually becomes enriched. For some, love is about finding a deep-seated connection that just activates. Love at first right. For others, love is like a perfectly brewed tea. It starts slow, requires certain conditions which are met quite unexpectedly and seamlessly, and the result is the warmth of being with someone who is able to find a whole universe in you. Of course, it’s a two-way street, and their universe becomes yours too. We fall in love with them every day when we wake up. It might not be the cliché depiction that is often portrayed in movies or TV. We find a glimpse of it in the little moments as we spend time with our loved ones. In moments such as cooking food with them and they hand you the exact thing, you were looking for without telling them so. In moments such as cozying up with each other while haggling over which movie to watch. We also find it in moments of stress and fights, and the amends that we make with them, or they make with us. We find their love and our love for them in our everyday life. It’s as simple as that. Love starts as a noun, but transitions into a verb as the relationship progresses. With all the ups and downs, just like the boiling tea that’s being brewed into something perfect, love transcends the labels. Love becomes something else entirely for those two people in that relationship. Perhaps, that’s why everyone has a different definition of love. It’s subjective. And when it’s time, we begin to think of finally solidifying the relationship even further. For most people, that way is marriage.
A marriage is more like a social contract that is recognized by the government. Thus, marriage and wedding are not really synonymous. A wedding is a celebratory event that is so special that people spend months and even years preparing for it. It’s a big decision to get married and have a big wedding to celebrate it. In a sense, a wedding symbolizes the union of two people who have fallen deeply into love. The involvement of friends and family only increases the joy and makes the event beautiful. Although, how one decides to have their wedding is up to them. After all, a wedding is a celebration, and how one celebrates is quite subjective. For instance, some people get married and celebrate secretly without throwing a big bash. However, a majority of people in most cultures love to throw a big wedding and invite everyone who is close to them. That way, they end up making memories that last long.
Apart from the wedding in itself, the exciting and, oftentimes, an intimidating journey of wedding planning and preparation ends up deepening the love that the couple has for each other. Getting all the details right along with keeping within a pre-decided budget helps the couple become more compatible. In other words, as the couple plans together for one of the biggest shared experiences that they will ever have in their lives, their compatibility with each other as well as their understanding of each other increases. Moreover, the importance of an amazing wedding cannot be understated as we’ve all once dreamt of our perfect wedding at least once in our lifetime. Thus, when the time comes, we try to make everything perfect about it. And a great wedding is composed of the little things such as the band that you hire or the tables and décor. Without these little things, a wedding will not feel like a celebration. If you want your guests to have a good time and get good pictures clicked, you will definitely have to focus on these very little things. If possible, take the help of a close friend or an event planner to take care of them.
These details or aspects have to be thought about individually. And if you’re thinking about the kind of tables or round table setting that you want to have at your own wedding, you’ve come to the perfect place.
Types of Wedding Tables
When it comes to wedding tables, it may seem that your options are quite limited. However, that is not true. With the right creative approach and implementation, you can bring your aesthetic visualization to the material. Of course, the shapes of wedding tables are quite limited, yet there are still many options in the market that you can consider. For instance, you can go with little square-shaped wedding tables with quirky tablecloths. Apart from that, you can also opt for a mix and match style with big rectangular tables and small squared-ones. That way, your guests can have the option to choose the table size in order to sit with their preferred people. For instance, you might have a group of college friends who might want to sit together. For them, you will be needing a big table. On the other hand, you might know a couple from work who would want a small roundtable with only two chairs. Whatever be your choice, however, it is important that your arrangement aesthetics and décor are on point. In the next section, the décor ideas for roundtables will be discussed that will give you a good idea of how to get the perfect aesthetics for your wedding. Apart from that, make sure that you don’t base your table ideas solely on the article. Take into consideration your budget as well as the theme and the size of your wedding. This will help you narrow down your choice. Moreover, make sure that you add your own personal touch and get your own preferred décor into the table arrangement. After all, it’s your wedding, and weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event, in most cases.
The importance of wedding tables is quite significant as they occupy a lot of space in a wedding. Thus, they will be very much noticeable at the venue. Moreover, wedding tables are not only about décor. For your guests, they will be a utility; an aesthetic utility to be precise. When they eat there, they should feel as comfortable as possible. Yet, your aesthetics should also be incorporated into the whole arrangement. It’s all about balance.
Round Table Setting and Décor Ideas
There are lots of round table settings and décor ideas out there. You only have to get creative. Here are some ideas that you can use or may inspire you to find your own
Textured Linen Tablecloths
As mentioned before, round tables are the optimal choice for any big celebratory event, and most people do opt for roundtables. Textured linen tablecloths are the best option to pair with fancy roundtables. It will provide your wedding with an entirely different aura. You should also think about the color of the cutlery as well as the napkins before choosing the color of the textured tablecloths. Moreover, keep in mind the theme of the wedding before you choose the textured linen tablecloth. It should be subtle yet make itself noticeable; something sober that is in line with the aesthetics of the overall décor of the wedding.
If you really want to go out of the box, then you should perhaps think about retro round tables. The chairs, as well as the table, should be wooden, and you should go with the iconic white tablecloth and white napkins. You can choose the cutlery accordingly as well. Apart from that, remember that going too vintage might not sit well with the theme of your wedding unless the whole wedding’s theme is vintage.
If you’re planning to have an outdoor wedding, make sure that your roundtables are properly distanced from each other. After all, letting the guests have some more room and fresh air is the point of having an outdoor wedding. On top of that, choose muted colors and shades that will sit well with the greenery around. You can go for muted whites or blues for tablecloths. Light grey is another shade that you might consider, but it isn’t as popular as white and blue. However, the shade that you choose is up to your own preferences. You just have to make sure that the color of the tablecloth, as well as the roundtables and chairs, do not clash with the background scenery.
If you’ve already decided on the kind of roundtables, chairs, tablecloths, and napkins, you can always add some extra decorations. For instance, you might want to add flower vases to those tables. You should preferably choose small vases that will not become a hindrance to the guests when they converse with each other at the table. Alternatively, if you want to go for something that’s a bit more noticeable, you should look up tall centerpieces. These centerpieces come in various styles, but they all have one thing in common. There will be a bunch of flowers on the top that will provide shade to your guests on the table. Think of them as a small tree on your roundtable that is made completely out of flowers.
Create A Vibrant Contrast
Often, the aesthetics of roundtable arrangements as well as colors can get a bit monotonous. If you’re not that big of a fan of those same-old white roundtables and light-colored wooden chair aesthetic, you can go for something entirely different. For instance, you can go for a completely vibrant contrast such as textured blue tablecloths on wooden roundtables coupled with black metal chairs. The possibilities of color combinations and variations to aesthetics that will definitely catch the guests’ eyes are many. You only have to bring out your inner artist and visualize the perfect roundtable aesthetics that will make people go “Wow”.
Time to get even more creative with post-modernist Roundtable aesthetics. If you’re comfortable with more experimentation and are open to unorthodox ideas, then you can also go the postmodernist way. To explain the postmodernist style defeats the whole purpose of that very style. However, let’s still explore a couple of options that can be considered postmodernist when it comes to roundtable décor. One option would be to spread the roundtables in an asymmetrical way with every chair, roundtable, and other add-ons in different colors. If you want to go beyond that, you can have roundtables as well as squared tables arranged in an incoherent manner. Apart from that, you don’t even have to go in regular wooden chairs. Bring in comfortable office chairs with back cushioned back support! However, ensure that sitting in those chairs and accessing the table should be comfortable for the guests. For instance, the height of the roundtables and the chairs should be in an appropriate ratio, so that the guests don’t have any trouble eating their food.
Any celebration is incomplete without balloons. On the surface, it might seem like an overused or a childish idea, but decorating your roundtable arrangement with balloons of different colors can look fascinating. This is especially true if the balloons are arranged by a professional wedding décor artist or an experienced event planner.
A Royal Wedding Needs a Royal Décor
If you’re thinking grandiose then what about royal decorations? Think of bronze utensils and golden tablecloths for your roundtables. Couple that with some handicraft wooden chairs with gold-plated metal back support. Of course, that might exceed your budget a little bit, but it doesn’t really matter if you’re going to have a small gathering and won’t be requiring too many roundtables and chairs.
Get a Professional to Help You Visualize the Aesthetics
If you’re still unsure about the kind of décor and roundtables that you want for your wedding, you can always go for an experienced professional. You can consult with your wedding planner. If you don’t have one, you can hire an individual who specializes in wedding décor. A professional’s touch always stands out. Moreover, the professional can also prevent logistical and silly errors from happening. And it will also take a load off of your mind as you’ll be delegating one responsibility to someone else. Planning a wedding is a big task, and it’s good to rely on professionals. However, you have to be in the loop as the vision of a professional and your own might not be in line every time. Thus, it’s important that you’re in constant communication with the professional, and they help you bring your vision to reality. Alternatively, they should provide you with options and you should make the final decision as it is your wedding, and it will be your memories that will be captured at the venues.
All in all, getting the perfect table décor at your wedding is about balancing sobriety and your personal creative touch. It shouldn’t be the case that your guests feel uncomfortable due to the creative liberty you take. But more importantly, you should not regret the table décor later on. It is your wedding and you should be making decisions as you see fit.