Decorating Sweetheart table for Formal Wedding

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s fine to use a different color cloth for the sweetheart table. If you are using gold chairs for your guests, a gold or champagne glitter cloth will be lovely.

I’m not a fan of signs. Everyone at the wedding will know that you are the bride and groom, or frankly they shouldn’t be there. You will also be the only two sitting at the sweetheart table.

Post # 3
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ALSWM:  I think the slightly different tablecloth for the sweetheart table would look gorgeous, especially because it is in that same neutral palette! 

I’m a fan of more simple sweetheart tables, especially because so many people want to see the newly wed couple — not the decor!

We are also having a VERY formal wedding and we are using lots of small candles and rose petals for the sweetheart table, that way nothing oscures vision! I think small candles with small flower accents would look great with your overall vision!

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ALSWM:  I got a sequin gold tablecloth for the same reasons 🙂 I think the shiny sequins are so much that simple decor is great. There will be a vase for my bouquet and a few votive candles, and that is plenty for us. 

Post # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

At my wedding, all the tables had plain ivory linen and the sweetheart table had striped ivory linen.  We also did one tall floral arrangement on each table with lots of votives.  But on the sweetheart table, we did clusters of low floral arrangements and votives.  As for signs, we put a framed “sweetheart table” sign just like we did framed “table 1, 2, 3, etc.” signs on the other tables.

ETA: Here’s a bird’s-eye-view of our sweetheart table.  I think it was gorgeous and perfect for our formal, romantic wedding.


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