(Closed) Needing help with table decor… (long with pictures)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

do you have an inspiration color board?

I would def order runners and napkins, they really aren’t all that expensive.

Post # 4
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@shopaholic85:  I love what you’ve collected for your centerpieces!!

Personally, I don’t think the dark purple, coral and aqua go together terribly well. I’d nix the aqua all together (since the invites and bridesmaid dresses are already purchased/decided on). Stick with purple table runners. Maybe do dark purple table runners, a lighter purple (maybe lilac?) napkin and some small amount of coral- like a napkin ring or maybe a couple of the votives? 

Post # 5
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 @shopaholic85:  Is there a chance that you can upgrade to black table clothes? If so, you could easily do purple napkins & make the looks very cohesive. I’m just not a fan of the white with your theme, and I feel like if you have black it would negate the need for a table runner, and even napkins if you didn’t feel like worrying about them. I love your centerpieces btw 🙂

My colors were green & purple, and this is what my tables looked like:



Post # 6
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it will be very pretty. I would definitety use the white linens offered by the venue.

You are getting married in the spring. Black tablecloths would not work well with your theme at all.

You mentioned flowers. Are you adding flowers to the three centerpieces?

I suggest you take you color cues from your invitations. Pull out the shades of purple, lavender, and blue with hits of green and yellow, even hits of fuchsia or coral (your shoe color) as you mentioned. When you look at a garden, nobody ever says “Oh, that doesn’t go together! There are often many different colors in a  garden.

You are already using 3 different centerpieces for 9 tables. I would stick with one color runner and napkins for some cohesivemess.

Because your BM’s already have their dresses in a lovely plum color, I would choose runners (or organza overlays for a softer look) in one of the other shades of purple- lavender, the lovely purple of the bigger flower in the top right of your invitation or a royal purple. Your napkins could be the same color as the runner or another shade of purple. If your venue provides white napkins included in their cost, I would use those wrapped with an oganza napkin- again for a really soft look.

Check WalMart for chargers. A Bee posted just the other day that they have them for 99 cents. Might just be Christmas colors though.


Post # 8
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@shopaholic85:  I can see where you were going with the different vintage style napkins, and totally get why you don’t want to make 100 of them. It also sounds like you’re resorting to table runners to get some color on the table not because you really love the idea of runners. Have you considered looking on Ebay for actual vintage napkins? You might be able to find a large lot of mix and match that you can pick and choose from, or maybe vintage look-alike napkins?  I think the garden theme will be lovely for spring, although I don’t see the “woodsy” on the pictures you posted  since all the wood is painted white. Shades of purple would work nicely for the flowers , but that doesn’t mean you can’t add pops of other colors in there like the yellow from the invites, corals, and pinks, especially against the white tableclothes. It’s partly personal preference though, I like colors and love to mix them up.

In the one picture it looks like you have a mix of tea light holders, are you planning on getting all matching ones? If you’re going to mix them I’d go for a bigger variety but have some sort of unifying element, like all frosted glass, or all the same height but different styles. 

The topic ‘Needing help with table decor… (long with pictures)’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors