(Closed) Red/White wedding, any feedback/advice/help please!? (PICTURES INCLUDED)

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you can definitely do black with red and white. In fact I’d add black (or another color) to your table with a different colored napkin. I love how clean red and white look together, but I think another color would add more depth.

I’d also definitely look into uplighting. I think red uplighting looks amazing with lots of big white pillar candles.

Post # 4
2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m of the opinion that most color schemes require three to four colors as to not appear flat and one note.

If you’re set on red, I would add some black or gray.

Especially to your table set up.  Napkins might be better red with a gray table cloth.


Post # 5
133 posts
Blushing bee

My wedding color are red and white also, I’m doing white tablecloths with red napkins, and there will be small, round vases with either red or white (prob red) roses in them with a few votive candles in holders on the table, with scattered rose petals. I don’t think anyone will notice if you do black ribbon on the vases.

Post # 6
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m doing black/red/silver, so I love the centerpieces. 

Post # 7
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Another thought! If you do just stick to red and white I’d use lots of different textured fabrics. Velvets especially look great in red and would be very old Hollywood.

Post # 9
47209 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you have done a great job so far. Please don’t take everyone’s suggestions as crticism. It’s all about personal taste.

I suggest the overlay be a little larger so it hangs over the table a little more. Can you go the next size up?

You can definitely stay with just red and white if that is what you want. It gives a great high contrast look.

It’s hard to see in this pic but it looks like they did use another color for the vase.

In the pic above the only other color is the gold in the cutlery and china.

I think your modified centerpiece would work with just the red and white.

A few votive candles surrounding the centerpiece ( an odd number always) will be a nice touch and a source of some pretty candlelight if you are having an evening wedding,

Adding a third color gives a bit of visual interest. As pp’s have said, you coould do black, grey, silver, gold,green., if you choose.You could also choose a different texture for the overlay, pintuck for example. Velvet would be a bit heavy for me.


Post # 11
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think a grey tablecloth would be better…its a lot of red.  That’s really my only suggestion.  your flowers totally get lost in the mix.  If you added grey and black, the red would really pop.

Post # 12
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did red, black and white and it turned out awesome. I had 7 roses in a square vase with no ribbon and it looked great. We used more black then you have in mind, but a couple of pics for you:

Post # 13
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


Everything looks like it will be beautiful. I would avoid the sprinkling of the rose petals, my experience with people having stuff sprinkled all over is that it can get messy looking and get in the way and god forbid somebody with a white piece of clothing sits on a rose petal, it would get ugly. 

Post # 14
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a red/black/white wedding and loved it!  I would suggest adding a little bit of black…it’s such a classic color and helps balance out the bright white and red.  I always told everyone when I was planning my wedding that I didn’t want too much red and white since that can look too Valentine’s Day…but if you add too much black then it can look too gothic!  For my wedding we used black linens for the tables…it really made the red and white decorations pop more.  The guys wore black suits/tuxs which again is such a classic look (girls were in red).  All the flowers were red and white and the other details had a combination of red/black/white (some without black, some with).  I don’t have any pics from my wedding on my work computer but here our some from our reception venue’s website to show the black linens.  Hope this helps some!!!

Also, are you getting married in November like your bio says?  If so, I went to a wedding last year with such a cute centerpiece…they had a large flat bowl filled with water and floating candles and cranberries.  The cranberries float and it looked like such an easy and cheap centerpiece (you could always do that on half the tables and flowers on the other half).  Good luck with your planning!



PS – We did use fresh rose petals on some of our tables (in the center).  It added a nice pop of red and we didn’t have any problems with them…just make sure you set them of the day of the wedding so they still look fresh!

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