Anyone planning a wedding is spoiled for choice when it comes to style, decoration and concept. Whether boho, retro, vintage or industrial - there are no limits to the variety and new styles are constantly conquering the wedding market. But still a simple wedding decoration enjoys great popularity and is high in the ranking of those who want to get married.
This is not by chance. A look at social media or interior magazines shows: Minimalism is a life concept that is high on the agenda right now, and is especially applied in the area of decoration. It's about doing without unnecessary things and focusing completely on what's really important. A nice side effect: A decoration that is reduced to the essentials is easy on the wallet and the environment. In addition, your guests will be happy if you have enough room to unfold and enough space to handle knives, forks and co.
What makes a simple table decoration at a wedding?
Less and more of it - this is characteristic of a simple wedding decoration. At a wedding, there should really be only one thing in the center of attention: The bride and groom. Everything else is decorative accessory and can even be distracting. Hardly surprising that many say "yes" to plain wedding table decorations. But what makes a "simple" style in terms of table decorations?
Simple wedding table decorations - what do I need and what can I do without?
However, those who want to celebrate a wedding in a modern and simple style, should not believe that completely abandon table decorations can and should be. On the contrary. The individual design elements should be well-dosed, but skillfully used. The only important thing is that the individual table decoration does not look cluttered. A few stylish elements per table are quite sufficient. But how do I actually decorate a wedding table simple and yet charming?
Here, the focus is on the fact that the elements used both functionally fulfill a purpose and are decorative. Must not be missing in any case:
- High-quality napkins for the wedding table
- Effective candle holders
- Stylish tablecloths or table runners
- Reduced flower arrangements
Napkins are not only a visual highlight on the table, but are also a functional part of every wedding dinner. They are true all-rounders and thus a must-have at every wedding table: first they stand artfully folded on the plate, then they are placed on the lap as a practical protection against spills and stains, and finally they clean fingers and the mouth.
If you rely on less table decoration overall, the napkin may also be a little larger: Dinner-sized napkins (e.g. Duni Elegance) are a special eye-catcher and impress with a maximum in terms of hygiene and practicality. After all, they should also survive a multi-course wedding dinner undamaged.
Plain napkins are ideal for a simple table decoration and score with their unobtrusive charm. A purple decoration, for example, is the absolute hit right now. It's better to keep your hands off bold patterns, because that quickly looks overloaded. Instead, go for an embossed napkin structure with a subtle shimmer. This way, you can create a wow effect without attracting too much attention.
Tablecloths and table runners
A classically set wedding table cannot do without a tablecloth or runner. They provide a clean and classy look and form the foundation for the table decoration. If you like it traditional, a white or cream tablecloth and a plain table runner in a contrasting color will do everything right and support the festive character. Whether square or round tables - there are suitable tablecloths and table runners for every format. Here, too, caterers or the bridal couple themselves should pay attention to good material quality that guests can see and feel.
There are tablecloths that look and feel indistinguishable from fabric and are therefore particularly suitable for festive wedding tables (e.g. Duni Evolin). Even small creases and folds can then be effortlessly ironed out, and the soft carpet pad reduces noise that can be caused by setting down wine and water glasses.
For a successful wedding celebration, the right lighting mood must not be missing. Especially when small children are present, real candles always harbor a certain potential danger. More environmentally friendly and less risky are LED candles, which nevertheless radiate cozy comfort. Another advantage: even in wind and weather, they work and do not need to be changed during the evening. You see: There doesn't have to be an open flame for authentic candlelight.
Floral accents may not be missing on a joyous occasion, of course. However, if you are looking for a simple table decoration, you should not overdo it with lush arrangements. Simple bouquets are often tied long-stemmed and do without colorful flowers. It is of utmost importance that the flower arrangements are not positioned in the line of sight of the guests. After all, a convivial talk and laughter should not be disturbed by anything and anyone.