The Big Day

5 Ways to Style Your Wedding Table

From the elegance of monochrome to the joys of quirky vintage.

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Your wedding table is such a centrepiece of your big day, deciding on how to style it can be somewhat tricky; you'll want to consider the location, the overall theme of your wedding, and the food. One thing’s for sure, whatever style you do choose, your menus and place names should complement it.

So we’ve styled five wedding table themes with some of our most popular personalised on the day stationery designs to inspire your big day place settings.

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English Country Garden
For that most quintessential of English weddings – a marquee in the green and pleasant countryside – big bouquets of British blooms arranged in farmhouse pouring jugs make for a fun and traditional table display. Keep the rest of the dressing fairly pared back, less a few artfully scattered petals, and let the bold flowers and butterflies of the Rosey Posey on the day stationery collection by British designer Matthew Williamson be the idyllic partner for your flower arrangements. Fingers crossed the weather holds out.

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Art Deco Glamour
If you want your table to exude some Gatsby-esque glamour, our Deco Corners design will bring some sophisticated style to your settings. It's a perfect complement to a black, white and gold colour scheme – particularly the gilded hue of a replenished champagne coupe. Don't go overboard on the gold, keep it as a decorative flourish that will lift the blacks and whites on the table... and set the mood to party.

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Mediterranean Rustic
Whether it's the flowing hills of Tuscany or the lavender fields of Provence, a wedding in the warmer climes of the Mediterranean countryside calls for a table display that evokes the simple beauty of the surrounding nature. A clean, wooden surface, dressed with local foliage – be it olive leaves, lavender or even lemons – alongside light pastel napkins and Emma Block's Foliage menu is a heavenly style for a big al fresco celebration. And Emma's design is so delightful in its simplicity, it's a perfect match for so many weddings.


Quirky Vintage
There's joy to be had in winding the clock back and setting your table with all manner of quirky vintage ephemera. From floral tablecloths to teapots for flower vases, it can all add up to bring character into your wedding place settings and enchant your guests. Here, we've planted these Wildflower designs to take that idea all the way to its most animated conclusion with an Alice in Wonderland tea party inspired theme – complete with tea-based cocktails and 'Drink Me' wedding favours. Don't be late!

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Elegant Monochrome
Calligraphy is a firm wedding favourite to decorate place names but it really comes into its own when paired with chic, monochrome table displays. Maestros with nib and ink, design studio À l'aise has created these calligraphy menus and name card designs to do just that on your big day. Update the classic fine dining feel by giving the styling a contemporary edge with sleek modern tableware and fun napkins.

From calligraphy to floral, modern to monochrome, leaf through all our personalised on the day stationery collections, and the find the perfect match for your wedding.