Wedding Table Settings

By Jan Littlejohn

Discover the endless possibilities whatever your style you will find the elements to fit your vision – mix and match to create glamour and ambience, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Eastern Theme

Lush rich colours and beautiful satin fabrics are hallmarks of an eastern wedding
This style can be combined with western elements to create a setting that is truly exotic and breathtaking

Love set votive holder and candles – .wooden elephant favor/bomboniere – ..Pillar candles, various sizes – – .Indian card and place holder

Beach Theme

Whether you’re actually at a beach destination or you just want the feeling of the sun and sand, a beach theme can be as sophisticated as the traditional indoor reception
Create intimacy by setting tables under gauze linens and lighting with bowls of candles. Bamboo runner’s shells – – . and palm trees complete the look

Garden Party Theme

A Garden Party theme relies on the natural surroundings you choose to set the tone.. Enhance this with green alternative and natural looking items to create a perfect balance
Fondue pot – .love bird salt and pepper shakers – dove food picks – .heart plates. green woven favour/bomboniere – .crystal stem flutes – stainless steel torch – natural stones place card holders – birdhouse

Black and White Theme

Undoubtedly black and white is a very sophisticated colour choice. Choose elements that are classic and mix with clean lines and less ornate pieces to create an upscale and very modern look.

Round table no and holders – glass vase water pearls and pillar candles – diamond champagne flutes – classic heart holder and filigree cards – swish cup and saucer – diamond napkin rings – bride&groom favour/bombondiere bags – ..and confetti cards – diamond tea light holder – hugs&kisses votive holders..heart to heart salt&pepper shakers – swish napkin rings


A table needs a focal point and flowers have always been the conventional choice. Something just a bit different – arrangements of candles or extravagantly presented food can look striking too – .the formality of the occasion and style of menu being service – choose a centre piece accordingly.

For a round table – a single centerpiece is best

Long narrow table – perhaps repeat a series of arrangements through out its length

Glass cakestands are in many designs frilly to the classical which can be used in the centre of the table to hold sweets, biscuits fruits and of course cakes.

Candles make a beautiful centerpiece – thick pillar candles running the entire length of the table or an arrangement of floating candles bring a fairytale charm to the setting ..alternatively maybe the soothing flicker of decorated nightlights or a radiant display of tapers – ..keep in mind that fancy design and strident colour are out of place in an elegantly set table – .maximum impact keep your choice to white or ivory candles and plan column shapes for the overall effect.

Jan Littlejohn is a one of Australia’s most respected Celebrants for all occasions.  Jan will share with you her expertise, knowledge, tips and resources that have been published around the world – visit