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Unique Table Settings for Your Wedding


As a soon-to-be bride, if you want to break away from the traditional – there are many ways to do it. From choosing a unique wedding dress and bouquet to finding things that have never been done before with the wedding cake, it’s fun to think of new ways to spice up old traditions. Unique table settings are another way to make your wedding stand out.


Below you will find a couple of great ideas for unique table settings that you can use at your wedding. At the very least, these suggestions will stimulate your imagination to create your own unique table settings.


Sticks and Natural Items


For a wedding outdoors or with a floral or natural theme, you can get a lot of use out of sticks and other natural items – especially for unique table settings. Imagine centerpieces made from beautiful branches, pinecones, berries and candles for an autumn-themed wedding. For your table settings, you can take small, flexible branches and craft wire to create custom napkin rings. Simply wire them together and hot glue a few berries or some ribbon on top of the craft wire.


You can also use beautiful leaves as place markers by writing your guests’ names on the leaves! By using natural items, you can create beautiful, unique table settings for your reception.


Themed Weddings 


There are a great many ideas for unique table settings when you’re having a themed wedding. Spend some time thinking about your theme and the different items you could use. For instance, if you’re having a Renaissance wedding, use silver goblets rather than wine glasses and pewter table settings.


If you’ll be having a garden wedding, place tiny silver flower pots by each table setting for your reception. If you can find dinner plates with blossoms or greenery, it would be perfect for your reception table. There are all sorts of unique table settings for themed weddings – just use your imagination and creativity to determine what's best for you.


How to Find Inspiration


If you aren’t sure how to come up with unique table settings for your wedding, there are a few things you can do to find inspiration. Consider your wedding theme and location and think about things that go along with your theme. For instance, if you’re having a beach wedding, what could you do with seashells or small containers of sand? Flip through magazines and see what other brides are doing – is there anything unique that you could change around a little bit and make your own?


It’s always fun to break away from tradition and create something fresh and beautiful. The same goes for unique table settings – so spend some time finding inspiration to create a scene that you and your guests will really enjoy.


Photos by Union Photography

Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:03 am
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