You found a destination wedding venue you love—and when the faraway big day arrives, it's time to show your guests just how your nuptial location and theme tie together. Choosing table settings that suit your wedding style will help you do just that. Not sure where to start? Give classic settings an upgrade with accents that speak to the landscape. Here, four wedding table ideas designed for a diverse range of themes, styles, and tastes. They'll transform your reception into an extension of your destination's best sights and sounds.
Whether your wedding is a mountainous affair or a simple reception at a ranch, allow the beauty of nature to inspire your tablescape. Create a rustic décor aesthetic by blending natural elements, like wood, cork, and greenery, with modern glassware and utensils.
Save-On-Crafts Extra-Large Tree Slice in "Basswood Country Round," $13; Linen Napkin with Fringe, 20", $19 for 12; Birch-Bark Planter Pot, 4.75", $15 for 3, save-on-crafts.com. Jamali Garden Birch-Bark Pillars, $5 each, jamaligarden.com.
Although we love classic color palettes, we love a party that isn't afraid of bold color. Introduce a statement-making shade (like this setting's use of bright yellow!) to complement your festive location. Add relevant texture through your linens—embroidered placemats, for instance, serve up the perfect touch of Mexican flair.
LunAzuLGallery Otomí Place Mat, $25, lunazulgallery.etsy.com. Pier 1 Imports Hemstitch Collection Marigold-Yellow Napkin, $5, pier1.com. SnootyBlooms "Day of the Dead" Marigold Crepe-Paper Flowers, $13 for 12, snootyblooms.etsy.com.
Setting the scene at the seashore? Channel this tablescape, which includes cotton rope details that look as if they were sourced from a dock. Add in candle votives and white plates, and your classic, nautical wedding's reception tables are complete.
Knot & Rope Supply 3-Strand Cotton Rope, 5/8", $1 per foot, knotandrope.com. Pier 1 Imports Hemstitch Collection Smoke-Blue napkin, $5, pier1.com. Eastland Cylinder Vases, $10 for 3, quickcandles.com.
A Tropical Affair
This tropical table setting is a mix of bright, but refined elements: The oversized tropical palm, modern pink menu, and leaf-wrapped vases all illustrate this. Using just one landscape-inspired element, like indigenous foliage for your centerpiece, can bring your island location to life.