Sweetheart Table Decor on a Budget - CV Linens

Sweetheart Table Decor on a Budget

Sweetheart Table Decor in red and goldSweetheart Table Decor with red and white rosette tablecloth with gold napkins, drapes, and charger plates

Sweetheart Table Decor Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out

Putting together the decor for a wedding can be one of the most fun and creative tasks associated with wedding planning, but a budget usually needs to be kept in mind. Wedding budgets often balloon so quickly that there is so little left over to add small touches that make a big impact, such as a sweetheart table.

A sweetheart table is a two-person table where the happy couple sits during the wedding reception and dinner. This style of table is perfect for a romantic, intimate event, where the bride and groom want to spend a little one on one time together amidst all the chaos of the wedding. Fortunately, there are several amazing ways you can enhance your sweetheart table decor without breaking the bank!

Sweetheart Table Decor with sequin chair bands and drapes

Using Wedding Linens as a Main Decor Element

One of the most immediate cost saving effects of a sweetheart table lies in table linens. Because the table itself is so small you can make a big impact for little cost. Using a luxury linen means you don’t need additional costly table decor, such as an extravagant centerpiece.

A sweetheart table tablecloth is appropriately smaller than larger banquet table cloths, and a sweetheart table tablecloth comes in exciting and popular designs like glitz sequin, large rosette flower, petal circle, and payette sequin. And these luxury tablecloths cost as little as $35 to purchase, as opposed to flower arrangements and marquee rentals that start at $50.

Table cloths and wedding linens are one easy but effective way to quickly cut costs by adding elegance and a show-stopping sight by letting them speak for themselves.

Sweetheart Table Decor with gold glitz sequin napkins

Use Photos as Decor and a Guestbook

Photos are an inexpensive but personal touch that can add tons of detail to a wedding and cost very little to incorporate. Consider using childhood photos of the bride and groom and hanging them on strings draped behind the sweetheart table. Better yet, use wedding photos from family members and other guests and put those on display around the sweetheart table, literally surrounding the happy couple in love. You can even invite guests to sign the photos and leave little messages to the bride and groom. This can work in lieu of a guest book, which means cutting out something else from your long shopping list! The couple can then keep the photos and display in their home for years to come.

Sweetheart Table Decor with close up of red rosette tablecloth

Location, Location, Location

Finally, don’t forget to think carefully about where you place the sweetheart table in relation to the whole room. Making sure to place the table in the best position possible costs nothing extra, but can have a huge impact on the overall vibe of your event space. Make sure the table takes center stage and can be seen by all guests as they take their seats. If possible, consider elevating the table on some sort of raised platform to give an even better view.

And don’t forget lighting! We carry small, discrete spotlights so you can light up your sweetheart table to set the right mood. Soft amber or white lighting gives the romantic, intimate look many couples want. Cool lighting like purple and blue gives off a more modern atmosphere. Think about the feeling you are going for and plan your layout in turn; it costs nothing extra to rearrange tables and only a small part of your budget to add lighting!

About our Sweetheart Table Mock Up


Set up difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆ (extremely easy)
Set up time: Approximately 20 minutes

For our sweetheart table decor mock up we focused on using a luxury linen to set the scene. With our new large rosette flower tablecloths it’s easier than ever to get a bold, romantic look without a large price tag. With this new addition to our inventory costing under half of what competitor’s sell it for, there’s no denying it’s a great investment! Compliment your tablecloth with your favorite textured linen; we chose to use glitz sequin as an accent texture, but pintuck and sequin taffeta are also solid choices. We went for a large floral arrangement centerpiece to show the potential of an lavish scene, but you can also invest in votive candles and candle holders to fill the space along with a vase to hold the bride’s bouquet.

Shop the Sweetheart Table Decor We Used


Want to Substitute?

Having a blush themed wedding or sticking to a classic ivory? We carry six different styles of our large rosette flower tablecloths with more styles on the way! Shop these alternatives if a red and gold theme just isn’t for you.


Remember: Sweetheart Table Decor Doesn’t Have to Give You a Headache

Everyone wants their wedding to really shine, and we don’t want you to break your budget to make that dream wedding happen! Using some cost saving techniques will ensure a beautiful day that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With tips and tricks like wholesale luxury wedding linens, thoughtful photos, and prime location, you can pull together a reception space centered on a sweetheart table that really shines.

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