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Tips on How to Decorate a Head Table for Wedding

A wedding is a once in a lifetime event. People say their I do's and you look back at the memory for a lifetime. Make sure your wedding ceremony and wedding party are moments made in style. Make your wedding reception worth looking back on for the rest of your life. 

In this blog we talk about how to decorate your wedding party. Specifically, we'll talk about how to decorate a head table for wedding parties. Make sure your head tables are styled to stand out with our wedding head table ideas. 

This is one amazingly simple yet delightfully divine decoration idea to spice up your head table set up. Consider this style tip when decorating for your wedding party!

What goes on the head table at a wedding?

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wedding head table

Decorating a wedding head table can be quite a challenge. Especially when you consider the fact that it's the center of attention at wedding parties. We're here to break it down into easy and helpful tips!

Here's a step-by-step tutorial to help you. Here we list down the steps on how to create the perfect wedding sweetheart table using fall colors!

  1. Begin with adding a base tablecloth and a table topper or additional tablecloth.
  2. Gather and pleat the top layer fabric on one side and cinch using a napkin ring.
  3. Next add in a table runner and layer your place settings. 
  4. Add in tapered candles for a pop of color. Combine chair bands for added texture. 
  5. To create a perfect and unique head table backdrop use a round wedding arch using fabric drapes. Pleat the drapes using the sections on the arch as Place marks using each section on the arch as a guideline. As you gather the drapes secure them using zip ties.
  6. Once you have added the desired amount of drapes to create your design use a pin or napkin ring and add extra draped fabric to cover up the zip ties. 
  7. The last thing you'll want to do is add in your favorite neon sign and your wedding sweetheart table and backdrop are complete.

Wedding Head Table Ideas to Choose From

Choosing the right wedding head table decor can be difficult and overwhelming. If you're running out of ideas, here are our top 5 wedding head table ideas to inspire you!

1. Clean, Modern, Elegant

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This design idea is for couples going for a more traditional approach to head table design. Create a clean yet elegantly modern look. You can do this by focusing your decor on your table top. 

Place abundant tabletop decor along with your centerpieces. Strategically place accent pieces to make your tablescape stand out. Use a plain and crisp tablecloth as a backdrop to your lush tabletop decor.

2. Draperies to Draw Attention 

elegant head table

Your guests can help but take a second look at your head table with draperies that draw the eyes. Add an enchanting look to your head table decor by placing sheer draperies around your head table. You can use tulle draperies as a backdrop. Gather them midway and pin them together to create airy whimsical drapes. 

3. Charming Chairs 

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Consider using chairs to draw attention to your head table. You can opt for large loveseats in a bold color to use as a statement piece. You can also use wedding decor items to give your head table chairs a dash of style.

Try using bold colored chair covers to instantly give your chairs a clean and elegant vibe. Complete the look with some fancy chair sashes to give it a nice detail. This can match your table runners to tie in the whole head table look. 

4. Arch Frame Backdrop

elegant sweetheart table

One way to further draw attention to the head table is to use an arch frame backdrop

Use these head table wedding backdrops to give your head table a solid background for photos. Choose a nice color and pleat the drapes nicely to draw people's attention to the head table. 

These are only some of our top wedding head table ideas. You can mix and match and have fun with these ideas to come up with a head table style that suits you.

What are the rules for a table centerpiece?

Decorating your head table using centerpieces can be quite challenging. Here are some general tips to help guide you in choosing your head table centerpieces for weddings. 

1. Limit the size of your centerpiece

simple centerpieces

Centerpieces shouldn't be so tall that they block your guests' view. Your closest friends and family will want to see each other and the couple as well. It's important to maximize the set-up to share in the moment. 

2. Consider the shape and size of your tables. 

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When considering centerpieces to use at your wedding party, consider your table set-up as a whole. This includes the shape of your tables. 

A round table will generally do well with a single, tall centerpiece. Meanwhile, a long rectangular table may need several centerpieces and more decor to cover its length. An evenly distributed centerpiece styling will help avoid making your table decor seem sparse. 

3. Use florals and more! 

floral wedding table

The most common combination for wedding table centerpieces are vases and flowers. You can opt for this traditional look. You can also go out and experiment using different decor. 

Try using herbs and scented candles that complement your dinner menu. You can also try using trinkets, family memorabilia, pictures, and other items that have sentimental value to you, your friends, and family. These are great conversation starters to help your guests bond, jog their memories, and maybe even share a hearty laugh. 

Decorating your Wedding Head Table

We've gone through the basics of decorating your wedding head table. We ran through our  basic step-by-step guide to designing a head table set-up. We also talked about our top wedding head table ideas. Lastly we took note of the top three rules for table centerpieces. 

At the end of the day, the best wedding head table decor is one that suits your style. Try personalizing your decor as much as possible. Let your personality and your story shine through. Using these tips and the right wedding linens, you're sure to come up with the best head table decor worth making lasting memories with on your wedding day. 

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