Seating arrangements can be confusing for your wedding guests. Even with the most creative escort cards, the most detailed signs, and the friendliest escorts, some individuals are bound to get mixed up.
That being said, even if your guests struggle to find their seats, you would expect them to be wise enough to avoid stealing yours. But wedding guests are unique beasts. As evidenced by our article, Believe It or Not: 15 Real Life Wedding Guest Fails, you really can never predict what your friends and family members might do amidst the wedding day festivities.
What you can do is make life easy for your guests by truly decking out your sweetheart table with decorations. The honored couple’s table should be extra special and leave no room confusion. To help you get started on your sweetheart table decorations, we’ve compiled some of the sweetest and most appropriate pieces that you can buy for your very own!
Name it and claim it
You have always been the peanut butter to his jelly. The milk to his oreo. The sunglasses to his sunshine. And now you are the Mrs. to his Mr.! Enjoy throwing your newest title around and mark your sweetheart table with signs like those above.
The ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ sign is classic, but you can still claim your table in other ways! One such alternative is a sign that showcases just your last name. And what better occasion to do so than at the first public event in which you are officially recognized by that name!
For as long as you’ve been a couple, you’ve been known as (your name) and (his name). With the number of times that pair of names has been referenced, it almost becomes one combined name! Where you are, he is also. Even after marriage, you can still affectionately administer that title with the above banner.
Set the backdrop
A backdrop can set the tone, the stage, and the sweetheart table. This whimsical tulle option informs your guests which table is the one of honor (and the one they shouldn’t be sitting at).
Illuminate your love with some romantic twinkle lights as a backdrop! Not only will they picture well, but they will ensure that you are the center of attention throughout the wedding day (and night) festivities.
Go big or go home, right? Despite the large size of these flowers, the overall aesthetic of this backdrop is not overwhelming, but romantic. Stick with pure white or select another hue that will complement your color scheme.
Clothe that table
Typically, you can’t go wrong with neutral colors for tablecloths. And by using solid-colored table clothes on the guest tables, you can select a slightly more fancy version for the sweetheart. Imagine how beautiful the above tablecloth would be and how tastefully it would stand out among a sea of other tables clothed in white!
Alternatively, you could throw caution to the wind and select a bright and brilliant tablecloth for your sweetheart table. Choose a sparkly tablecloth that drapes elegantly to the floor. The one above comes in either gold or silver.
If bright colors and sparkly sequins aren’t really your style, you can stand out with unique texture instead. For instance, this soft and subtle floral design would stand out in effortlessly beautiful fashion.
As if the other decorations were not enough, personalized silverware will deter any guest who even thinks about stealing your seat at the sweetheart table!
While you might not have the budget or time to carve your initials into every candle you include in your wedding day decorations, the perfect location for one such candle is your sweetheart table.
How can you eat, drink, and be merry without personalized wedding glasses? Not only will they fit in perfectly on your sweetheart table, but they can be a source of reminiscing and revelry in the years to come.
Lavish on love
To top off all the other sweetheart table decorations, add an extra dose of love. Use as many love-related signs, symbols, and more that your heart desires. Here’s a couple items to get you started:
Aside from the above guidelines, amp up the decorations from the other reception tables for your sweetheart table. Add larger and more elegant versions of what resides on those tables. While the goal is to make your table undeniably special, try to avoid overdecorating. Maintain a level of class, stick to your themes, and leave enough room on the surface to enjoy your meal and see your guests. Have fun decorating your sweetheart table and being the sweethearts on your big day!