Ten Non-Floral Table Centre Ideas
Ten Non-Floral Table Centre Ideas
Have a look through our 10 great non-floral alternatives to make your Isle of Man wedding day just that little bit different!
1 – Wedding Favours
Try stacking cute little favour boxes filled with the wedding favour of your choice on a cake stand for a very cost effective centerpiece. You could borrow the stands from family and friends or pick up a bargain in a charity shop. Or if you fancy a favour with a difference, these paper windmills will add a touch of summer whimsy to your affair.
2 – Table Garlands
If you’re going for long tables at your reception consider leafy green runners that flow from table to floor for a fashionable look that still has a traditional feel. Table garlands loan themselves to any season so try mixing in some herbs like rosemary, lavender or mint earlier in the year or eucalyptus for the winter months for beautiful fragrance. Dot some mini votive candles along the table next to the greenery or intertwine some fairy lights for added sparkle.
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3 – Shells and Stones
We live on an Island with stunning beaches so what better excuse to get out there and explore than to collect shells, stones and colourful sea glass for your reception décor.
4 – Fruit
Not just for snacking on, fruit can be a really fun and contemporary way of adding colour to your tables. Try mixing the heights and contents of containers for a fresh look.
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5 – Books
A small bundle of books tied with ribbon can look just as elegant as any floral display and adds a really personal touch to your day. If you’re wondering where to get started collecting the books you need look no further than your own book collection, raid your parents attics for childhood favourites, hunt down old copies in charity shops, get your bridal party and groomsmen to loan you their favourites and you’ll soon have plenty to play with. If you’re having a seating plan you could use the titles or authors from your meaningful books as table names.
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6 – Feathers
Ostrich, Peacock, Pheasant or fake, feathers are an elegant and easy way to add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to any venue.
7 – Board games
No one wants an awkward atmosphere at their reception so get your party started by putting a board game in the centre of your tables. If your family and friends haven’t had much contact prior to the wedding this would be a great way to break the ice without all of the formal small talk. You might think this is a bit of a crazy idea but who can resist a game of Hungry Hippos or Snakes and Ladders? I’d keep the Cards Against Humanity for the adult only tables though!
8 – Large numbers
Whether you hire them or buy large wooden / cardboard numbers from a local craft shop, or get your bridesmaids round for an evening of DIY decorating, this is an excellent way to show off your chosen colour scheme or theme. Team your numbers with some small candles or table confetti for some added glamour.
9 – Candles
Candles will never go out of style. There are endless options for using candles from tall candelabra to dainty tea lights. Whatever way you choose to style them, you can’t go wrong with this timeless classic.
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10 – Photographs
Fill your tables with photographs. These could tell a story of how you and your other half met or got engaged, or be of your favourite places, best friends or silly snaps from your childhood. Photographic centerpieces are a great way to show your family and friends just how much you love them, or to showcase your love story – or simply act as great conversation starters!
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Finally… we couldn’t not sneak this idea in at the end. A must for every reception if you’re having a few children at your wedding – don’t forget the Lego!
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