Wedding Theme Ideas To Consider

When it comes to planning your big day, it’s hard to know where to start. From bridesmaid dresses, to hiring bar staff, finding a place to start can be really overwhelming.

Choosing a wedding theme is a fantastic place to start. Once you have chosen a wedding theme, aspects such as decor, entertainment and venue will be inevitably easier to plan.

Read on for some wedding theme ideas that may be perfect for your big day…

Vintage Wedding Theme

A vintage wedding theme is fantastic for anyone who wants a classic wedding, with a quirky, feminine edge.

Antique decorations, lace and an abundance of red roses are key elements of the vintage wedding theme.

Vintage themed weddings can range from Marie Antoinette inspired opulence, to art deco influences taken from the 1920s.

Venue Ideas

If you have chosen a vintage wedding theme, opt for a venue that isn’t too modern or brand new.

Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Old manors/ country homes
  • Ballrooms
  • Old hotels
  • Rustic barns
  • Marques in forests/country settings
  • Garden party

Dress Ideas

If you have a certain era in mind, choose a dress that reflects that! If you are just aiming for a romantic vintage theme, opt for classic necklines and an abundance of lace.

Don’t forget: your perfect dress may be found in a vintage shop, vintage fair or charity shop!

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Decor Ideas

1920s

Opt for pops of metallic, art deco prints, crystal table wear and sparkles.

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King Blue

From left: exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered rectangular table cloth, shimmering spiral placemats

Victoriana

This look is all about opulence! Go for lace, tall candles, chandeliers and classic, wooden tables and chairs.

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Floral embroidered placemats and organza hand embroidered table runner

Bohemian Wedding Theme

If you’ve dreamed of saying your vows barefoot or feel at one with nature, a bohemian themed wedding is perfect for you!

A bohemian wedding is a fantastic option for any bride hoping to have a less formal celebration.

Venue Ideas

Bohemian weddings are well suited for areas outdoor in nature. Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Beach
  • Parks
  • Forests
  • Farmhouses
  • Tropical jungles
  • Islands

Dress Ideas

Shorter dresses are a fantastic option for bohemian weddings. However, long flowing dresses are also made for brides who wish to wear flowers in their hair.

The general rule of thumb is: keep is dreamy, flowy and un-fitted.

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Decor

One word: greenery! Flowers and nature are a vital part of nailing bohemian wedding decor.

A rainbow of color is welcome. However, demure and minimal palettes can look just as stunning too. The general rule of thumb is to keep it textured and detailed.

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Green

Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth

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Exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Ethnic Wedding Theme

Whether you are planning a multicultural wedding, or just want to add an air of the exotic, an ethnic wedding theme is a fantastic way to make your big day stand apart from the rest!

Exotic, bright hues, rich fabrics and strong lighting are central elements of this theme.

Venue Ideas

When it comes to Indian-themed, or ethnic weddings, it’s all about how you decorate the venue! Despite this, the following venue ideas may lend themselves quite well to the theme:

  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Manor
  • Castles
  • Convention centers/ function rooms

Dress Ideas

Two piece dresses are popular for ethnic or Indian themed weddings.

If you wish to go for the classic white dress, add an air of the exotic with hand-beaded details or pops of color.

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Decor Ideas

Rich fabrics and bright colors are a must! Add stunning, unique shapes with draped fabrics and finish with elements of burnished metal.

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Hand painted floral round tablecloth

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Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth, saree border table runner, saree border placemats

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Arabian velvet table runner, hand painted 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Trendy Dining Table Decor Ideas For Small Tables

Finding trendy dining table decor ideas can be a bit of a struggle, especially when you own a small kitchen table. Pinterest and home decor magazines are jam packed with inspiration from large tables. I hate to break it to you world, but not everyone owns a ten seat, ‘Mad Hatter’ style, dining set!

Got a small kitchen table? I feel you. As a relatively new first home owner, my partner and I eat our dinner on a second hand four seat. It isn’t exactly glam, it isn’t the trendiest thing in the world, but hey, it gets the job done!

It’s time to turn your small table into a hip dining destination! Using the cutest decor pieces, I have transformed my tiny table into six different on-trend table decor layouts.

Get your small table at the ready, it’s about to have a makeover!

The Trendy Boho

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Who doesn’t love marble and funky, tribal patterns? This table decor is so on-trend that it is almost a cliche!

The best thing about it, is that it can be edited to suit any home decor palette! Simply switch out the colorful table runner to one that compliments your abode.

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The way that the red table runner pops from the predominately white accessories is so stunning! Succulents and small, marble shapes are a wonderful way to add detail to a small dining table without it looking swamped.

Keep your table decorations to a minimalist, bohemian theme to ensure it looks streamline. Think chunky shapes, cacti and geometric prints and you’re on the right track!

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My puppy, Nala, loves her new ‘den’!

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To add a further element of style and comfort, I dotted my seats with the stunning exotic oriental throw pillows. That’s one way to sort out uncomfortable chairs!

Products used: Damask style elegant table runner in red, exotic oriental pillow covers in coffee brown.

Rose Gold Accents

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Rose gold is set to be a huge home decor trend for 2017! Combine rose gold accents with cottage-like neutrals and nature-inspired prints for something that feels immediately like home.

To make the place markers, I folded the floral paisley placemats into chic triangles, than dotted with marble coasters. Using fruit or faux fruit is a fabulous way to compliment the stunning embroidery.

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If this table layout didn’t already make you feel fuzzy inside, I added some fairy lights in a jar. This accessory alone made my table a force to be reckoned with!

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As well as being fantastic to drink, wine can also look really elegant in a fruit bowl. **Wink wink**

Products used: Jacquard floral table runner in gold, floral paisley placemats in beige

Welcome To Bollywood

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Minimalists: overt your eyes! This one is for the color-lovers and the gypsy souls! Whether you dream of the exotic East, or even plan to throw a Bollywood-themed dinner party, this is for you!

Bollywood is an abundance of color, so don’t feel shy to clash to your hearts content! The slightly warm edge of this purple table runner works really wonderfully with the red place mats.

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If this table had feelings, it would feel like a freaking Princess right now!

I added a chandelier style candle holder and crystal glasses for something really glam. Yes: those are statement necklaces hung on the candle holder! There are no rules and I think that jewelry really can be used as table decor.

Products used: Exotic oriental table runner in purple, hand embroidered placemat and runner set in red.

Succulence

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If this doesn’t make you want to eat healthily, I don’t know what will! Succulents make fantastic center pieces, so why not adorn your entire table runner with their green goodness?!

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I used a variety of real and faux succulents here. I then used sweet potato runners to weave them together. The greenery really brings out the stunning khaki shades in the floral paisley place mats.

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When going for a large amount of plants or table decor in your center, keep the rest of the table neutral and simple.

Products used: Hand embroidered table runner in beige, floral paisley placemats in beige

By The Seaside

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Summer may still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean seaside decor shouldn’t make an appearance! Pops of blue, natural materials and fun characters make this table decor a little bubble of happiness in your home.

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In order for a look that combined authenticity and fun, I added terrariums dotted with shells and a wooden fish and boat.

Rather than using place mats, I used a piece of coral and a large shell to mark each table place.

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Keep your table on the right side of tacky by opting for pale blue tones and neutrals. As fun as turquoise may seem, it may place your table decor in childish territory.

Product used: Chic jacquard table runner in sky blue

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Christmas Table Layouts Using Versatile Pieces

Crazy fact: American’s are spending around 6 billion dollars a year on Christmas. Mind blown. Rather than forking out an arm and a leg on specific pieces for your Christmas table layouts, invest in a few versatile pieces that can be used all year round.

After all, you can only use that sparkly, Santa-embellished table runner for a few days. Plus: you’ve already spent enough money on presents, food and decoration. It’s time to give that poor wallet a rest!

Here are some stunning Christmas table layouts that consist of versatile pieces…

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

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For some people, reindeer embellishments, glitter and an overdose of red just scream tacky. If you’re one of those people who enjoys the more refined things in life, this simple table layout embraces the holiday season without screaming ‘SANTA’.

Best of all, it’s made up of stunning, minimalist pieces that can be used to uplift your dining table every single day of the year.

Recreate this table by adorning your table with a clean, white table cloth. Next, add a neutral runner with a metallic sheen to make it just a little bit special. Add neutral placemats and dot with cream and white plates. Finally, create a centerpiece that looks like it has been taken from nature itself. Dot glass candle holders in amongst pine branches for something that is undoubtedly festive.

The best part? All of these pieces can be used again! Well, apart from the pine leaves, but you are likely to get these for free.

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Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

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If you would like to embrace red in your Christmas table layouts, why not opt for flowers? Although red flowers, such as holly, are inevitably Christmassy, red floral pieces have the versatility to be used all year round too! A red table runner could be perfect for a Spring tea party, whereas red placemats are a must have for Summer bohemian decor.

Get this holly jolly look by teaming a white table cloth with an eye-catching, red floral table runner. Add white candles and an abundance of red flowers to create a striking centerpiece. If you would like more of a contrast, evergreen leaves and fircones will add the Winter outdoors to your table.

Dot every guests seat with a red floral placemat and top white napkins with red present bows. Keep cutlery and wine glasses plain to stop it from becoming too cluttered.

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Floral embroidered placemats

Bright Star Of Bethlehem

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Who ever thought to use a mirror as a table runner here is some sort of decor Einstein! This dreamy table layout looks like it’s been sprinkled with stardust and, luckily, the majority of these pieces can be used again!

To make your Christmas dinner guests all starry eyed, start by layering up your table with a plain, white table cloth. Next, add a long, rectangular mirror. Please note: ensure this is in the center of the table, no one wants to catch a glimpse of themselves eating Christmas dinner.

Add metallic silver placemats and top with white plates. Now for the fun part! Sprinkle stars and snowflakes evenly across your table cloth. Add an abundance of silver candle holders and two large silver vases. Fill your vases with ivy and top with candles. Next, recreate this with mini vases of ivy on every placemat. We are not exactly sure how to recreate that hanging garland, but if you manage it, you rock!

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Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

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Looking for a cute and fun layout that won’t cost you half of the contents of Santa’s sack? Ta-da! Cute, Festive, and using versatile pieces, this red patterned table reminds us of Rudolph’s cute red nose! The only really Christmassy things you will need to buy are these glittery reindeers. One dollar store: here we come!

Grab your finest white table cloth; it’s about to get a fun uplift! Add a retro printed red and white runner for some Festive cheer. Take some embellished plates and top them with a glittery Reindeer. Add DIY place cards between the antlers to make it really personal!

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These Fall Wedding Color Palettes Are Divine

When choosing Fall wedding color palettes, the choice goes far beyond the standard white and blush concoction. In nature, Fall is an abundance of stunning colors; a picture-perfect painting of golden leaves and burnished orange flora. What better place to draw Fall wedding inspiration from than nature itself?

Whether you are getting ready this Fall, next Fall, or just dream of saying those vows under the cool October sun, this inspiration post is dedicated to you! Here’s our favorite Fall wedding color palettes that are the sheer definition of ‘divine’.

Cranberry, Orange & Ivory
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This palette is a softer take on typical Fall colors. Burnished oranges are replaced with softer, more tangerine-like hues. Cranberry stunningly reflects the seasonal berries, whilst the ivory tones keep it traditional.

Cranberry bridesmaid dresses are a stunning choice for an Autumnal wedding. Darker hues will compliment the Fall landscape and will also ensure that the classic, ivory bridal gown really stands out. After all, this day is all about that lady in white! Tie the bridal party together with seasonal bouquets with pops of tangy orange and dark, green foliage.

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This mason jar seat embellishment is a must-do for wedding DIY-ers! The concoction consists of a glass jar, some ribbon and a bunch of Fall flora, making it an embellishment that is cheap and stunning in equal part.

For A Beauti-Fall Table

For a fresher look, begin by layering your tables with a clean, cream table cloth. Bring out cranberry and orange tones with a table runner and placemats. We recommend the damask style table runner and the floral paisley placemats.

Red, Rose & Green

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Exchange those vows surrounded by the classic colors associated with love: red and rose. But this isn’t your standard Valentine’s Day chocolate box palette; deeper reds and duskier pinks give it a classier and more grown up edge. Add dark forest green into the mix and you are looking at a palette that is reminiscent of a Fall forest fairy tale.

A deep green suit is a wonderful alternative for any groom, whilst dusky pink lace is what dreams are made of for vintage-loving brides.

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These lanterns look like they have been hand picked from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Red berries give an undeniable Fall edge to any classic red or pink rose adornment.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

When styling your table in this stunning palette, we would suggest keeping deep green to an absolute minimum. Leafy centerpieces will make the green look more complimentary and less St Paddy’s day! As for rose and red, keep them in perfect harmony in soft table runners and floral embellished place mats.

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Beige & Maroon

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Burgundy, Cream & Gold

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If you’re special day is headed into the Winter months, this palette is one way to make it look slightly festive, without it looking like a literal chorus of ‘Deck The Halls’.

Despite the combination of both velvet and glistening gold, the cream base of the table layout above ensures it looks classy.

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Burgundy is one of the few darker colors that can look truly uplifting and this is certainly true when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. Although darker bridesmaid dresses can be viewed as gothic, the plum undertones of this piece keeps it fresh and modern.

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A gold cake? This beauty shows that anything is truly possible! Deep red flowers and perfectly placed leaved make it look almost too pretty to eat.

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Despite gold being associated with Christmas, if used in moderation, it can look incredible. Vintage gold dining-ware and candles are a wonderful way to inject the color into your table layout without going overboard. The lace runner gives this table an extra innocent edge too.

Going For Gold

Out of all the Fall wedding color palettes, this one is undoubtedly the trickiest. However, keep the gold as an embellishment and the effect is perfect for Fall. Burgundy table runners with gold accents are a great way to do this.

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Orange & Navy

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If you are really looking for a color combination that your guests have never seen before, look no further than navy and orange! Because these two tones sit at exact opposites of the color wheel, they are incredibly complimentary. Plus: they are so Fall! Navy echoes the darkening skies, whilst orange refers to the falling leaves.

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Stripes and navy are like salt and pepper: they always seem to come hand in hand. Despite navy and white stripes having a nautical edge, orange tones make them incredibly Autumnal. To ensure that you’re table doesn’t look too cluttered, keep the majority of it plain.

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Navy has to be one of the most flattering colors out there and it makes a wonderful choice for Bridesmaid dresses.

In The Navy

You don’t have to be Einstein to know that orange is an incredibly brash color. To ensure it stays classy, decorate the majority of your tables navy and add bright splashes of orange in flowers and placemats.

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Hand embroidered rectangular tablecloth

Embroidered leaf placemats

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5 Spooky Halloween Table Layouts To try

It’s October, and although the stores may be starting to show signs of Christmas and Thanksgiving, we have our sights solely set on Halloween. Fun, theatrical and a total excuse to be a kid whether you’re 8 or 80, Halloween provides the perfect excuse for us to let our hair down! In between planning our outfits, and searching for fake blood, we have come across some incredible Halloween table layouts that are sure to give your home that spooky edge!

Whether you’re having an at-home Halloween party, or just want to embrace the fun spirit of the season, these spooky Halloween table layouts have got you covered!

For The Kids

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Halloween is made for kids, but to ensure the poor little ones don’t get nightmares, child-appropriate Halloween table layouts are a must! Keep the blood and gore aside and instead opt for cute ghosts, cartoon monsters and the odd eye ball here and there.

This Halloween table layout is a great example! It’s fun, colorful and still incorporates the ghoulish element of Halloween, but keeps it G-rated. Recreate by giving your table a black base with a table cloth. We recommend our hand embroidered rectangular tablecloth.  Add a sheer, spider-web like table runner and add a vibrant, orange-hued backdrop. The little ghosts can be recreated with cotton wool or by covering a stool with a white sheet.

Add cartoon monster stickers to elements of the decor to keep it fun and vibrant. Monster-themed foods and sweet treats will be a hit with the little ones!

For The Faint Hearted

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If you want to keep your party spooky, but not too gorey, this orange and black Halloween table layout is for you! The food is still Halloween themed, yet isn’t as body-part orientated as many other table layouts.

Give your table a pumpkin-hued base with an orange table cloth. Add a striped black and white backdrop for something reminiscent of beetle juice. If your table doesn’t allow for a backdrop, opt for our monochrome two tone embroidered placements for the same vibe.

This table-scape is all about the serving presentation! Give black bowls eyes and legs and turn them into spiders, serve chilli or soup in mini cauldrons and scatter creepy crawlies around the table.

For The Family

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Fun and easy Halloween table layouts can be a hit with the whole family! This simple orange and black layout is cheap to re-create, yet is still striking and fun.

Begin by adding a black table cloth to your table. Next, add two orange table runners for a pop of pumpkin.   Recreate this Halloween ‘tree’ by placing several large twigs in a transparent vase. Hand skeletons and spiderwebs on the twigs and add some fake arachnids to make it look super creepy.

One of the best things about the above layout is the way that the food has been organized by colors. Make it as striking as possible by placing white and orange foods on the black part of the table and vice versa.

For The Adults

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You’re never too old for Halloween, but perhaps some of the childlike Halloween table layouts don’t really float your boat? This vintage and gothic table layout is perfect for a classy murder mystery themed Halloween do, or just an adult get together.

To make it unexpectedly creepy, begin to decorate your table with an air of vintage romance. A clean, white tablecloth and tall candles give the air of an ancient mansion.

Cover your candlesticks in faux cobwebs, add wispery cotton candy to wine glasses and watch your adult-appropriate Hallloween night unfold.

 

For The Dare Devils

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If you are not squeamish and your guests have a good sense of humor, this dead body food platter might make your Halloween party one to remember!

Splatter an old pair of jeans and a shirt with blood, then add takeaway containers filled with meat to create faux organs.

This one is a NO if you have children though, it’s just a little bit too scary!

Our Halloween Picks

We’ve got your Halloween table layouts covered, from pumpkin-hued runners, to gothic tablecloths, let us help you get that decor look you want.

Jacquard Floral Table Runner

Jacquard floral table runner

Gold

Modern squares table cloth

Rustic Orange

Hand painted deluxe floral table runner

Sophisticated two tone embroidered placemats

Orange

Floral paisley placemats

 

 

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