Wedding Table Decoration Collection
5 TOP TIPS on how to create a wedding tabletop by Caribbean Wedding
1. Dream it
Think of one key thing which will act as the inspiration for your Tempting Table. Maybe it’s the design of your invitations, your colour scheme, your flowers or perhaps a favourite dessert. Whatever it is, it helps to have a focal point around which to design the rest of your Tempting Table.
At the core of this Tempting Table were our company violet of purple and pink. Implementing a color palette to be used across all the items on the table gives it a coordinated and cohesive look.
With this in mind, we created bites such as peppermint creams and mini wine-colored cupcakes, vintage tea boxes and glass tea pot. Lavender was brought in a table top accessory and also referenced the Provencal style of the table. To prevent it becoming too contrived and over-styled, wicker and wooden display items were used.
2. Plan it
Tempting Tables take a lot of time, preparation and organisation to pull together, particularly since every one we do is bespoke, so make sure you leave yourself enough time to properly scope it out.
Lists are every bride’s best friend when planning a wedding and it will come as no surprise to know that Tempting Table planners use lots of them too to ensure that each one is delivered on time, on brief, to budget and with high attention paid to detail.
3. Style it
There’s plenty to think about when styling your Tempting Table, including the backdrop, table covering, presentation dishes, labels and of course the sweet items themselves. And as the old adage goes, sometimes less is most definitely more so don’t be afraid of clear space on the table to give your Tempting Table the chance to breathe. Remember that the eye naturally seeks out order and a symmetrical design provides this structure.
This Tempting Table took advantage of the interior pillars and elaborate cornicing as the centre point of the design, with a huge spray of flowers providing a link between the table and the setting.
If it’s well balanced with clean lines, a more unstructured look for a Tempting Table can also work well:
4. Make it
One of the benefits of a Tempting Table is that the design possibilities are endless and the potential to make it really unique for your wedding is huge. From a decoration perspective, if you can’t find what you’re after in the shops or don’t have a huge budget, then an option is to get creative and craft it yourself.
YouTube is a mine of useful tutorials and if you need to know how to make pretty much anything, from paper decorations to interesting labels chances are you’ll find a video on there.
The pale jute sack and nautical red glasses were introduced into this Nautical inspired Tempting Table were created by decoration company Caribbean Wedding to look like a sailor cabin.
Getting creative adds an even more personalised touch to your Tempting Table but will cost you your time, so enlist the help of your bridal party if necessary.
5. Taste it
Consider your guests when planning your menu. A Tempting Table catering for wedding guests aged 1-100 will involve different desserts and taste demands than one created for an intimate, adults only evening wedding reception. Introduce a mixture of flavours, textures and types of sweet items to provide variety and interest for your guests’ eyes and taste buds. Keep portions small and to bite-size dessert canapés.
And of course, do a trial run tasting session in the interests of quality control!
To find more tips, tricks and delicious treats on the Caribbean Wedding. These tips are a great starting point for styling your own wedding dessert table but bear in mind, if you do go the DIY route, it takes a lot of time and preparation. Caribbean Wedding is based in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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