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Elliston Wedding Tips | Head Table Decor

So many times we see brides and grooms putting so much effort into the design of their dining tables for the wedding reception. From the flowers, to the menu cards, and the linens, every detail is planned out. But sometimes, brides and grooms are so focused on what their guest’s tables will look like, that they forget about decorating their own!

Adding some gorgeous details to your sweetheart or head table is so easy! We wanted to share some of our favorite ways to spice up your table.


Make Use of Your Ceremony Flowers

Everyone loves to add gorgeous blooms to their ceremony site, but after the ceremony is over, don’t let those flowers go to waste! Make use of your ceremony flowers to add some color to your head table.

The gazebo spray can be easily removed, and added to the center of your sweetheart or head

YJM Photography

YJM Photography

table. Ask your florist how large your gazebo spray will be, you don’t want it taking over your head table!

We love this gorgeous example from The Flower House.



If you have a garland on your gazebo, ask your florist if it is possible to make it in one piece. After the ceremony, your garland can be laid across your head table for a gorgeous look.

Champagne Lamor Napkins

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Ask your coordinator how long your head table will be, and arrange with your florist to have your garland be roughly the same length.


Set the Backdrop

Let’s face it, no matter what, the day of your wedding, all eyes are going to be on you! There’s no better way to highlight your table, than to add a gorgeous back drop! Not only do backdrops add amazing detail and texture to the reception room, they also look amazing in photos! Check out these examples of beautiful drapes and backdrops!

Add Some Color!

We know that specialty linens can really add up, but why not do something special for your table? Add some texture or color to your table by adding a full table cloth, overlay or a runner!

Cauchi Photography

Cauchi Photography

Gus Dizon Photography

Paco & Betty Photography

"Elliston is beautiful and there are many good spots to take pictures. One of the highlights was our day-or-coordinator, Kimberley. I had so many questions that came up while I was planning our wedding and Kimberley was always quick to respond. The day of our wedding, she kept everything on schedule and we got several comments from guests about how on top of it she was. Without her, we only would have gotten through half of what was planned for the day. She also made sure all of my decor items were set up exactly how I wanted. Thank you!" - Samantha & Brian - September 15, 2019