To design your perfect spring wedding table setting, you need to consider the style, colors, and formality of the affair. Spring is the season of new beginnings, which is a great theme to work with for your wedding. First, you will want to look through magazines, websites and to nature itself for your visual inspirations. Make a list of what you like best. Then, decide on a style that can unify your inspirations. To deliver on this style, you will want to decide on colors you find appealing that also suit the formality of the affair.
To set the perfect spring wedding table, start with seasonal linens and chairs. Spring colors tend to be bright and colorful, so even if your wedding colors are more subdued, don't be afraid to go bold with the linens and chairs. Wedding chairs can be covered in linens that match the table cloths, or they can be garden chairs that, depending on the vendor, usually come in a variety of colors including black, silver, gold, white and dark green. If you choose a neutral color like black, white, ivory or dark green to anchor the color scheme with the chairs and linens, consider employing table runners in a bright spring contrast: kelly or mint green, canary yellow, tangerine, peony pink, lavender or even poppy red.
If your style is classic, or formal, consider keeping the color palette neutral with one accent. If your style preference is bolder, modern, vintage - consider pairing two bright colors. Popular pairings include sky blue and chocolate brown, bright pink and bright green, tangerine and peacock, graphite grey and lemon yellow, poppy red and khaki. To get ideas for your own color pairings, shop invitation websites, and browse catalogues for your favorite fashion and home design retailers.
A seasonal centerpiece can also make the table setting perfect for spring. And, seasonal flowers are less expensive than flowers not in season. Some popular choices for spring flowers include: Calla Lily, Cherry Blossom, Freesia, Gardenia, Orchid, Peony, Pussy Willow, Wax Flower, and Zinnia. To familiarize yourself with seasonal flowers and their colors, visit your local florist the season before, or look up photos online. For a seasonal centerpiece that is not quite as floral, consider potted planters of spring grasses, moss, or floating candles with lotus blossoms.
To avoid the table looking too matching or coordinated, use the center piece to introduce new colors outside the agreed upon color scheme. To suit your style, consider that the design of the center piece should suit the formality of the affair. Generally, larger, taller centerpieces lend a more formal look to the table.
To perfect your spring wedding table setting, consider leaving festive favors at the top of the table setting. To conjure the spirit of spring, consider planting trees for your guests and leaving a note explaining the gesture next to the center piece. Personalize take-home favors or decorate place cards with a blossom motif, or in your favorite spring colors. Often times, setting the table can inform design choices for other elements of the wedding, so this is a great place to start decorating.