For any wedding reception, the head table (and the couple!) should be the center of attraction. You can go for a traditional approach in decorating it or have bold pieces to grab your guests’ attention. It should still work well with your overall theme, though, so make sure to not leave the design process to the last minute.
1. Vintage Mirrors Backdrop
If you want to have a vintage feel to your wedding, hang a few mirrors with antique frames behind your head table.
2. Hanging Driftwood/Branches Backdrop
Make use of stunning driftwood or flowering branches by hanging it over your head table. Try to keep it parallel to your table to add length to the space. Add a few lights or flowers to make it fun!
3. Hanging Lanterns
Antique Moroccan lanterns will add more romance and a touch of elegance to your wedding. You can place them on your table along with a few flowers or hang them just above your head table.
4. Burlap & Lights
For a soft and intimate feel, make use of burlap and small lights for you head table. How you use these materials is up to you – you can have them at the back, or have them envelop your table.
5. Flowers & Lights
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If you do not want to incorporate burlap into your wedding, replace them with a softer fabric like tulle and add lots of flowers with the similar hue. The small lights will still work for this kind of setup, btw!
6. Knotted Rope
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Literally tie a knot using a sailing rope and drape it over your sweetheart table. It is simple, inexpensive, and quite charming!
7. Antique Couch
Instead of using the chairs included in your rentals, opt to use a lovely antique couch for you and your partner to sit on. Besides providing you with more intimacy and comfort, your wedding will have a homey vibe to it.
8. Wooden Doors Backdrop
Have a customized backdrop done for your head table using old wooden doors. Drape some lights over it for a dramatic effect.
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Make your head table feel cozier by having a canopy over it. You can design it depending on your wedding motif.
10. Chalkboard Backdrop
Make a statement (literally) by having a big chalkboard behind your table with a written message in cursive.
11. Chalkboard Signs
You can also opt for small chalkboards to be placed in front of your seats with proper designations.
12. Mr & Mrs Backdrop
Clearly mark your head table having it in front of a huge Mr & Mrs backdrop complete with lovely lights.
13. Mr & Mrs Signs
If you do not want to have a huge sign at your wedding, search or make your own Mr & Mrs signs and place it in front of your table.
14. Cedarwood with Lace Runner
Keep décor to a minimum and look for a charming cedar wood table. Add a few lace, candles, and flowers to it for more character.
15. L-O-V-E Wooden Sign
Have a bold L-O-V-E wooden sign with built-in lights in front of your head table. It is an effective way to draw focus on your table without being too overpowering.
16. Wood Planks Backdrop
Wood planks of different lengths and shades will make a lovely and simple backdrop. Include a few flower arrangements to your head table in contrast to the planks’ ruggedness.
17. Burlap & Lace Backdrop
For a mixture of soft and rough, you can try mixing lace and burlap alternately for your head table’s backdrop. Hang this behind your head table with several lights to create depth.
18. Burlap & Lace Table Cover
You can also use lace and burlap to decorate your head table in different ways, as a table skirt or as runners.
19. Painted Wood Planks
You can easily create your own statement piece for your head table by putting together several wood planks horizontally and painting a heart over it. Place this in front of your table and surround it with several flower arrangements,
20. Dressed-Up Chairs
For a more traditional setup, you can choose to subtly bring attention to your head table by dressing up your chairs. You can attach flowers to the back, drape it with lace, and even add a sign at the back to indicate which is for the bride or groom.
21. Sequined Table Cover
Opt for a small, round sweetheart table and have it covered with a gold-sequined cloth for some sparkle. Place flowers of white or pink shades on top to give it soft dimensions.
22. Overflowing Flowers
Keep it natural and make your head table stand out by having an overflow of flower arrangements on and around it.
Remember, you can go as simple or as extravagant as you want. The head table often plays a big role in creating the ambiance for the wedding reception, so just focus on elements that reflect the feel you want and, of course, you and your partner’s personalities.