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Reception Decoration
04 February 2008 10:13 am
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When it comes to decorating your wedding reception, it is said that the end result is only limited by your imagination. While this is perfectly true, what with all the themes, venues and other things available today, there are still some rudimentary details every reception will need to have. I'd like to discuss one of these details in this article. To be more exact, the very thing your guests will be sitting at during a large portion of the evening, the tables of the wedding reception.

Indeed, something present at all receptions are the tables where your guests will be seated. Selecting the right size of table and placing them in a way that will be easy to "navigate" for all those present is of the utmost importance. When it comes to table linens you should also keep in mind that the table/linen size ratio will help determine the overall look. Having a tablecloth with a very long overhang may prove less than ideal as it easily gets wrapped around the legs of those seated at the table. Especially for a disable guest in a wheelchair this is something you need to pay attention to.

From a very simple approach to very intricate, there are suitable decoration for wedding reception tables of any style imaginable. Here are a couple of ideas, just to get your mind racing with options that will go nicely with the them you have selected.

Simple napkin rings
These can be easily made by using ordinary toilet paper rolls, with fabric of a suitable color glued on. The paper rolls will ensure the right shape of the napkin rings and the fabric should be straightforward enough to pick out in a design that will complement the rest of your decor.

Use fruits
Fruits are a simply but wonderful way to decorate your reception tables, especially used as centerpieces.

The fruits should of course be picked in a color that matches the overall look of the occasion. Citrus fruits for example are a perfect match for shades of yellow, green and orange, while apples, grapes and pomegranates will accompany reds, purples and pinks perfectly.

Purchase the fruit only the day before the wedding so that it will not spoil. Place it in bowls at the center of each table, using tissue paper or greenery to fill out empty space. As an added bonus, if your guests do not eat all the fruit on the occasion, you can give the fruit as well as the bowls as presents for your guests.

The above was some rather simple aspects of decorating your wedding aspects. You need to keep in mind however, that getting the basics right is sometimes more important than overly focusing on stunning effects while forgetting about the essential elements of a great reception.


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