How to Cre­ate your Wed­ding Tablescape

Cre­at­ing a tablescape for your wed­ding at Lesner Inn can seem like a daunt­ing task, espe­cially because most peo­ple plan­ning their own wed­ding are not pro­fes­sion­als. How­ever, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be dif­fi­cult as long as you fol­low these help­ful tips and tricks!

Choose your color scheme
Color schemeThe best place to start is by choos­ing your color scheme for the wed­ding recep­tion! Some things that you should keep in mind when choos­ing your col­ors are what col­ors and accents are already seen around your wed­ding venue. Luck­ily, at Lesner Inn, both of our spaces are very neu­tral with wooden floors and golden accents so this doesn’t require too much thought. You should also make sure you don’t select col­ors all within the same hue so that you cre­ate dimen­sion through­out the room!

Choose your linen col­ors
We know this may seem the same as tip num­ber 1, but the way you incor­po­rate your color scheme into your tablescape has so many vari­a­tions. Not every color that is in your palette needs to be a linen color. For exam­ple, if you choose a color scheme like the one to the right, you should only choose two or three of the col­ors to be used as linens. Choose at least one dark or bold color with a com­pli­men­tary or neu­tral color to tie it all together! The rest of the col­ors can be used in flo­ral arrange­ments, menu cards, sig­nage, and uplight­ing!

Cre­ate your floor plan
Once you’ve selected which col­ors to use for your linens, you should cre­ate a floor plan so you have an idea of the dif­fer­ent tables you will need to linen and place cen­ter­pieces on. If you’re choos­ing tables of dif­fer­ent sizes to keep up with the lat­est wed­ding trends, we sug­gest alter­nat­ing your linen col­ors to make those tables stand out. Here is a great exam­ple from one of our favorite wed­dings at Lesner Inn!


Above: Echard Wheeler Photography

Plan your cen­ter­pieces
While we think flo­ral arrange­ments make the best wed­ding cen­ter­pieces, we under­stand that doing this on every table can get a bit pricey. Meet with your florist to price out the arrange­ments you want at each table. If you need to cut back on your flo­ral bud­get, con­sider doing some tables with flow­ers and oth­ers with float­ing can­dle arrange­ments, or you could mix the two like in the photo below! You should come pre­pared with pho­tos of the arrange­ments you like using your color scheme and make note of any must have flow­ers. We hear dahlias are trend­ing for 2019!


Above: Kelly Stin­son Photography

One of our favorite things about our job is see­ing all of the dif­fer­ent color schemes and tablescapes that our clients come up with! We under­stand that wed­ding plan­ning can be stress­ful at times, but in the end we hope that the expe­ri­ence is as enjoy­able for you as it is for us!

If you need any help plan­ning your Lesner Inn wed­ding, please reach out to us at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 7574811122. We hope to hear from you soon!

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