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
The 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!