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14 Wedding Table Setting Trends for 2020: From Bold Colors to Disco Balls and Beyond

14 Wedding Table Setting Trends for 2020: From Bold Colors to Disco Balls and Beyond
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From the tables where your guests will dine, to hor d’oeuvres stations, place cards, cake display tables and more, every tabletop at your wedding reception is an opportunity to make an impression on your guests, and manifest your wedding vision for all to see and enjoy. It’s no wonder you want your tabletops to stand out, and feel, well, like you! As we enter a new decade, there are so many exciting and eclectic new wedding tabletop trends to try. Traditional tables are a thing of the past. Say goodbye to cream and blush. Bold color and shiny metallics are taking over. Symmetry is so 2019. Two-thousand and twenty is all about geometric shapes, varying textures, graphic light displays, and sculptural elements. Read on to find out about all the hottest trends for wedding table settings, along with tips and products to help each trend come to life at your wedding.

 

 

Shopping for Wedding Tabletop Decor for the New Decade

 

Tips:

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the infinitesimal decisions you’re making about your wedding. Take it one step at a time. Make a list of the tables you need to design: place card display table, cake display table, food and beverage stations, dining tables. Then ask yourself if you want to weave a consistent theme throughout each tabletop, or go for an eclectic vibe, giving each table its own personality. As you scroll through each trend below, you may get a better sense of your vision for the space. One final thing to do: Check with your venue to see what they provide, such as tea lights and table linens. You can always add your own personal stamp on top of what you’re already paying for!

 

 

2020 Wedding Table Decor Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

You can spend a bit more on decor that won’t be repeated at other tables. For instance, you’ll likely only have one cake display table, so if you want to include a particular element there, it’s a one time cost. However, a theme you want to see repeated at every dining table is different. Be sure to figure if you’ll be placing candles and florals at 12 tables, your cost is going to multiply quickly. Below, we share ideas big and small, from a colorful photo frame for just over $10 to a bold LED light display that costs over $100. As you peruse our ideas, consider which speak to you and fit your budget.

 

 

Color:

The use of Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, is a huge trend we’ll be seeing at weddings in 2020. Bold, brave color (think corals and bright blues) is also hot, as is incorporating metallics into your tablescapes. 

 

 

Style:

Tabletops in 2020 are bold, bright, fun, and adventurous! That said, if you prefer a more refined table, don’t be afraid to keep scrolling. Romantic candles and lush florals are also on-trend as we enter a new decade. There are no rules except to experiment, have fun, and express yourself with your wedding tabletops.  

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Personalized Item

Name Napkin Rings

Price: $13.00See Reviews

Personalization is still a huge trend in the new decade. These name napkin rings made of natural wood play into other wedding trends like micro weddings, which allow you to cater specifically to more guests and the use of eco-friendly products.

Specifications:
Natural wood
1/8 inch thick
Set of 3

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Coolest Geometric Shapes

Flameer Tea Light Candle Holder

Price: $37.00See Reviews

This spin on the traditional votive plays into the trend of using geometric shapes to create tablescapes. Also, candles never go out of style, as they automatically create a romantic, soft ambiance. The more the better if you ask us (and, well, most wedding guests).

Specifications:
Set of 8
13 x 10 cm
Candle not included

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Most Unique Terrariums

Personalized Glass Reception Gift Card Holder

Price: $57.00

Terrariums will be everywhere at weddings in 2020. Try this one, placed in a reception area for use as a card holder, or display botanicals, shells or other meaningful items so your guests get a better sense of you two as a couple. We love that this vendor offers free monogramming, which makes the case a special wedding day memento to keep, well, for as long as you both shall live!

Specifications:
10 x 6 x 8 inches
Glass and metal

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Best ‘Something Blue’ Idea

Bohemian Wildflower Mason Jar

Price: $17.00

Place personalized mason jars, which integrate trends like Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, and botanicals (more on that later), at a signature drink station. Or use a few to display flowers among candles at a serving station. Incorporate the jars with flowers into centerpieces, and then keep them or let guests take the jars home as favors.

Specifications:
Glass
20 ounces
4.5 x 3.25 x 5.75 inches
Customize on 2 sides
Hand-painted flower

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Best Table Candles

Bluecorn Beeswax Raw Tapers

Price: $42.00See Reviews

Candles in abundance make 2020’s wedding tabletop trend list. We love that these highly-rated beeswax candles are also 100 percent natural, as eco-consciousness is another huge trend in wedding decor. Check out colors like classic blue and apricot, another on-trend hue for 2020.

Specifications:
12 inches
8 tapers
Paraffin and lead-free

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Coolest Lanterns

Set of 3 Varying Size Lanterns

Price: $163.00

Lanterns look lovely at a place card display table or food station. Fill this multi-sized, rustic set with candles, or create terrariums by arranging succulents and stones inside.

Specifications:
Set of 3
Large 20.5 x 29.5 x 39.75 inches
Medium 9 x 9 x 29.5 inches
Small 7 x 7 x 20.5 inches

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Best Metallic Idea

Jewel Tone Mercury Glass Votives

Price: $60.00

Mix metallics into your tablescapes for added drama and visual diversity. These silver and gold blown-lime glass votives are a fail-proof way to try out the trend on your wedding tabletops.

Specifications:
Set of 24
2.5 x 2.5 inches

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Best Monochrome Decor

Amethyst Sculpture

Price: $59.00

We’re seeing sculptural elements and geodes on wedding tabletops this year, as well as monochromatic decor. Go for an all purple look, and incorporate this visually-stunning amethyst piece. Incidentally, amethyst is believed to contain purifying and protective powers, so your guests can thank you later!

Specifications:
3 x 5 x 3 inches
Larger size also available
Natural amethyst

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Best Use of Watercolor

Clear Blank Acrylic Sheets and Bases

Price: $44.00See Reviews

Here’s a fun DIY table number idea that capitalizes on the watercolor trend. Use oil-based paint to create a vibrant watercolor look on these blank acrylic sheets. Then, try your hand at paint penning the numbers. So pretty, right?

Specifications:
5 x 7 inches
Walnut base
Set of 12

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Best Floral Touch

Dried Baby’s Breath

Price: $14.00See Reviews

We’re seeing a trend of mixing fresh, dried, and artificial florals together to create layered and visually dramatic centerpieces and backdrops. Baby’s breath is a simple, neutral flower you can incorporate into any color scheme.

Specifications:
23.63 inches tall
3 stems each
Metal wires

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Best Use of Bold Color

Ornate Picture Frame

Price: $12.00

We love this mint photo frame, which plays into the bold color trend popping up at weddings in 2020. Order several and place them around the venue with pictures of you and your spouse together to help share your unique story.

Specifications:
4 x 6
Also available in mauve

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Best Light Displays

Custom Neon Sign

Price: $120.00

Make a bold, colorful statement with a custom neon light installation. This funky sign is made with LED lights and flexible silicone tubes. It will electrify any space, like above a drink station or your wedding cake display table.

Specifications:
Size customizable
8 x 12 inches for price listed

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Best Table Linens

Personalized Dessert Table Runner

Price: $22.00

“A sweet ending to a new beginning” is embroidered on this custom table runner that's sure to delight your wedding guests. Choose from a multitude of fabric and thread colors, and add your name for an even more custom feel.

Specifications:
Handmade
Cotton
16 x 72 inches
Finished seam edge

14 of 14 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Use of Disco Balls

Flower Vase

Price: $70.00

We are loving that disco balls have made a comeback this year! Try the trend with this vase you can fill with flowers or a plant, and place the eye-catching piece at a food or beverage table. We also love the vase as centerpiece on each table. Either way, you’ll definitely hear your guests talking about it.

Specifications:
8 inches
With or without draining holes