Minimalistic Wedding Table Ideas by Baie Goeters

Wedding Table Ideas

Wedding Table Ideas – The reception tables at your wedding need to be decorated but they also need to be functional. In this blog Irusha from Baie Goeters gives you a clear breakdown of what is most important and how to ensure that one item can have multiple uses and impact on the overall look and feel.

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Functional Decorations

To start out, Irusha from Baie Goeters suggests looking at the functional “decorations” first. Your cutlery, crockery, chairs, lighting and of course the table. Depending on your budget and theme, these are the items you can play around with, but really they are the essentials.

Plates can be hired with incredible colours and textures. The classic white plate works well with any theme and can be dressed up or down by choosing a napkin that goes with your theme.

Pops of colour

If you have minimalistic wedding table ideas or a low budget for flowers, you can make your table more dramatic and fun by adding pops of colour with your cutlery and candles. By adding darker candles you can change a classic look to something more industrial and alternative – These are two big trends at the moment.

Remember, you can look for candles that you can recycle, this will be better on your budget. Pillar candles can be recycled, rented and they stand alone. Dinner candles can not be recycled and will need to be placed in holders.

A quick tip: Gold and Copper holders work well with any theme.


Glasses will be used for functionality and you can create amazing depths with glasses. If you do not have many flowers on your table. Go for different shaped and sized glasses. Long Champagne flutes with no stem wine glasses work really well, to pull the eye from above to below.

You can keep your expenses low by not having a table cloth. If you choose to have a table cloth you will be able to create various layered looks and add more colour. The same applies to your chairs and chair covers.


After you have all your functional decor, you can look at flowers. Greenery is a big trend at the moment, Eucalyptus is one of the most common ones used. One of the main reasons – besides looking incredible, is that it is cost-effective.

Keep in mind that although they are cheaper, you may need to use a lot and that can push the budget up. So if you have been dreaming of using expensive flowers, think of using them sparingly. By separating the flowers and placing them in different vases you can create a beautiful look with the expensive flowers you have always wanted.

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