Inspiring Patterned Table Linens for Your Wedding Reception

See if decking your wedding tables in prints is right for your fête!

Inspiring Patterned Table Linens for Your Wedding Reception

Photo: Steve Steinhardt

Similar to one's taste in fashion, there are two sides to every bride: those who like patterns in their décor and those who prefer solids and neutrals. The primary area where this preference comes into play is in the table linens. While beautiful tablecloths with crisp colors look absolutely wonderful for any celebration, a reception table can be truly transformed through the use of linens featuring patterns – whether a head table, sweetheart table, or all of the guest tables.

From bold stripes and dark, moody brocade-inspired styles, to soft and neutral varieties with a glimmer of golden decadence, there are so many lovely linens available for couples to choose from. If you're afraid to use pattern at the reception itself, why not cover a few tall tables with linens featuring a stylized motif at the cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner? Pattern play can also lend itself extremely well to outdoor events – particularly destination weddings, where palm prints in festive hues will fully embody the tropical locale, and garden parties that showcase botanical styles that complement the surroundings.

Take a look at the gorgeous reception tables below – all featuring patterned linens. To see more from these real weddings, rehearsal dinners, and styled shoots, click each photo!

Beautiful tent wedding reception with neutral patterned linens on tables

Photo by Annette Navarro; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

Pretty pattern neutral linens at wedding reception table white

Photo by Elisabeth Millay; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events; Planning & Design by DFW Events

Stylish destination wedding in hawaii outdoor reception pattern linen reception palm blue

Photo by Steve Steinhardt

Outdoor wedding reception cocktail hour with small cocktail tables pattern linens

Photo by Vue Photography; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events; Linens by Nüage Designs

Alfresco rehearsal dinner flower print linen on long table patterned linens

Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Special Events

Matthew Stafford nfl rehearsal dinner wedding bright blue linens on tables

Photo by Vue Photography

Light neutral patterned linens at wedding reception long table

Photo by Aaron and Jillian Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Bright pink linens at wedding styled shoot table inspired by Chanel and Alexander McQueen

Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Invitations & Calligraphy by Ceci New York; Linens by Nüage Designs; Planning & Design by Jordan Payne Events

Bold striped navy white table cloth linen at wedding rehearsal dinner

Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Invitations & Menu by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Sequin chevron print wedding table linen reception purple lighting

Photo by Premack Weddings; Planning & Design by Engaging Affairs

Dark pattern linen at wedding reception table black and gold

Photo by Duke Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

For more wedding reception inspiration, view unique charger plates to transform your tablescapes, see stylish décor for the bride and groom's chairs, and discover bar designs that will wow your guests.