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.
Photo by Annette Navarro; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events
Photo by Karlisch Photography
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Special Events
Photo by Vue Photography
Photo by Aaron and Jillian Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs
Photo by Premack Weddings; Planning & Design by Engaging Affairs
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.