23 Wedding Table Setting Ideas for Every Season

Creative place cards, bold linens and unexpected china all come together to make these wedding table setting ideas shine.

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June 22, 2015

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Into the Woods

The place cards in this rustic setting by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo get some height from birch log slices that echo the wood bark chargers.

Gold, Greenery & Candles

Lining the length of the table, silver dollar eucalyptus and gold tapered candles add simple, elegant color to this formal table setting.

Go Green

Wheat sprigs and solidago tied together with twine create an organic feel for this table setting. Green linen napkins are elegantly layered with the plates and chargers. Set against the wood table, this look is a great option for a spring, summer or fall wedding.

Plated Petals

Fabric flower pom-pom pins add individual drama to each place setting in this stunning tablescape. As a bonus, guests can wear them at the wedding or take them home as favors.

Glitzy Table Runner

The otherwise simple white-on-white scheme here is made dressy with a DIY table runner made entirely out of metallic gold confetti. (The bottle of bubbly is an extra-luxurious touch from stylist Camille Styles.)

Stunning Southwest

Featuring gold hand-lettering, small slices of light pink agate denote seating arrangements at this eye-catching Southwestern-themed sweetheart table.

Repurposed Card Holders

These place card holders were made from an unlikely material: florist frog pins. Coated with gold spray paint and glitter, they're wedding-ready and hold the card stock name cards upright.

Beachy Texture

Let texture be the star of your table. Rustic, nautical elements like grasses, linen and driftwood are right at home at a seaside ceremony. Add a piece of personliazed driftwood at each place setting as a sweet, natural memento. See more of this gorgeous seaside wedding >>

DIY Sun Print Place Cards

Remember this fun craft you did as a kid? It's back in a big, grown up way. Cut and fold a completed sun print to make a chic, garden-themed place card, then write each guest's name with silver or gold permanent marker. Learn how to make sun prints >>

High Profile

Silhouettes of the bride and groom in profile would be beautiful place card keepsakes and a very vintage nod to tradition.

Stunning Stripes

Striped and patterned table linens are a hot wedding trend that's easy to incorporate. You can go bold in color as shown here or use something more subtle that guests can admire once they're seated.

Poetry and Plants

Consider all the details for the wedding table setup to make a beautiful vignette that complements your style. Here, plant sprigs paired with lines of love poetry make lovely place cards for a rustic, woodland themed wedding.

Festive for Fall

If you're planning a fall wedding, take advantage of the seasonal colors and include them in your palette. Throw in unexpected colors like pink to change up the autumnal tones. Gourds make lovely vases, too.

Bright and Springy

Spring doesn't have to be all about pastels. It's okay to bring in bold punches of color that complement them. Coral, celadon, hot pink and light aqua all work together to create this beautiful setting.

Vintage Tea Party

Vintage elegance is all the rage in weddings these days. Having a charming backyard wedding? Dainty tea cups with handmade place cards and floral print plates will perfectly accent that.

Winter Wonderland

Silver and white mixed with red and blush floral arrangements makes for a beautiful winter setting that's both timeless and elegant. Set the table with mercury glass votives and candlesticks for an added dose of class.

Apple Orchard

Pass on the traditional pumpkin look for fall and opt for apples instead. Incorporate the apple theme into the food and drink menu as well by serving warm apple cider and apple-flavored desserts.

Potted Plants

No need for fresh cuts here! Potted plants are a stunning and sometimes less-expensive alternative to fresh cut blooms. 

Bold + Exotic Color

You can use bold color and still be tasteful. Try turquoise and gold, for instance. For this look, dark magenta flowers, succulents and greenery fill the centerpiece to complement the place setting without overwhelming the tablescape. 

Lace + Burlap

Lace and burlap are a match made in heaven for a sweet, country wedding day. For a light and springy feel, use soft yellow and lavender as shown here or you can vary the color scheme to master the look for any season.

Rustic Elegance

Vintage medicine bottles, brass candlesticks and wooden flower boxes create a classy farm-to-table look perfect for a barn-style wedding.

Citrus in the Summer

The citrus duo orange and yellow pair perfectly together for a Southern summer wedding. For an outdoor reception in the middle of the heat, consider serving your guests sparkling lemonade to help them cool down.

Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Use an assortment of gray, white and painted metallic pumpkins for a classy approach to a fall setting. Mini white pumpkins make great place card holders and double as favors.

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