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34 Creative Table Runner Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

January 24, 2017 | nicole

creative table runner ideas

When it comes to reception table styling, the options are endless! Filling long tables can make this task a little daunting with so much space to decorate. A great table runner can be a real wedding décor workhorse, both in the space it occupies and the sense of personality it offers. When you close your eyes, what do you envision beneath your centerpieces and table numbers? Don’t have a clear vision? Get inspired by these 34 creative table runner ideas; there’s something here for everyone!

Crêpe

The crinkled, effortless look of crêpe adds a dose of romantic charm to your table decor and overall reception ambiance. You truly can’t go wrong with crêpe, whether you’re inside or outside, or use the lightweight fabric on your all farm tables in a soft neutral shade or just to highlight your sweetheart table with a bold-hued fabric!

8L0A8802-600x900 photo by B. Matthews Creative, wedding design by JM Wedding Group; see more from this wedding here!

Ethereal-and-Dark-Winter-Wedding-Inspiration-Fresh-and-Wood-46-600x900 photo by Yeray Cruz, wedding design by Fresh & Wood; see more from this wedding here!

Get-Your-Moody-Color-Palette-Inspiration-from-This-Late-Fall-Wedding-Shoot-Lindsay-Nickel-Photography-2-600x899 photo by Lindsay Nickel, wedding design by Calyx Floral Design; see more from this wedding here!

we-guarantee-youll-get-butterflies-over-this-dreamy-emerald-wedding-inspiration-11-600x810 photo by Nadine Berns Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Lace

Perfect for celebrations with a rustic or elegant aesthetic, lace provides a bit of vintage texture to your wedding reception. With so many intricate and unique lace patterns to choose from, you can find one that speaks to your personality as couple, or mix it up with a different one on every table!

Modern-Rustic-Red-Sage-Green-Wedding-Castleton-Farms-43-600x899 photo by Finch Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Passionate-Winter-Elopement-Inspiration-at-Emerald-Lake-Lolo-Nola-Photography-10 photo by Lolo & Noa Photography, wedding design by Simply Sisters; see more from this wedding here!

Libby-and-Nate-Kate-Morrow-Photography-Junebug-Weddings-19-600x899 photo by Kate Morrow Photography, wedding design by Red Heels Events; see more from this wedding here!

Fe-and-Frances-Angga-Permana-Photo-Junebug-Weddings-17-600x799 photo by Angga Permana Photo, wedding design by Bali Wedding Solutions; see more from this wedding here!

Stylish-Hawaiian-Wedding-White-Orchid-Beach-House-16 photo by Anna Kim Photography, wedding design by Patty Flax; see more from this wedding here!

Moss

Whether your reception is indoors or outdoors, a strip of moss down the center of your table achieves a perfectly au natural affect. Complement the moss with other natural accents like driftwood, antlers, fruit and berries, terrariums, and small arrangements of flowers. We also love the addition of a few tall candlesticks to give your look some levels!

a-folksy-ohio-wedding-at-grandma-and-grandpas-house-8-600x900 photo by Coley & Co Photography; see more from this wedding here!

boho-wedding-inspiration-in-the-lush-little-cottonwood-canyon-7-600x902 photo by Nhiya Kaye Photography, wedding design by Wildflower Weddings and Events; see more from this wedding here!

Luxe-Natural-Indoor-Wedding-Inspiration-Barrow-Mansion-23-600x900 photo by Cyrience Creative Studios, wedding design by The Judy Lab; see more from this wedding here!

IMG_0881-Edit-600x900 photo by Kymberlie Dozois, wedding design by Sarah Alexandra Weddings, Events & Design; see more from this wedding here!

naturally-boho-maine-wedding-at-the-lookout-27-600x900 photo by Emily Delamater Photography, wedding design by Take Off Events; see more from this wedding here!

Macramé

It’s no secret that macramé is a huge trend right now. Macramé table runners give your reception a bohemian feel that simultaneously relaxes your guests and impresses them with your attention to detail. Complement your macramé table runner with wildly arranged florals and greenery and an eclectic assortment of vases and tableware.

relaxed-boho-north-carolina-wedding-at-rock-quarry-farm-32-600x400 photo by Brett & Jessica; see more from this wedding here!

whimsically-boho-wedding-inspiration-right-this-way-at-long-meadow-farm-14-600x900 photo by Rivkah Photography, wedding design by Trend Decor; see more from this wedding here!

Industrial-Garden-Wedding-Inspiration-Garfield-Park-Conservatory-Erika-Mattingly-Photography-35-600x900 photo by Erika Mattingly, wedding design by Lil Epic Event Design; see more from this wedding here!

a-romantic-french-elopement-with-roses-cacti-and-macrame-at-souston-lake-14-600x900 photo by Forester Fotógrafos, wedding design by Lace and Bloom; see more from this wedding here!

Romantic-Botanical-Wedding-Inspiration-Two-Be-Wed-5-of-19-600x806 photo by Caitlin B Photography, wedding design by Two Be Wed; see more from this wedding here!

Garland of Greenery

Talk about killing two birds with one stone! Instead of a table runner and centerpieces, opt for a lush garland of greenery down the center of your farm tables. Coordinate with your florist to select interesting leaf shapes and pairings. Keep it natural and minimalist with a garland of pure greenery, or give your tables a pop of color with a few blooms scattered along the garland!

California-Wedding-Inspiration-Puts-Modern-Twist-Irish-Tradition-45-600x900 photo by Jessie Schultz Photography, wedding design by Abby Lee Events, floral design by Collected with Love; see more from this wedding here!

an-intimate-amalfi-coast-wedding-that-doesnt-skimp-on-style-45-600x900 photo by Kelly Rae Stewart Photography, wedding & floral design by Villa San Giacomo; see more from this wedding here!

Natural-Industrial-Wedding-at-The-NP-Event-Space-Amanda-Marie-Studio-505-600x902 photo by Amanda Marie Studio, floral design by Whimsy Design; see more from this wedding here!

Understated-Italian-Wedding-at-Villa-Regina-Teodolinda-Cinzia-Bruschini-26 photo by Cinzia Bruschini, wedding & floral design by JCG Events; see more from this wedding here!

Organic-Industrial-Wedding-at-the-Lusac-Confectionery-Andrew-Franciosa-Studio-0064 photo by Andrew Franciosa Studio, floral design by Anthology Studio; see more from this wedding here!

Patterned

We’ve got a soft spot for beautiful patterns, and your table runner is a great place to employ them! Throwing a destination wedding? Use local textiles in unique prints to wow your guests. Got an especially bold print? A black and white fabric keeps things from getting too busy with everything else going on in your table décor.

Bohemian-Texas-Wedding-Sage-Hill-Inn-Above-Onion-Creek-Geoff-Duncan-9-of-34-600x900 photo by Geoff Duncan Photography, wedding design by Bird Dog Wedding; see more from this wedding here!

Bohemian-Beach-Wedding-9-600x899 photo by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, wedding design by Four Winds Weddings and Events; see more from this wedding here!

if-you-love-bright-colors-this-heide-modern-art-gallery-wedding-is-for-you-41-600x899 photo by Madeline Druce Photography, wedding design by Sooti; see more from this wedding here!

Modern-Glam-Wedding-Front-Palmer-Lauren-Fair-36-of-49-600x900 photo by Lauren Fair Photography, wedding design by Q/A Designs; see more from this wedding here!

Joshua-Tree-Elopement-Inspiration-Colorful-Southwestern-Vibes-4 photo by Hartman Outdoor Photography, wedding design by Jessie Jo Events; see more from this wedding here!

Sequins

For some brides, a wedding isn’t a wedding without a little sparkle! One of our favorite places to see the glitz and glam is in a sequin table runner. Play with volume in the width of your sequin fabric, size of your sequins, and the space between each sparkly circle.

This-Kildara-Farms-Wedding-is-Full-of-Antique-European-Details-Rivkah-Photography-7-600x400 photo by Rivkah Photography, wedding design by Fresh View Events; see more from this wedding here!

chevron photo by Erik Clausen, wedding design by Mele Amore; see more from this wedding here!

nicole-and-fernando-30-of-40 photo by Sarah Culver Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Elegant-Fall-Wedding-Inspiration-Marina-Mauletkali-Photography-8441-600x900 photo by Marina Mauletkali Photography, wedding design by Petals by the Shore; see more from this wedding here!

Stunning-Hyatt-Regency-Indian-Wells-Wedding-27-of-36-600x900 photo by Ryan Horban Photography, wedding design by Celebrations of Joy; see more from this wedding here!

Looking for even more table décor inspiration? Check out these ideas for what to put on your farm table to make your wedding reception beautifully yours!

xoxoNicole

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One Comment

  1. Great ideas. I did a wedding with moss last year (“enchanted garden” theme)….it was super cute :-)

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