Use This Wedding Reception Table Checklist for Stress-Free Styling

March 20, 2018 | nicole

photo by Carla Penoncelli

Trying to nail every detail on your wedding day can be quite the undertaking, so we put together a handy wedding reception table checklist to help you hit every mark! From standard décor like your centerpiece and table numbers to what goes in a traditional place setting, we’ve got you covered with every item you can choose from for your reception tables. We even included a few ideas to help you style your tables full of personality with curated pieces that match your vibe.

photo by Illuminate Photography, floral design by Wildeflower

Standard Decor

  • Table Number
  • Centerpiece

Choose 1-2 of the following

  • Garland
  • Table Cloth
  • Table Runner
  • Placemat

Choose 1-4 of the following

  • Tall Vases
  • Short Vases
  • Candlesticks – Tall Candles
  • Votives – Tealight Candles

photo by Melissa Marshall, event planning by Diana Romo, floral design by Maria Limon

Accent Decor

Choose 2-5 of the following depending on wedding style

  • Geometric Pieces
  • Photo Frames
  • Books
  • Globes
  • Family Heirlooms
  • Lanterns
  • Antiques
  • Potted Plants
  • Fruit
  • Geodes + Crystals
  • Antlers + Animals Skulls
  • Wood Rounds
  • Driftwood
  • Shells
  • Jars + Bottles
  • Terrariums

photo by Emily Magers Photography, event planning by LVL Weddings & Events, floral design by Oak & the Owl

Place Setting

  • Charger
  • Dinner Plate
  • Salad Plate
  • Salad Fork
  • Dinner Fork
  • Dinner Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Soup Spoon
  • Cake Fork
  • Water Glass
  • Wine Glass
  • Napkin
  • Napkin Ring
  • Napkin Accent
  • Place Card
  • Place Card Holder
  • Menu
  • Favor


Now that you’ve selected vases and place settings for your reception tables, use our wedding floral checklist to incorporate flowers throughout your day!

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One Comment

  1. Awesome post, Nicole. This is the most detailed checklist I have seen so far. It should help a lot of couples.

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