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What to Use as a Fall Wedding Table Decoration

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/14/2006 | Marriage

For many people, the greatest joy of a fall wedding is to sit around the table and eat the food offered at the wedding. (Of course, they will never admit this!) Considering that a wedding is such a unique and special event, the dinner served at the wedding should be unique and special as well. This special flavor and uniqueness should not be limited to just the food that is served at the wedding, but should also embody a certain look and feel to the actual table decorations. This is something that has a tendency to be overlooked by many wedding planners, but it is a sincerely important facet of the wedding that should never be bypassed.

Yes, having a simple, functional wedding table decoration set up would provide the baseline necessity of what the wedding table should offer, but it will certainly not be unique nor memorable.  And who would want a wedding that did not provide as many things as possible that would provide as many memorable aspects as possible?

Since a decision was made to hold the wedding in the fall, it would go without saying that the wedding table decoration should be follow the pattern of consistency by containing the look and feel of the fall season. This would include the colors and items that are commonly associated with that time of the year. Such items would, of course, include food and desserts.

Probably the most common fall wedding table decorations that are available will include items that are commonly associated with fall harvests. Such items would be plastic grapes, acorns, apples, mushrooms, leaves, squirrels, and even hedgehogs!

The key is, however, not to just pile a ton of different table decorations on top of each other. What needs to be done is that there needs to be a reserved and limited use of decorations that correspond with the number of guests who are at the table. Far too many decorations at the table have a tendency to clutter the table and make maneuvering around the table difficult for the guests. This distracts their attention away from the wedding and starts to make the decorations perform the opposite result from which they are intended.

Keeping the decorations reserved allows them to be seen much more clearly. When the decorations are more clearly visible, then the decoration perform the duty in which they were intended and perform such duties properly. That main duty is to complement the backdrop of the wedding dinner and highlight the theme of the wedding. Overdoing it can become a wee bit too gaudy, but by using the correct amount of decorations, then the decorations will truly make the wedding dinner table look top notch.

Holding a wedding in the fall has many great benefits and one of the greatest benefits is being able to borrow the wonderful imagery of the fall season and incorporate it into the backdrop of the wedding. Extending this backdrop to the dinner table is advised and when properly performed looks pretty amazing.