After months of planning your wedding and finalizing larger details, you may be thinking of small, unique ways to elevate your wedding. When searching for easy ideas that make a big impact, one often overlooked detail is your cake table. Cake tables provide a unique, budget-friendly opportunity to create that wow factor on your special day. A little creativity can go a long way, and we are here to help. Below are our 5 suggestions to elevate your wedding cake table.
Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers
What better way to tie everything together and elevate your reception than by adding some natural décor elements, like flowers. Surrounding your cake table with flowers is the perfect opportunity to emphasize the overall vision of your wedding.
Tip: Using florals at your ceremony? Ask your florist to repurpose those florals to decorate your cake table at your reception.
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Coordinate your Cake Table and Desserts
Can you really ever have enough dessert? Our answer is no! Coordinating your wedding cake table with desserts is an easy way to bring your reception to the next level. Some ideas include adding aspects from your invitation suite to cookies, having mini cakes that match your wedding colors, or showcasing the bride and groom’s favorite dessert.
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Choose Unique Table Linen
Another quick way to elevate a wedding cake table is by using specialty linen. Traditionally consisting of one table, couples can choose a more luxurious linen, while still being mindful of their budget. Selecting a unique patterned or textured linen can create a stylish showstopping focal point at your reception.
Tip: Have a statement table you don’t want to cover? Adding a table runner can add depth and movement while still showcasing the table’s features.
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Add a Cake Stand
Cake stands are a clever way to elevate and further accentuate your cake table. When choosing a cake stand, it is important to consider several factors, such as weight, shape, design, and size. With so many styles available, there is a cake stand for every wedding aesthetic.
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Use Natural Scenery as a Backdrop
If you are having an outdoor wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to use your venue’s natural beauty as a backdrop. Set your cake table against your favorite view, add some décor that complements the scenery’s hues, and let the location’s allure speak for itself.
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While often overlooked, one of the trendiest ways to elevate your wedding is by creating a showstopping cake table. Show us your cake tables by tagging us on Instagram @bbjlatavola
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