Half of the tables will have candle centerpieces, like this:
The other half of the tables will have boats, like this:
Next on the agenda is figuring out linens. It's amazing the little details that suddenly become so important once you become a bride. Our reception venue supplies ivory tablecloths to cover the 90" round tables. Each table also has a chandelier above it.
Tom and I were at a bridal show in February at our reception venue, and they had a table set up for us to look at.
Don't get me wrong, the table is elegant, and I love it. I just think it could use a pop of color. We have a couple of options, both of which involve us purchasing our own linens. Whichever option we go with, we will purchase linens rather than rent them. this is because it costs about the same amount of money to purchase as it does to rent, and at the end of the day I will still have linens if I purchase them.
The first option is to use a cloth napkin in the center of the table under the centerpiece like this:
The other option is a table cover, layered over the tablecloth like this:
Either option, we will be using plum linens. Looking at the pictures now, I definitely like the look of the table covers better than the napkins in the center. My only concern is that it might make the reception look too dark.