Table Runner Styling for Your Wedding

Oh hey there lovelies! How are we all doing? Settling into Summer I hope. Wedding season is in full swing for me and I’m in the midst of planning, styling and on the day’s, which I love. A key look I’m seeing this year is longer trestle tables and with it, table runners; in all their various forms. Working best on longer banquet style tables but equally you can work the look on more square or round tables too. They don’t have to be just long strips of fabric or flowers, be bold and look for more unusual items to use for your table runner styling.

A personal favourite of mine has to be the silk runner; partly because I’m a romantic at heart and the flowing, ethereal fabric works so well to creature a gorgeous dreamy look and also pairs well with blusy fleurs and twinkling candles. You can mix things up with the fabric however by perhaps using cotton or maybe mix both? You could also use a more bold and patterned fabric and have you considered using old cut offs of rugs or carpets? I love the striped blue one in the moodboard below. If you fancy a brighter, boho affair, go wild with colours and maybe add some crochet or macramé in addition. If you are addicted to flowers like me, then you could go big on the floral front and have an abundance of flowers and vases running along your table. Alternatively you could consider a purely flower packed runner like below. Packed to the brim with gorgeous flowers it creates an elegant and classy look to your tables. Not that brave? Then go with a foliage runner; the perfect look for Mediterranean inspired weddings and perfect with the greenery trend this year. Having a black tie or more formal affair, or perhaps a winter wedding? Add in candles of different heights and widths, to create texture and a dreamy and romantic candlelit setting to your wedding.

If you fancy something a little different, think about what you can add to your runner and an addition to any flowers, candles or materials you may have. I love the idea of adding fruit and berries to a runner. They add pops of colour to the tablescape and just adds that extra something. For a woodland wedding, I’ve seen logs, pinecones, mushrooms (yes, mushrooms!) and feathers added and for a beach themed wedding, we’ve added some shells to the equation. You could even use chalkboard paint and pen to create a chalkboard runner (HOW COOL!) or use pages from a books or photos joined together; very personal and so much fun. Be as traditional or unique as you want and add points of interest, texture and focus. Build layers in the form of a material base and add florals, candles and additional objects. Table runners can be styled into true masterpieces!


Emma R

Emma R

Being named after Jane Austen’s Emma, it is serendipitous that I would end up working in weddings. A country girl at heart, I am equally comfortable roaming the farm in my tweed, surrounded by animals or sat in a beautiful Georgian property dining on afternoon tea and sipping champagne. With a strength in organising and a flair for creativity and a passion for everything wedding related I have been lucky enough to work as a Wedding Co-Ordinator for some stunning venues across the South East. I look after the social media and am Co-Planner at Goose & Berry, luxury wedding & event planners & caterers based in London & Buckinghamshire ( and am on hand to help you plan and design your perfect day.

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