Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet Shares Her Top Tips for Decorating Your Reception Table

Wedding Style & Decor
Reception Ideas from Alive & Olivia's Stacey Bendet

Photo: Kana Okada

Settling on the perfect style for your unforgettable wedding reception is a challenge for any bride-to-be. Luckily, we enlisted the help of three pro designers to share their tips for creating the perfect tablescape. First we brought you Ralph Lauren's preppy blue-and-white inspiration, followed by Vera Wang's elegant neutral ideas. Now, we're sharing something exciting for the modern gal thanks to Alice & Olivia's creative director Stacey Bendet, who has created a chic, contemporary look that will wow at your reception.

"You need beautiful flowers and lots of color to set a happy mood," Bendet says. "And for every 'serious' element, add a whimsical one!"

Designer Reception Tables from Stacey Bendet

Photo: Kana Okada

This black-and-gold reception décor — complete with punchy pops of color and lots of elegant glassware — is perfect for a couple hosting a contemporary bash. To copy her cool, formal-meets-offbeat look, check out Bendet's top picks for an unforgettable (yet totally pretty!) reception tablescape below!

Don't forget to pick up our February/March 2015 issue, available on newsstands now or available for download here, for more décor inspiration!

Dinner Plates: "Christian Lacroix-Sol Y Sombra," $77 each, Vista Alegre; Party Plates: "Field of Flowers," $98 for for, Juliska; Flatware: "Madrid," $98 for a five-piece place setting, Canvas Home; Flutes: "Mille Nuits Flutissmo," $225 each, Baccarat; Wineglasses: "Variations," $190 each, Baccarat; Glassware Overlay Hocks: "Lady Hamilton," $1,590 for six, Moser; Menus, Place Cards, and Favor Tags: From $740 for 100 of each, Missive; Table Number: "Botanical," price upon request, Venamour; Chocolates: "Love Nuts," $15 per pack, and "Signature Truffles," $25 for 10, Compartes; Chocolate Bowl: "Sip of Gold Ca' d'Oro," $240, Sieger by Furstenberg; Small Plates: "Delaunay," $35 each, Isi Milano; Silk-Flower Installation: From $750, Glitter & Rye; Candlesticks: "Contour Burnished Gold," from $175, Calvin Klein; Rental Chairs: "Chameleon Fanfare," from $12 each, Arena Americas

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