At a loss for how to decorate your wedding reception table? Then you're in the luck! It's easier than you could ever imagine to plan and execute a stylish dining area, especially with the help of a famed fashion designer. This week, we consulted Ralph Lauren for his top tips on how to translate his trademark style into beautiful wedding décor.
"Approach setting your tables the way you do getting dressed: by layering," Lauren says. "Use individual textured centerpieces and incorporate a gleam of silver, candlelight, and a rich china pattern to create a romantic ambiance. And you can't go wrong with blue and white; it's both classic and exotic."
Photo: Kana Okada
His blue-and-white picks result in a traditional yet modern look thanks to bold pops of color and lots of fresh flowers. Recreate the same style for your own wedding day with all of his picks, seen below.
Don't forget to pick up our Brides February/March 2015 issue, available on newsstands December 23, for more expert reception table tips from our favorite designers!
Dinnerware: "Empress," $125 for a five-piece place setting, Ralph Lauren Home; Flatware: "Academy," $65 for a five-piece place setting, Ralph Lauren Home; Salt and Pepper Shakers: "Empress," $65, Ralph Lauren Home; Chargers: "Ramsey," $150 each, Ralph Lauren Home; Napkins: "Palmer," $60 each, Ralph Lauren Home; Place-Card Holders: "Kingsburgh," $150 for four, Ralph Lauren Home; Votive: "Leighton," $75, Ralph Lauren Home; Wineglasses: "Olga," $205 for six, MF Cristal de Paris available at Jung Lee NY; Water Glasses: "Greta," $40 each, Adrian Sistem available at Jung Lee NY; Menus: "The Jennings," from $1,350 for 100, HEW and Company; Place Cards: from $475 for 100, HEW and Company; Table Numbers: from $275 for 10, HEW and Company; Flowers: Price available upon request, VSF; Vases: for similar styles, Two's Company and Pearl River Mart; Rental Chairs: "Navy Reception," $9.30 each, Party Rental Ltd.