10 Sweetheart Table Ideas You'll Fall Head Over Heels For

wedding reception sweetheart table

Photo by Chris and Ruth Photography

As soon as you come back up the aisle as newlyweds, you're going to be swarmed by wedding guests hoping to give you a hug, a kiss, or their congratulations. And why not? You're married! But all that attention can get a little overwhelming, especially when you think about the hours of celebration ahead of you. Enter the sweetheart table.

What Is a Sweetheart Table?

A sweetheart table is a small table at the wedding reception designated solely for the newlywed couple. Sweetheart tables offer a bit of intimacy for the couple during the seated dinner.

Step away from the madness for a few minutes with a wedding reception dinner for two and some peace and quiet, where you can talk (or not) about how everything is going so far and revel in your amazing wedding day. Luckily, there are endless sweetheart table ideas out there that'll suit any pair of newlyweds.

For your sweetheart table, you and your partner can cuddle up on a love seat instead of your venue's regular banquet chairs. Instead of the centerpieces, you have on every other table, you can drape your table for two with a floral table runner. You can even upgrade your dinnerware and glassware to make your place settings extra special. The sweetheart table ideas are virtually endless.

They're also a great way to accent the rest of your wedding decor and elevate your reception for a fraction of the price. You can splurge on those extra special rentals for your sweetheart table that you really couldn't justify for over 100 guests—as you'll only need two of those stunning chargers. After all, it's your day and you don't have to share with anyone else. The rest of the space will still benefit from the beautiful addition of your sweetheart table decor, but your wedding budget won't go up by an astronomical sum.

Here are some wedding sweetheart tables that caught our eye and will look beautiful alongside the details you've chosen for your wedding day.

Add a Pop of Color

Photo by Vienna Glenn Photography

This blush tablecloth is sweet and feminine. That, coupled with the gorgeous florals, makes for a romantic table for two.

Decorate With Vibrant Florals

Pink and Red Wedding Flowers at Sweetheart Table
Jen Huang Photography

Upgrade your chairs to ensure that all eyes are drawn directly to you and your spouse. Setting your table with an extra beautiful centerpiece certainly won't hurt either.

Decorate the Chairs

Photo by Vienna Glenn Photography

This romantic couple opted for decorative florals and chair signs with the sweetest of sayings.

Add Candlelight

Photo: Samantha Jay Photography

Go big or go home. This sweetheart table featured a plush love seat, an array of candles, and is overflowing with greenery.

Incorporate Your Fashion

wedding reception sweetheart table
Photo by Chris and Ruth Photography

This stylish couple draped the back of their chairs with matching jackets, resulting in a super cool sweetheart table.

Consider Your Wedding Style

Photo by Kristyn Hogan

Keep things romantically rustic by going bare with your tabletop and decorating with a simple bundle of blooms.

Add Modern Accents

Photo by Marisa Albrecht

With metallic gold chairs and a runner of vines, this sweetheart table is perfect for a modern couple.

Reuse the Ceremony Backdrop

sweetheart table
Photo by Sarah Falugo

For her sweetheart table, actress Ashley Greene chose silky linens and a gorgeous floral runner.

Upgrade the Linens

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

You can upgrade your reception linens to make your personal table stand out. At this wedding, the couple draped gauzy, embroidered fabric on top of their tablecloth for an extra special touch.

Add a Hint of Sparkle

Photo by Hazelnut Photography

Add a touch of sparkle with glittery table linens to make your sweetheart table truly shine.

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