There are two kinds of people in the world. Head Table People and Sweetheart Table People.

Here at Magnolia Event Rentals, we know better than to take sides. But we will admit that there are some definite perks to having a sweetheart table.


You’ll get more time with your partner on the big day. You’ve got the perfect backdrop for photos and speeches. You might actually get to eat. And of course, you’re the center of attention, as you should be, on that big day!


Today we’re going over 4 ways to make your table one of a kind. So sit back, relax, and get inspired.

Make Your Table and Chairs As Unique As You Are

Sure wooden chairs will work. And yes a dark wood table would be nice. But hop onto The Knot and Pinterest and you’ll find countless ways to bring something new to your sweetheart table, including the chairs and table.


Whether you opt for a lux lounge sofa or plush velvet armchairs for an elegant affair or go for a bamboo table to match your coastal surroundings at a beach wedding, your sweetheart table itself can make a statement and steal the show.


While you may not spend a ton of time sitting during your wedding, it’s always nice to feel comfy and elegant when you do.

Dress The Table To The Nines With Linens and Finishing Touches

Once you’ve got your table and chairs picked out, it’s time to define your style with things like linens, table settings, centerpieces, and lights.


You could opt for understated touches like classic charger or linen tablecloths, or go with ornate plate ware and gorgeous glassware. The key here is to define your style and keep it consistent. That’s because, as you design this sweetheart table, you’re actually defining the style for the rest of your event as well.

Fall Head Over Heels For Fabulous Florals

Florals can elevate your sweetheart table in a snap. And you can do it with things like a lush long strand of greenery for a  table runner, a classic floral arrangement, an archway placed artfully behind the table, or a floating floral piece that hangs above your own little slice of heaven for the evening.


Find your favorites on The Knot and Pinterest and bring those ideas to your floral designer to see how to make them your own. (Need a floral designer? Fill out our contact form and we’ll make sure we get you in touch with ours!) 

Plan For Unforgettable Photos

And of course, no discussion of sweetheart tables would be complete if we didn’t mention photos!

When you’re designing your sweetheart table you’re setting it up to become the major focal point of your reception.


That means you’ll want to speak to your photographer and perhaps even the venue manager about how to get the right light, best angles, and most beautiful backdrop for those “memories-in-the-making”.

Not Sure Where To Start With Your Sweetheart Table? We Can Help!


Let us make your sweetheart table even sweeter!

Fill out our contact form and we’ll talk all about your vision for your wedding and your sweetheart table too!