Long tables are back, and along with them come new and improved table decorations. Brides nowadays are focusing much more on the table arrangements, and are including things like personalized place card favors, specialty linens and much more elaborate plate ware and glassware. However, the one thing brides are cutting down on is the height of their floral displays. Brides are leaning toward shorter, more staggered displays, such as various-sized candles or even flower petals strewn decoratively over the table, instead of a centerpiece at all. Our favorite new trend is the floral table runner arrangements that are draped over long tables. Not only is this incredibly elegant and uniquely decorative, but it is functional too. You can combine your love of centerpieces with your desire to let your guests chat without their faces being blocked by tall floral arrangements.
Floral table runners are perfect for pulling your theme together as well. Whether you add some pinecones and holly for a winter wedding or include some ivy and sunflowers for a summer theme, you can cover more space without any of your decorations feeling out of place. It can also save you some money, since you will most likely order less table florals if you have cafeteria-style seating, and you can even DIY if you are really trying to save a little money. If you go with faux-flowers, these garlands can be repurposed in your house as a decorative wall hanging after the wedding. Take a look at some of our favorite floral table runners, and you’ll see how you can pass on the tall centerpieces without losing any drama on your table display.