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DIY wedding table with Rock My Wedding

Wedding tips from the experts

It’s official, wedding season is upon us – from our friends to the Royal family – and we’re feeling inspired. So we asked Lauren Coleman from wedding blog, Rock My Wedding to style a tablescape using our brand new Wedding range because DIY-ing is the way forward. Here are her five tips to laying a table…

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“The ethos of Rock My Wedding is ‘Your Day Your Way’ and we encourage brides and grooms to celebrate their big day in a way that’s personal and unique to them. The new wedding collection from Sainsbury’s Home allows couples to easily add original flourishes to their wedding décor and can be used in a huge variety of ways.”

1. Napkins

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“Think outside the box when it comes to your table linen. You don’t just have to fold the napkin in half and be done with it. There are tons of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube to guide you on how to fold napkins in a more an alternative way. For this table I used a knot formation, which takes seconds and looks really effective. While we’re on the subject of table linens, it’s hugely popular within wedding styling to leave the tablecloths in the drawer. If your table has a beautiful rustic finish then feel free to leave it uncovered.”

2. Florals

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“The mercury vase is the perfect size for an impactful arrangement. Better still it can be used in your home after the big day so it’s a multi-tasker!

However flowers aren’t just for centrepieces. Tuck a stem into the napkin, nestle by the side of a plate or slot next to the cutlery for a pretty accompaniment to everyone’s place setting. Combine smaller bottles, such as the set of bottles, with shorter florals to add a whimsical feel.”

3. Chair Backs

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“Chair backs are gaining in popularity so I used the Bride sign (which could also be used as place name too) to highlight the all-important bride’s seat. Thread through with ribbons or sequins and attach to the chair for a fabulous photo opportunity.”

4. Place Names

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“Again you don’t need to restrict yourself to the traditional folded paper place cards. There are lots of alternatives such as luggage tags, pebbles, leaves or shells to name just a few. I love the romantic nature of calligraphy and for this place setting, I used the wooden hearts from the memory box to add a keepsake to each place setting which I’m sure each guest would love to take home.”

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“Tying ribbon around the cutlery also adds a charming touch to the place setting essentials.”

5. Scent

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“Scenting your wedding day can be highly evocative. After the big day it can be wonderful to catch the aroma to remind you of the best day ever. I used the Happily Ever After Prosecco candle on the table to add a gorgeous passion fruit, orange and vanilla fragrance to the table and the subtle glow that only a candle can bring. The stylish packaging also makes this a great gift for a bride-to-be or to celebrate an anniversary.”

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