I abhor unoriginal, drab white banquet hall table cloths — especially when there are so many wonderful options to spruce up your wedding reception tables.
Your wedding venue may only have one type of table available for your big day: the folding rental table. You know the ones I am talking about, metal legs that fold for easy storage and transport, accompanied by a drab white table cloth.
Or, your venue may use more attractive round or elongated tables. In any case, incorporating a nice table runner is a great way to turn that drab white table cloth into something that will harmonize with your wedding theme and really add to the experience for your wedding guests.
As a final bonus, any table runners you do end up buying can be reused or given away as gifts after the wedding!
Wedding Table Runners
For those couples looking to buy stylish wedding table runners, I scoured Etsy, Minted, and other sites and put together my list of top table runners for several wedding settings.
1. Black and White Stripes
by Etsy: LaruesLine
Perfect for a whimsical soiree, the black and white stripped table runner pictured above works perfectly with a bright and funky color palette, including touches of gold.
2. Chalkboard Table Runner
by Etsy: haSupplies
Perfect for wedding buffets and place settings. I love the way you can personalized each table with a different message, quote, or even menu (perhaps you have a table full of vegetarians!).
3. Burlap Table Runner
by Etsy: EfavormartBoutique
As you can see from the photos below, burlap is appropriate for a barn wedding or works equally as well at a beautiful and historic vintage venue.
4. Chevron Pattern Table Runner
by Etsy: FantasyVintageBridal
Not only beautiful for a wedding with a yellow color scheme, it is a wonderful piece to use in your home afterwards.
5. Sequin Chevron Pattern
by Etsy: MagpieLinens
With a little more oomph, a lovely sequin table runner is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your event.
6. Handwoven Macrame Table Runner
For the boho bride, think whimsical handwoven macrame table runners for all your wedding reception tables.
7. Lace Table Runner
With so many lace patterns to choose from, it is difficult to choose a favorite. I love how a simple lovely strip of lace brings any vintage or rustic wedding reception to life.
8. Glitter Table Runner
Dress your table up or down. This glitter table runner is perfect for a backyard bash to an evening affair.
9. Gauze Table Runner
Add a touch of elegance to your rustic-themed wedding with hand-dyed table runners made from 100% cotton cheesecloth. These gorgeous runners, which come in a wide selection of colors, will add texture and style to your table decor – a perfect alternative if you’re going rustic but want to skip the burlap.
10. Nautical Themed Table Runner
Ahoy! Calling all bride who are in love with nautical themed weddings. I just love that you can personalize these table runners and have them fit perfectly into your decor.
11. Fawn-Print Table Runner
by Kelli Hall
This one’s perfect for a woodsy autumn outdoor wedding. Don’t worry, no animals were actually harmed in the manufacturing of this unique beauty!
There you have it – my top wedding table runners to add a little pizzazz to your table decor. Let us know in the comment section below your favorites as well as if you are planning to buy a particular set of runners for your big day!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!