How to Design a Welcome Table (Plus a $200 Giveaway to The Wedding Outlet!)

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

The welcome table is an often overlooked area when it comes to the wedding day design, but truthfully, it's usually the first impression your guests will have upon arriving for your special day so why wouldn't you want to put some thought into it? For those of you wondering what a welcome table is (besides its obvious role of “welcoming” guests”) here's a quick breakdown: Often found at the entry of the ceremony or reception site, welcome tables are where couples can host the guestbook, programs, area for cards/gifts and welcome drinks. We love the idea of making it a one-stop shop for your guests to drop off their gift, sign the guestbook and/or well wishes (check out our roundup of alternative guestbook ideas) and grab a ceremony program. It also gives you an opportunity to let guests know of the wedding hashtag (or if no phones are allowed), display family photos and honor loved ones who have passed.

Top left, clockwise: Fan Wedding Programs, $49.95; Heart photo frame, $32.95; Mrs. & Mrs. Wedding Wishes in a Bottle, $29.95; Calla Lily Memorial Candle, $24.95; Birdcage Card Holder, $50.95; Signature Poster, $32.95; Photo by Ashlee Raubach

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Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc. magazine. A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, she launched in 2013 as a way to to celebrate both straight and same-sex love, equally. She lives in New York City with her fiancĆ© and their cat, Scout.


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