We’ve been so looking forward to making our blog just a little more focused on delicious Design, delightful Decor and darling Details to send you off in a whirlwind of planning excitement for some serious super styling.

So this week I’ve been thinking about Place settings, after all it’s where your guests will spend most of their time on your day, so its more than worth a little thought and planning to make those places perfectly rustic and relaxed like the rest of your decor.

These looks have all been created with lots of inexpensive and found items – set against white china, a fresh cotton napkin and silver cutlery – the most widely available from your hire and catering companies, but in no means need to be boring just because they’re plain. Oh no! Personally I love the simplicity of white china and white linen, because what you add to it is where the fun comes in.

This setting is totally inspired by my own wedding place settings. All the cutlery neatly tucked inside white napkins and a single stem of lavender for each guest. Luggage tags and Dymo tape for a your name place (which in fact is my very own tag from our day shown here.) Finish this easy rustic table with foliage running along hessian and tea light holders. Less is always so much more here.


Fold your napkin and place a simple menu card together with a Dolly peg. Try seasonal favours of apples with little tied name tags. Pop in some colour with your florals in old tin cans *Coming soon to Little Lending* and tree bark for a real country inspired table.


#3 TIED.
Brown string I think is one of my favourite things. Use to tie up a folded napkin and your cutlery inside along with a dried (start collecting early and hang in your airing cupboard up-side down) or fresh seasonal stem. Tie a brown name tie around your glass stem. Fill your table centre with curiosities of Loose Antlers, Glass bottles and church candles.


Lay your napkins under stacked plates on top of an old slate tile, hand write guests names for a personal touch. Let your love shine bright with our Festoon lights strung through tressle table centers with lots of foliage nestled between. We adore Friend of Faux’s feak garlands which come by the meter and are super realistic.


A boho relaxed look. Roll and fold your napkin on guest settings and use a permanent pen to write names on found pebbles. Use Mini deer skulls and Cacuts and Succulents from our Little lent Nursery in Old Terracotta pots as table decor. Finish this with a compulsory feather for bohemian perfection.


Are you inspired to have a play with your own guests settings? We had a practice run at home with our settings as it can be quite hard to envision how it will all come together. Try a few options and ways of laying your tables and take a picture to show your caterers on the set up day. They will love you for it!

Show us what you’ll be doing on your guests places by tagging us in on our Instagram account : @thelittlelendingco

The Little Lending Co. x