#19: Clear the Top Table

We're off to a wedding in the morning, so here's a little tip that doesn't need any extra preparations...

Even the cake was in tiers is our series tips for weddings. The title comes from an overused and not so funny wedding speech joke, "It's been an emotional day...". What advice did you wish someone had told you before your wedding? We're collating all the etiquette and expertise here.

By the time you've finished your meal there will quite likely be a lot of "stuff" on the top table: used napkins, discarded bouquets, empty glasses, water jugs, gifts, handbags... all sorts. It's worth asking your venue to clear the empties before the speeches start. Move other personal items behind the table, so that the floral arrangement and beautiful details can stand out for the pictures.