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Table Decor & Place Setting Essentials for Professional Event Designers

Tabletop design is a fundamental step in your overall event design learning and repertoire. It fuses all the varied elements together and creates a smooth transition for the eye. Think of your tabletop as a clean palette for design and an open invitation for creativity. It allows you to reflect the personality of your client and your abilities as a designer. It creates an atmosphere that guests continue to talk about as the event transpires.

Get the skills you need to become a real professional and thrive in your career.
  • Self-Paced & Easy to Follow

    Practical lessons you can try on your own at home, whenever you like.
  • Instructional Videos

    Watch our table setting demonstration and napkin fold tutorial.

  • Certification

    Receive your certificate of completion at the end of this module.

  • Online Textbook

    Get all the background and theoretical knowledge you need from your digital text.
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Master The Art of Table Design

Learn everything you need to know about creating ambience, togetherness, and cohesion through table design at your events. Don't just develop an understanding of the theory but attain the practical steps you need to truly make it happen. If you can dream it up in your mind's eye, you can bring it to life!
  • Eye-Catching But Not View-Blocking Centerpieces 

  • The Rainbow After Grade School: A Study of Color Theory

  • Functional Place Settings That Add Flair

  • Accenting Without Overpowering: Table Linens

  • Personalized Touches That Are Beautiful AND Relevant Throughout

  • What Role Does Style Play & What IS Style? 

What's included?

  • 10 Lessons
  • 48 Textbook Pages
  • 19 Videos
  • 1 Certificate of Completion
  • 1 Unit Quiz
  • 1 Creative Project
  • Endless Design Inspiration

Learn on Your Own Time, At Your Own Pace!

IWED Online is designed with your needs in mind! We want to give our students the freedom and flexibility to learn when it's convenient, and at the speed they're comfortable with! Don't let a timeline hold you back from learning & starting your new career journey!

On-the-Go: Learn from Anywhere You Are! 

Our various modules of AED Online are accessible to our students whenever and wherever they have reliable internet access... whether you're on the bus, in the airport, at the dentist's office, or at your child's basketball practice - your lessons are here, ready and waiting for you!


The Institute of Wedding & Event Design is the #1 Event Design school in North America.

With a track record of thousands of successful graduates living their dreams and a roster of exceptionally experienced and talented instructors, this is your online learning destination for breaking into the wedding & event design industry. 

Hear from our Director of Education, Lucy Molina...
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"IWED gives students the competitive edge they need to break into the industry and make a real statement. Our hands-on training courses are meticulously and methodically created with you, the student, in mind so you can get in, get out, and get started with all the skills and knowledge you need."
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IWED's signature design program teaches the 5 essential design elements every professional designer needs to know in order to fully tackle any event from start to finish.

By taking each of our AED Online modules, you'll learn the elements and principles of design as they pertain to backdrop draping, tabletop design, ceremony design, lighting & effects basics, and ceiling draping.

Our online programming is geared to prepare every student to launch their event business and join over 1,000 grads who have found success and happiness starting a new career they LOVE!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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