Friday, May 14, 2010

Helpful Hints for Table decor

If you’re looking for ideas for the table setting at your reception, consider these from Andrea Dannielle , owner of Sitting Pretty:

Traditional wedding:

• Candelabras or trumpet vases as centerpieces
• Ivory damask linen
• Traditional napkins with a fan fold
• Gold charger plates
• Traditional calligraphy place cards
• Silver photo frame or a wine stopper for favors
• Chair covers with ivory polyester covers and ivory satin sashes

Contemporary/modern wedding:

• Colorful centerpieces at different heights
• Organza or satin linen in bold colors that complement your color scheme
• Pocket or flat folded napkins with personalized menu cards
• Square charger plates
• Personalized place cards, corresponding with table “name" (such as the places you have traveled together or your favorite restaurants)
• Rather than favors, have a colorful candy table and give guests personalized bags to fill with candy
• Chair covers in a wide array of colors and materials (such as black and hot pink or chocolate brown and sage green)

“Green” wedding:

• Potted plants or potted flowers with beeswax candles for centerpieces or centerpieces incorporating whole fruit (such as lemons or apples)
• Linen and chair covers made from recycled materials (such as organic cotton or hemp)
• Simple place setting with a personal touch (such as a single flower on the napkin from your garden)
• Small potted herbs can double as place cards and favors (which results in less waste)