How will your tables look?
- Where is your venue?
- What is your theme?
- Who is your caterer?
- How many guests will sit at each table?
- Sweetheart table (for just the bride and groom) or bridal party head table?
- Bridal party head table to be round or elongated (like banquet style)? On risers?
- Are the tables going to be outside or indoors? (Many venues offer both options)
- Does your venue or caterer supply tables and chairs?
- Options of different types of tables (round, square, oval or rectangular)?
- Does the caterer supply linens, chairs or chairs covers?
- What do the plates, cutlery, and glasses look like? (Usually the caterer provides you with a few options).
Lace, patterns, and textures are hot right now. Instead of traditional solid linens, an embellished linen or unique fabric will bring instant dimension. Lace overlays, rosette textured linens, sequenced runners and patterned fabrics are all excellent ways to add that finishing touch.
Create a floor plan. This is usually done with your event manager or caterer. Your seating plan should make sense logistically. Some spaces appear larger than they are, while others can hold more tables than they appear to.
Centerpieces are often the most important decoration at a reception or event. The linens should serve as the perfect backdrop for them. Basic white linen is the optimal and cost effective choice. You can always accent tables with a sash or overlay to add a bit more flair without taking away from the centerpieces. There is a large variety of colors and textures to make your tables pop or be understated, which ever look you desire.
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