Monday, April 20, 2015

Creating the Perfect Wedding Reception Tables

When a bride is planning a wedding there are so many things to focus on that it can become overwhelming.  The flowers, the dresses, and the venue are the first things that come to mind, but there is so much more to wedding planning.

Each table at your reception will be a reflection of the new union, and there are a lot of different ways to present yourselves.  Your linens, centerpieces, flowers, and napkins will make the first statement to your guests about your style as a couple.
Here is a list of things that you need to to think about when you are planning out each reception table.

Tablecloths- You will need to choose the size and color.  This can include an under cloth, an over cloth and table runners. The table clothes must hit the floor so pay close attention to the size!

Napkins- Napkins are usually made of cloth and match the underlay on the table.  It is also important to make sure that the catering company folds all the of the napkins the same when they place them onto the tables, presentation is key!

Charger plate- Also known as a show plate, this decorative plate adds color, texture, and elegance to each place setting. It rests beneath the dinner plate and salad plate and usually stays on the table until the entree is finished.

Flatware- You can choose anything from plastic to gold and everything in-between, just makes sure that it matches your table decor and that there is enough for each person to eat all the courses of their meal!

Glassware- What kind of glasses will you need? Will you be doing a champagne toast? Will  your guest be drinking beer or wine? Make sure that you have the correct stemware for all of the drinks that you will be serving.

China- This includes the dinner plates, appetizer plates, soup bowls, salad plates, bread plates, dessert plates, coffee cups and saucers. You can keep them all the same, or switch it up, whatever style reflects your taste.

Chairs- Some venues will provide you with chairs and others will ask you to rent the chairs, this is the first thing that you need to determine.  The second thing that you must decide is if you are going to have chair covers, chair backs, or chair caps. If you are using chair backs or chair caps you must make sure that the chairs are in good enough condition for parts to be showing, if they are not you would want to go with full chair covers.

8-Budget- Know what kind of budget you are working with before you book an appointment, the more realistic you are with your planner the happier you will be with the end result! 
The best way to get what you want is to gather a few pictures that you like and meet with a consultant.  They can go over what would work, give you prices, and make your dreams come true.

~BLUMZ by JRDesigns 

1 comment:

  1. These table decorations are way too amazing. Loved this idea and designs as well! I am going to get married at venues in Los Angeles and would love to use such pretty wood table numbers. Thank you so much for this great idea!