The table is where your guest will be spending the majority of their time. Your tablescape needs to accomplish three goals; function, comfort, and be a cohesive design style. We know mapping out the most ideal setting arrangement is a headache of its own. So, we have created a guide on the foundation of your table design.
First things first, let us talk about what goes on the table. Keep in mind that you can go with or without some of these items. It all depends on the look you are going for. When it comes to setting up your table, the bare minimums are the dishes, glassware, utensils, and napkins.
To dress up your table, you will have table chargers, table runners, tablecloths, and your choice of table décor. Your choice on what to have and not have depends on the style you want to achieve.
To help identify between your needs and wants, think about when you are sitting down to eat. What do you need? After that think about what will complete the look for your table?
You may hear all of your vendors ask you this same question over and over,
“What are your wedding colors?”. It is that important.
Everything you do from here on out starts with first establishing your colors and theme. Everyone knows good design begins with cohesive yet appealing colors.
As it translates to your tablescape, it will be visible in your fabric choice (table cloth, runner & napkin), your table chargers, plates, and glassware. Having one of the same things over and over may be either too bland or too overwhelming.
Whether you have a wedding planner or plan to D.I.Y your décor, theme and color scheme will be the leading factor for your tablescape choice to create a well-designed table.
Your guests won’t last the night if they are not comfortable. Chairs will always upgrade your design. There are so many options. The one thing that will determine whether to upgrade your seating is your budget.
Expect prices for chair rentals to start at $3 per chair. So if you have a shorter guest list, you may have more room in your budget than if you have 200.
Newly Engaged couples realize this too late most times. These are the nitty-gritty details like these that can mess up a budget. Consider these before you invite everyone.
Overall, there is a way to fit things in your budget with a little, give or take. Decide what your top 5 must-haves for your wedding.
At the end of the day, as long as your foundation is covered, rules are meant to be broken. That’s how new styles get created. So, don’t be afraid to think outside the box