Setting The Mood Just Right
Table decoration is another great way for an eclectic couple to show their personalities however where do you start? Well here is how I managed to narrow down my choices.
Size – We have all been to a restaurant where there is just not enough space on the table for all the things you have ordered. Therefore when you decorate your table, make sure you leave enough room for all the cutlery, glasses and plates that maybe used.
Colour Scheme – Unless you are planning on having all the colours of the rainbow then choosing a set of colours will help you get started. If you are unsure of what colours go with what then try using an interactive colour wheel like this one!
Here you can play with the colours to your hearts content until you feel you have the scheme you like.
Real or Fake? – Here I am talking about flowers by the way. Real flowers add a touch of luxury to the table and if you ask the florist, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! However we must not think fake flowers as being the inferior cousin of the real ones because unless you are the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, painting real flowers isn’t the best use of your time. Fake flowers come in every single colour under the sun and best of all, you can buy them in advance!
Alternatives to flowers? – What if you are not a flower person? Maybe you are allergic to mother nature then there are other decorations you can use such as sculptures or candlestick holders. How about some board games for your guest to play while they are waiting at the table? Whatever you choose just keep in mind of one thing, height! A piece of decoration that blocks the view of other guests on the table is a little rude (unless that is your aim). So keep everything low.
Less is More – By now you must have plenty of ideas but that doesn’t mean you have to use them all or your table will be overflowing. Now is the time to pick and choose the things that co-ordinate.
Practice makes perfect – If you have brought all the elements, why not practice arranging your table? All this time you have been using your imagination, picturing how it might look but now you can bring it to life. Find a table or just use the floor and layout your pieces as you picture them. Is it how you imagine it or do you need to fill in some gaps? Once you are done, you can then take a picture of it and send it to your venue/reception so they know what to do with all your things.
I sincerely hope this has helped you with your wedding plans and GOOD LUCK!
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Posted on August 3, 2011, in Accessories, advice, budget, candle holders, candlelight, centerpieces, color, DIY, diy reception, kanzashi, tapers, votives, wedding planning. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.