My kind of table setting for a wedding…personal and inspired by the ocean :)
What can be more beautiful than a well set wedding table? At a wedding you’ll need a bit more planning that at your average Sunday dinner. Lots of guests will be arriving, and therefore you’ll need a lot of different materials for your table settings. Many people become worried that the table settings won’t look good, or that they will blow the budget. I think the whole thing should be made less melodramatic and that the wedding couple should quite simply choose a personal setting style that feels right for them. No one says that you you absolutely *have* to have one thing or another. It’s high time to change the old traditions :)
Great settings for the wedding table and other wedding decorations can be found here. When it comes to porcelain, I don’t think you should be stingy. IKEA is great and all, but a wedding demands class and quality (a marriage happens only once in a lifetime in theory :) If you don’t have a huge budget, try looking into hiring your table setting.
There are a plethora of flower arrangements available. Try to choose a style or theme. One trick is to use flowers that are in season. Use branches from apple and cherry trees as decorations in the church and reception area. And work in wild Spring flowers if possible. During the Summer the choice of flowers is practically endless, but be sure to use flowers that won’t wilt in the Summer heat :)
An Autumn (Fall) wedding can consist of beautifully arranged Autumn leaves and other Autumn favourites. Use candles to increase the cosiness factor. There are also many flowers still to choose from in this season.
Having said all of this, there is just the layout of the table setting remaining.
Here are some tips:
- Place the plates in a straight line on the table – a good start!
- Glasses are placed from right to left in the order they should be used
- Don’t put too many flowers on the table between envelopes as they can obscure the view
- A small present to each guest at their places looks nice and is a decoration in itself
- If bread is served, it should be placed on the table ready for the guests
These tips conclude the wedding theme this week at Inredningsvis. As I already mentioned, try not to stress yourselves out unnecessarily before your wedding. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy good food and good company. Getting burned out doesn’t help anyone. A marriage is a salute to love, which is still free :) The key to a successful partnership will always be honesty and respect. It’s only when all the guards are down that you can live happily ever after.