How To Plan Your Table Setting
When planning a wedding, a lot of thought and effort goes into pulling the entire affair off. You’d be surprised at all the little details that need to be considered by the wedding planner. One of those details is the kind of table setting you’re going to have.
It might sound like something trivial, but if you really think about it, when you walk into the reception room, table setting and how the space in front of every chair looks is important. Not only does the setting have to merge with the aesthetics of the wedding itself, but it also needs to provide all the functionality a guest might want. And, of course, it has to look good. When you’re planning out your table settings, you should consider the following things.
Your table setting should match the formality of the event. If you’re serving a six-course meal at your reception, then your table setting is naturally going to be more ornate. If the event is a bit more informal — say a buffet style reception — then the table setting is going to be more simple. However, this is not something that is set in stone. You can have any arrangement you like, so long as it performs all the services it needs to.
There’s no question that your table setting has to fit in with the look and feel of your wedding. This does not necessarily mean it has to carry all the same colours — in fact, if you like, the table setting is the perfect place to add a little pop of colour — but it must integrate nicely with the way the entire venue looks.
Guests should be a guiding force in how you plan your table setting. First of all, how many guests are there going to be? A large guest party might require somewhat more simple settings, whereas you could probably be a bit more dramatic with settings for a small number of guests. It’s also important to consider whether there will be children at the wedding, and whether the setting will be easy to use. It’s an unbeatable truth of the world that too many forks unnerve people.
Perhaps the most important consideration you have to make when selecting your table setting is the kind of food and drink you are going to be serving. If there’s going to be a soup starter, then a soup spoon should be included in how you plan your setting. The same applies for whether wine glasses are needed at the table or not, and whether you need to have condiments present to enjoy with dinner.
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