OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO ELEVATE AND STYLE GUESTS TABLES
Planning an event entails a myriad of choices, ranging from the selection of the venue to curating the menu. When it comes to setting the tone, your guest tables play a pivotal role in the styling of your overall event. Guest tables are more than just a place to sit and eat, it’s an experience. It offers the opportunity to infuse your own personal touches, surprise your guests and create memorable moments for all attending.
Here are our favourite ways to elevate guests tables:
PERSONALISED TABLE NUMBERS
Rather than just a card with a simple number, why not customise the table numbers? Personalising means adding a touch of yourself, so why not embrace the fun memories you as a couple have had together and integrate it into your styling. Use the places you have visited, the names of your favourite events/stages of your relationship. This not only creates a topic of conversation for your guests but creates a unique touch to your tables.
Traditional silver or gold cutlery is timeless, but coloured cutlery can make a statement. Matte black, rose gold or even a bright hue that complements your overall event style can uplift your guests’ tables immediately.
Napkins are not just a functional piece but also an overall accessory to your plate. Choose a colour that contrasts your tablecloth or matches your overall theme. Consider textures as well: Linen can add rustic touches, while silk and satin adds a luxurious feel.
FLORALS AND GREENERY
Flowers are a staple for guest tables! Going beyond the classic vase set up choose cascading greenery, floating blooms or even plants that guests could take home. Think about height as well, a mix of high and low arrangements can create quite a bit of depth.
RETHINK YOUR CHAIRS
Chairs are often an overlooked component of your table settings. Swap standard chairs for something a bit extra… Consider using transparent ghost chairs for a modern look, or a velvety touch for vintage charm.
The art of layering plates, chargers, napkins and event tablecloths can add dimension and interest to the table setting. Mixing and matching different textures, patterns and colour creates a cohesive look.
While lighting is not strictly part of a table setting, the light above can make all the difference, setting the mood for the evening. Think fairy lights, candles, lanterns and customised lighting projections.
Add fun elements by incorporating interactive pieces such as trivia games (about the couple), disposable cameras to capture candid shots of guests, the ideas are endless.
MENUS AND NAME CARDS
Personalised menus and name cards with handwritten notes can make each individual guest feel special. Using high quality paper considering embossing with gold foil adds a luxe touch.
Guest tables are a canvas for your creativity. Every element, no matter how big or small, all ties together nicely creating an overall experience for guests. Paying attention to those details, you can transform a simple table into a captivating setting that leaves a lasting impression.