No matter the occasion be it a simple dinner, a wedding a function or a birthday, a great way to add decorations to the festivities is to decorate the table. In fact you may have found yourselves at weddings or parties where guests were assigned to a table with a specific theme or set of decorations, this can be a great idea and if you’re thinking of using it at your next get together you may want to take a peek at our list of the Do’s and Don’ts of table decoration!
Do Make Sure You Set The Table According To Your Theme
The key to a beautiful set of table decorations is a good plan, this way you can make sure you have a budget, have a set theme and a list of items that can be used. First of all you should decide on a theme, this will make sure that everything matches up and you don’t end up with a higgledy piggledy mess as your centrepiece. Having a set list for each table will ensure that the decorating is unique to each table (if that’s what you require) or perfectly repeated throughout the room with no parts missing.
Don’t Overdress The Table
Remember when decorating that less can be more, simplistic designs and singular centrepieces are more likely to be aesthetically pleasing, especially as it’s the ceremony or other guests you want everyone to be focused on! It’s also good to remember that most of the tables are going to be in use, you don’t want to overdress them and cause a dilemma for your guests when they don’t have enough room for drinking glasses, side plates or you may even run in to the problem of your centrepiece being too big – that’ll interrupt the flow of your guests conversation, something you certainly don’t want!
Do Try Your Hand At Arrangements
If you find yourself working on a budget then you may find it interesting to search around online for inspiration and then buy or hire with the pieces to recreate the look. With so many different pieces available to rent from beautiful hurricane vases to tasteful white rose bouquet centrepieces you’re sure to find something to match your style and price range. You may even find yourself having a lot of fun trying out different styles to see which will match your party.
Don’t Go Over Budget
With so much choice, so many different styles and items that you can use in your decorating it can be easy to spend a lot of money on your decorating. Just remember to form a budget, write down a list and shop around so that you get the best deals available, just because your budget is limited doesn’t mean that your decorations will be lacking, in fact you may be surprised at how low a price your beautiful table decorations can be made, bought or hired for. It also means that you’ll have more money to spend on other areas, a bonus all round!
Follow these tips and you’ll have no problems when hosting your dinner or dinner party.