Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, large family reunion, or wedding reception, no major celebration is complete without decorations and table accessories. Especially if you draw inspiration from visual design sites like Pinterest, deciding on what is necessary to dress up your event tables can be a major undertaking.
From traditional elegance to a themed wonderland, here are four more basic accessories and essential decorations to remember when adorning your big event. Just remember, don’t be afraid to customize and add in some of your own creative flair as you go.
One of the most important elements to an amazing display, the right kind of lighting makes a huge difference. After all, nothing quite matches the beauty of light shimmering across glass vases and satiny tablecloths. Thus, when it comes to creating a celebratory, romantic, or dreamy atmosphere, how you light your venue is key.
With most big occasions happening in the evening, incorporating lighting is as easy as putting candles on the tables, incorporating decorative lamps, or illuminating your flower vases with colorful submersible lights. For a glittering setting or outdoor celebration, stringing up rows of LED lights or hanging up festive paper lanterns is a popular choice.
Integral to a high class dining, elegant charger plates are large decorative plates used underneath dining plates. Especially if your event involves a sit-down dinner that is served to guests, charger plates are a great accessory to embellish table settings.
Specifically, since food is not placed on charger plates, your tables stay classy and sophisticated looking throughout the night. In addition, charger plates continually protect the tablecloths and keep your table displays visually balanced since they stay on the table even as dining plates are added and removed.
Vases and Mirrors
Two of the most common centerpiece items, elegant vases and mirrors are easy decoration pieces. Whether filled with flowers, lights, or colored pebbles, vases are the perfect foundation for building table displays. Available in all sorts of colors and interesting shapes, ones like our Eiffel tower vases always make a bold visual statement.
Similarly, decorative mirrors amplify the beauty of your table decorations. Whether round, square, or heart shaped, table mirrors create a sophisticated centerpiece thanks to how they softly reflect light and draw people’s attention towards your table decorations. Mirrors work great when combined with glimmering table scatter since they double the impact of flowers, confetti, pearls, or raindrop diamonds.
With your tables decorated beautifully with table linens, centerpieces, and dining ware, the last thing you want is to forget to bring the chairs up to par. After all, chairs are a key part of any formal or sit-down event, and guests spend quite a bit of time sitting in them. If your chairs are the only thing plain and undecorated, guests will definitely notice.
Fortunately, there is a wide variety of chair decorations and accessories to choose from. To hide unattractive folding chairs, use chair covers for a more sleek appearance. For a splash of color, elegance, or patterned whimsy, tie on some cute bow sashes.