Wedding receptions are like dinner parties on steroids, and that means that extra attention should be paid to your guests' place settings. Although they don't necessarily need to be elaborate, there are myriad opportunities to infuse the place setting with personality and beauty. For your big day, try playing with the menu, mixing up the tableware, or layering linens for texture. Inspired by weddings that are both formal and casual, we rounded up some of our favorite examples that are sure to inspire.
Our very own FabSugarUK attended some nuptials and brought back an edible gift idea that's brilliant. She had this to share in the Wedding Talk group in the YumSugar Community. I attended a wedding a few weeks ago and couldn't resist sharing these gorgeous place settings. The bride had made a pot of jam for all the guests and had names printed on them. They were then used as place settings! They had a fabric covering on the lid that was made from the same fabric as the bridesmaid dresses. So cute! It was a really nice personal touch.
Besides setting the table early — a couple of days before Thanksgiving — I also put aside several extra place settings. I'll stack two to three plates, chargers, napkins, and utensils in a hidden spot in the dining room.
My Thanksgiving is a "the more, the merrier" type of event, so if someone shows up with an unexpected friend or family member, all I have to do is grab the extra place setting that's ready and add another chair to the table.
It's one less thing to worry about, and will ensure that you don't have to go digging into your China cabinet looking for extra plates on the big night. Got a great Thanksgiving tip? Please share it with us below!
Creating a memorable Thanksgiving is not just about serving a moist turkey and flavorful pureed potatoes. It's also about enjoying a meal with loved ones! Since the time spent around the table is the most important part of the day, I like to pay special attention to the table setting. It can be simple (printed tablecloth and votive candles) or complex (homemade place cards and multiple wine glasses).
Let's get excited for Thanksgiving by searching the Internet for festive and functional table accessories. To share your finds — napkins, plates, floral arrangements, etc. — with us bookmark them in the Off to Market group in the YumSugar Community. Don't forget to tag your bookmarks with the keywords Thanksgiving accessories. I can't wait to browse your discoveries!