Underrated table setting tips for House Parties & Special Events
Are you new to setting up table linen? Have you rented before and just need to set up a linen for a party at your home? Do you set up events for hotels, convention centers or universities and want to learn what’s new in the world of setting up events? Décor has the power to set the tone for your entire party or wedding, but centerpieces are just one part of the equation. Linens (or lack thereof), colored glassware, plates, candles, and other personal touches all work together to create a harmonious tabletop design. Mix different heights, layer various textures, and include fun details that speak to your personality — the options are virtually endless.
Other Elements to Dress up Your Event Tables
Cocktail tables are becoming more common at celebrations. In fact, the trend suggests that they must be dressed with tablecloths (typically size 120″) or with tablecloths tied with a bow in line with the linens chosen for the main table.
On the other hand, another detail not to be overlooked are the chair covers, since they are necessary to complete the ambiance. Of particular importance here are the coloured ribbons or even the creative arrangement of the pieces. In this way, the back is wrapped, there by achieving an elegant and original decorative effect. The ideal materials to give the chair ribbons that fancy final touch are tulle, organza and raffia.
The rest of the elements that make up a table, such as the centrepieces or the way the napkins are folded can be adapted to the event theme, since there is a wide range of possibilities to give it that unique chic touch. Nonetheless, flowers cannot be missing on the table at an outdoor event, whether they are set on the tablecloth or in baskets or vases.
Finally, the auxiliary material, such as the tray papers, the coasters, the table napkins or the aprons for the waiters, cannot be undervalued, since these are elements that are also integrated into the overall décor of the event. They should be consistent with the other items. For example, if the table linens have a special detail, this could also appear on these elements.
GEM Event Rentals has all the rental table linen products you need to create stylish tablescape, including tablecloths, table runners, overlays and napkins, as well as table accessories, such as charger plates and napkin rings. Want to see how you can use our products to give your tables gorgeous style? Check out our Facebook and Instagram for tablescape inspiration. Have fun, and enjoy the wonderful world of table linens!