Post # 1
I am starting to wonder about my tables and need suggestions, please!
For centrepieces I am doing something along the lines of the picture below. This is a quick mock-up and I’m not sure what I’m doing with the centre vase yet – maybe just some flowers or something.
Anyway, what I’m worrying about is where the table numbers are going to go and where the toasting bottle of wine is going to go? We also are not having a supper, only a midnight lunch, so we are only going to have wine glasses set out as place settings. The tables will be round and aren’t small but aren’t huge either (they sit about 8 people).
Any ideas for how to set everything up? I don’t want each ‘place setting’ to look empty since all there will be is a wine glass – maybe a folded up napkin? Also I don’t want the toasting wine bottle and the table number to take away from the centrepieces. I’m not good at this stuff!
(Sorry the pic is sideways … can’t get it to go the other way, just turn your head lol).
Post # 3
@Chani: I think it’s too symmetrical. Is it possible to do a ton of scattered candles surrounding the flowers?
Also, as far as place settings go, I would put the wine glass, napkin, and also a water glass.
The table numbers can sit close to the centerpiece, just don’t do something huge since you don’t have gigangic centerpieces.
Just out of curiosity, what is a midnight lunch?
Post # 4
@Chani: Have you already purchased the mirrors and fabric square? What color is the tablecloth?
The table number could be in an elevated stand, a frame set on the table, or something leaned up against the centre vase.
The wine can be placed on the table outside of the fabric square.
The napkins can help to take up space.
this one has cutlery but the doily defines the place setting
although this pic has a plate and cutlery, it shows that you can use a doily as a placecard
in this one the lengthwise folded napkin defines the space
Post # 5
This pic shows turning the square mirror on the diagonal of the fabric square.
Post # 6
Ooo those are some great pics! Thanks, ladies!
I do like the idea of turning the mirror so it’s not so symmetrical. My centrepieces look pretty blah compared to these photos, but they are not finished and the photo quality isn’t the best so I’m hoping that when all is said and done they look nice! This mock-up was also done on my living room floor so I think I’m going to have to try it on one of the actual tables to really know.
@Lalalanelson: A midnight lunch is something we do here in Canada (or at least in the province I live in) that can either be in addition to, or in lieu of a supper. It’s not necessairly at midnight, but late in the evening coffee, snacks, and usually meat and cheese with buns are brought out for people who have worked up an appetite partying :).
@julies1949: The vases, mirrors, candles, and cranberry colour squares have been purchased, but the venue is providing the linens. I was thinking black tablecloths (hence why I have the centrepiece displayed on black, although this is just a blanket!), but do you think white would look better? I’m starting to wonder if this is too dark. I was going to do white chair covers with black bows, black tablecloths, and then the red in the centrepieces. I didn’t really think I liked the look of all white linens.
Post # 7
I love the ideas of doing the doilies for the place settings. They almost create the illusion of a charger plate! Love it!
Post # 8
@Chani: I’m not a fan of black tablecloths,but then again, it’s not my wedding.I also hate chair covers. I think you end up with a sea of white that takes away from your decor.