(Closed) decor advice (menus, plates)

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
46420 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1.You don’t NEED a runner. You will have an elegant look. You can HAVE a runner if you want one.

2. The table doesn’t look naked without the plates. You can ask the caterer to place the napkins where the plate would normally go. You could also use either a charger plate or something for a placemat. I love this look of using paper doilies as placecards.

3. Anyone who would judge anyone for the type of plates a caterer provides is not worth losing a moment’s peace of mind over.

4. Having or not having menus is not a point of etiquette. It is merely a personal preference.  It is nice to at least have one fairly large, readable menu at the start of the buffet so people can plan their eating and not have to double back if they get to the end and decide they should have taken more salad.

5.90×90″ linens will falll down 15″ on each side, not 30. To be honest, I prefer this if I am a guest as it is easier to slide in and out without pulling the cloth with you.

If it bothers you, you coulod buy your linens  for much less than their quote and re-sell them after the wedding. You could even buy them pre-owned on craigslist.




Post # 4
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

you don’t need runners and you don’t need to have the plates on the tables.

if you’re worried about the table looking too white, i would make sure that your centrepieces have some colour.  maybe the lanterns can be black or brown or even spray painted to match your wedding colours.

you also make your favours colourful.  i’m not sure what you are having but you can incorporate your colours here too.  even with a coloured ribbon or something.

again, be creative with your table numbers.  they don’t have to be boring white tent cards.

menus aren’t necessary but they can be cute.  you can do a large one at the buffet in a large frame or just one at each table or per guest.

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