Creating Tablescapes for Bridal Showers Posted March 9, 2012
A bridal shower is the time for the bridesmaids and/or mother of the bride to create and decorate an event for the bride. Bridal showers use a variety of colors and themes. The colors and theme that are selected should reflect the bride’s interests and taste. Presentation is everything, so the tablescape at the bridal shower should be designed with a lot of thought and creativity. The tablescape is the center of the event and all other décor will compliment it.
Begin with the Color and Theme:
Bridal showers are typically pinks and other pastels, but they don’t have to be. Try matching the colors the bride selected for their wedding! It will give personalization to the bride-to-be and bring uniqueness to the event. Do you want something even more than marriage for a theme to surprise the bride-to-be? If you’re choosing a theme, ask yourself if she has specific passions such as art, gardening, traveling, or cooking. Creating table settings based on a theme is relatively easy. For example, a luau table might feature woven place mats, flower leis, palm fronds. An art-themed table might incorporate a small easel with the couple’s monogram or other wedding-inspired art.
Selecting Basic Table Décor:
The foundation of any tablescape is the tablecloth. Choose a durable fabric that both falls into the color(s) or theme chosen and make sure it has been steamed or ironed. Sometimes you can top the first tablecloth with a second smaller tablecloth to either lighten or enhance the tablescape. It helps if the smaller one has trim or intricate embellishments to add an extra touch of beauty. When setting the tables, select serveware and glassware that are appropriate on your tablescape, and matches in color and design.
When setting a buffet or desert table, use tiered serveware for cookies or pieces of candy that will add height to your tablescape, which enhances dimension and beauty.
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You can coordinate the colors to match your décor, create themed glassware that compliment your tables and magnificent centerpieces. These custom hand painted wine glasses, also make a great gift for your guests to take home. Your guests will love to take home their hand painted wine glasses!
Additional Décor and the Center Piece:
Adding decoration to your tablescape lets you get creative and add your personal touch to the table. Create your own centerpiece by using a variety of flowers in the same color grouping. Pastel-colored flowers are sweet and dainty, while bolder colors add contrast to your tablescape. Roses, lilies, daisies, orchids and green filler are popular flower choices for centerpieces. Candles of different colors and dimensions can create a beautiful centerpiece as well or be used to add ambiance. Light a few candles and place the ceramic pieces around the table. Candle holders and ceramic pieces also work well as decor for your tablescape.
A beautifully laid table makes the meal and the moment. The use of candles, tablecloths, flowers and other materials create just the right atmosphere.
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