Top Tips from Our Table Linen Hire Team
The right table décor can enhance the dining experience and the overall ambience at any event. You may be inspired by the many glorious pictures of eye-popping table décor. But all that looks great from afar may not really work for your event. Here are some top tips from our table linen hire team to help you avoid some of the most common table décor mistakes.
Choose Right-Sized Centrepieces
You want a visual masterpiece for your table décor. If the centrepieces you imagine are the large ones you have seen in home décor magazines or online sites, you may not really be doing the right thing.
With banquet meals and share platters becoming the norm these days, you may want centrepieces that do not obstruct food distribution or the view of your guests. Talk to our table linen hire team to know more about the right centrepieces for your upcoming event.
Avoid Tapered and Cheap Candles
Candles add warmth and romanticism to the ambience. While everyone loves a soothing dining experience, tapered candles can be more of a glaring hazard if not handled carefully.
Moreover, if your guests are going to serve themselves or share platters at the table, there’s the risk of a sleeve here or there setting alight because of the candles. Choose votive candles instead. They go with the décor and do not have an exposed flame.
Candles all over the table may sound like a great idea for a table setting. But trying to do it with cheap candles can actually backfire literally. Poor quality candles or tea lights that last hardly 3-4 hours will ruin all your plans for a great-looking ambience all through the dinner. Make sure you buy long-burning candles that last for at least 9 hours.
Choose Flowers with Care
Flowers are always top of the mind when it comes to table décor and centrepieces. But the wrong flowers could actually send out mixed messages and you may end up hurting the sentiments of your guests.
For example, chrysanthemums may be an obvious choice for showing optimism and happiness where you live but for certain Asian cultures, these flowers may represent grieving.