One element of beauty that every guest of the wedding gets to see is their place setting. So, it’s important that the design of each place setting is gorgeous. It will be one the definitive displays of the wedding theme in the reception, as it is the only usable form of decoration in the wedding reception. As important as it is to have some of the stylish beauty of your theme in your place setting, you should also have your personality thrown in the mix as well. As with all other parts of the wedding, there are trends for dinnerware, and also like all other parts of the wedding, the trend it toward more old-fashioned and simple elegance. I personally love seeing this trend in dining ware, because with many elements involved in a place setting, the culmination of ornate or simple dinnerware creating a sweet, vintage ambiance is possible in many varying ways.
One great thing about this trend is that it’s possible with many motifs, all color and each season. Intricate and classic designs work in many wedding motifs, unlike modern motifs. Straight edge, and plainness can’t work in every wedding, which may be one reason that vintage is making a comeback.
Another cool fad that comes along with vintage dining ware is that family dinnerware can be used or be a source for inspiration for designing the place setting. It’s a sweet and simple return to old-fashionedness can will always be appreciated by family and friends. It will also add a homey, down-to-earth touch that can’t really be done another way in place settings.
For those who want some simply beauty, but with whimsy rather than old-fashionedness, colorful and playful details are the way to go. Using fruit, candy, feathers, or other out-of-the-ordinary, fun elements can do just this. And, if you have a specific theme, such as an old black and white movie, a county fair or something else, try to fit the theme to the tee to make it as authentic as possible. That greatly includes the dining experience.
No matter the theme of your wedding and how elegant and beautiful your design, make sure it includes your personality and greatly illustrates your motif.
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