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RECEPTION STYLE | CREATING A HARMONIOUS TABLE

As much time as you spend trying on bridal gowns and creating your wedding-day look, there should be a devoted amount of time dedicated to the look of your wedding. It’s important to choose a wedding venue that fits your needs, but it’s even more important to make the setting your own. From table decor to reception styling tips, Vera has all the answers to your wedding decor questions.

 

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Do you feel overwhelmed by the look of the tables for your wedding reception? Start with the anchor – the place setting. China, silverware and stemware form the core of the wedding table and dictate all of your other choices. Simple, white china can be accented in endless ways and is a sophisticated way of presenting food.

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On the other end of the spectrum, unmatched china can be stylish and innovative as long as the pairings are deliberate; I recommend this approach only for smaller weddings. Coordinate the silverware and stemware with the china, keeping in mind necessities based on the menu you have selected.

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For example, your silverware needs may include steak knives or chopsticks. Stemware is an important statement of formality (or not). A formal wedding will include four pieces of crystal at every seat: a glass for red wine, a glass for white wine, a water glass and a champagne flute. I adore shades of tinted crystal, which add subtle drama to the wedding tables.

 

XO, Vera

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