Paying attention to detail when planning an event is what separates ordinary events from ones that guests can’t stop rehashing with their friends, long after the party is over. Creating a memorable event is all about unexpected details and decorative accents that really bring the whole look together. Here are our five favorite unexpected accents that make your event look great.
5) Charger Plates
Charger plates are used underneath the dishes an event’s meal is served on, and are a great way to accent the event’s theme or color scheme. They’re also a great way to incorporate a color that you really want to use, but don’t want to overdo‚ metallics, for instance, are great as charger plates. Charger plates lend an air of elegance and also allow the table to look fully set even before regular plates are there.
4) Napkins & Napkin Rings
Napkins are another great way to incorporate just a little bit of a certain color. For instance, if you want a touch of gold or silver in your décor, napkin rings are great for that. They also add a polished, elegant, look to a place setting. You can keep it simple and pull the center of the napkin though the ring or choose a fold that uses a napkin ring.
3) Chair Ties/Buckles
Another way to accessorize your event with small tablescape details is by utilizing chair ties or chair buckles. Ties can be used in coordinating colors and fabrics as the rest of your table décor, and chair buckles hold the ties in place and add a little sparkle.
2) Table Runners
Table runners give you a perfect backdrop for centerpieces, candles, flowers, and more. They’re a great way to set off anything you want to emphasize on the table, and also offer a convenient way to add contrast to the colors used for the main table linen.
1) Chair Jackets
Finally, our last tip for adding a small detail that makes a big difference. Chair jackets allow you to dress up the chairs at your table, giving them their own black tie apparel. Choose lace, sheer, satiny, or other chair jackets to tie the whole look together.
What were your favorite small details at your last event?