Engaging with your guests and making your event entertaining are key components of a successful social function — especially a memorable wedding reception. The team at Table Decor and More wants to help you customize your wedding and reception to keep the energy up throughout the night. Offering your family and friends a variety of spaces within your venue to gather and talk or do something, timing your catering appropriately and injecting your personality into the proceedings will help keep the good times rolling and avoid those dreaded stagnant moments. Let’s look at some simple things that can help make your special day extra special.
DIY Flower Station Will Add Crafty Fun
Giving your guests an event to remember is all about engagement. This means finding ways for your family and friends to feel like active participants in the proceedings. For instance, one enterprising couple set up a DIY flower crown station as a simple and fun way to engage their guests. Here’s what recent bride Susan had to say about incorporating this unique idea into her reception.
The DIY flower crown station was surprisingly easy and took very little money or energy on my part to put together. I can’t even remember how I first came up with the idea, but I knew that we would do something basic with DIY flowers for the Welcome Dinner on Friday and I thought a DIY flower crown station would be a great way to recycle the flowers from Friday’s dinner. I also wanted — since it was a wedding weekend — to provide people with the option of an entertaining activity while Matt and I were busy with getting ready and portraits. Read more at A Practical Wedding
You could adapt and easily broaden this fun idea by encouraging your guests to craft corsages, boutonnieres, crowns or leis — the creative possibilities are as vast as the imagination. And just think of all the delightful photos it will produce.
Create a Fireside Lounge
Having a warm and cozy outdoor space is ideal for creating a conversation zone, catering to those who need a reprieve from the volume of your DJ or live band (either of which we can book on your behalf, don’t forget) and accommodating smokers. Fleece blankets, propane fire pits or freestanding propane heaters are a great addition in cooler weather. Add some soft, textured pillows to the outdoor furniture and use your wedding colors for inspiration to include candles, lanterns and strings of lights to create a harmonious vibe.
Offer an Hors D’oeuvre Bar, Dessert Bar and More
Good parties often revolve around the food — which is why so many end up in the kitchen. Keep your guests involved and the traffic moving with a variety of delicious stations. From the opening cocktail hour to the last dance, your attendees will love strolling from one specialty set-up to the next. Table Decor and More can deliver any kind of menu you desire. We will create a delicious sampling from our most popular recipes. Or, you can bring us your favorite family recipes and we will reproduce them for that extra-special personal touch. Dishes can be served family style or plated at your request.
There are endless menu opportunities if you go for a food station during cocktail hour or your reception. You can use it as a complement to your wedding’s theme: For example, couples tying the knot on the beach can treat their guests to fresh seafood with an oyster bar. Or if you want to showcase your baking skills, go with a nostalgia-inducing biscuit bar lined with bowls of butter and honey. Another perk of a food station? It’s an elegant way to dress up your favorite comfort foods — think a gourmet pizza station or a build-your-own taco bar! Also, a farmer’s market-inspired stand full of homegrown veggies and fruit is a serious upgrade from the standard crudité platter.
- Build-your-own crostini station with breads, toppings, and sides served on wooden platters and earthy tableware.
- A Cajun-themed menu featuring a tiered stand lined with glasses of seafood salad topped with blackened shrimp.
- A bread-and-cheese station with a chalkboard menu, bread baskets, and a vintage headboard backdrop.
- An olive oil tasting station with olives, bread, and dried fruit. Additional details at Brides.com
All-Inclusive Wedding Services
Catering is just one of the many services we provide at Table Decor and More. We are your one-stop wedding and event vendor. We have pulled together all the services required for an unforgettable wedding day or social occasion. We are proud to offer the following amenities to our clients:
- Wedding Cake & Desserts
- Wedding Theme Decor
- Floral Arrangements, including Bouquets and Centerpieces
- Tables and Chairs
- Wedding Day Directing
- And Much More…ask about additional services
Table Decor and More has been planning and decorating unforgettable weddings and events for years. If you purchase an all-inclusive wedding package from us, the planning and coordination of your wedding and reception will be taken care of without any stress on you. Our lead designer is a Certified Special Events Planner (C.S.E.P.) who will make sure that your big day is everything you hoped for and more. Call us at 704-823-7806 or use the Contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.