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Waterford Wednesday: Let’s Talk Napkins!

Let’s talk napkins!
We’ve done a couple of Waterford Wednesday posts on napkins – like the different folds you can use and some napkin inspiration to add creativity to your table, but today is all about the “why” behind napkins! Why do we think they are such an important element to your table design? Why should you definitely utilize napkins at your place settings? Check out some of our top reasons:

Pop of Color!
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Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
One of the top reasons that we are huge advocates for napkins is the pop of color that they can potentially bring to your table! If your table design is mostly neutrals, but you want a nice accent color added in to your theme, a colorful napkin is the way to go! Waterford has a HUGE inventory of napkins (seriously, check out our storage!) in many different colors, so finding the perfect shade would be no issue!

Added Texture
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Photo: Dragon Studio
If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you know that we are all about mixing and matching linen textures! Adding a basic satin or polyester napkin to a table design that has a heavily textured linen can really make for stunning look! We loved how our Royal Blue Polyester Napkins looked on top of our Champagne Payette Sequins linen!

Accentuate!
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Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
Not only can napkins provide a pop of color at your table, but they can also serve as an interesting accessory! There are so many different ways to “dress up” your napkins – from a pretty fold, to napkin rings, or even incorporating a menu or thank you note inside!
Waterford Tip: If you’re looking for an intricate napkin fold, make sure you’re choosing a fabric that will work!

Inexpensive Decor
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Photo: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
One of the great things about napkins is that they are a very inexpensive rental that can make a huge difference on your table! With prices starting as low as $.55, you can’t turn away from investing in napkins that can take your table design to the next level! If you’re on a budget and not interested in some of the more expensive specialty linens, napkins are the perfect alternative!

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Waterford Wednesday: Holiday Parties

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, friends!
Don’t the holidays always seem to sneak up so quickly?! We always love this time of year because it gives us a chance to see how our customers use linens in a very different way – at holiday parties and events! There is something so festive and exciting about a holiday party, and we’ve found that people really like to go bold and get creative with their linens and decor! Check out some of our favorite ideas for holiday parties this year:

Holiday Inspired Decor
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Photo: Leigh Skaggs Photography
Incorporating holiday decor pieces in your table design is a must at any party! How cute is this cranberry and cinnamon arrangement on a folded napkin?! Not all parties have to include holiday colors or trees, wreaths, and sparkle to make them festive!

Non-Traditional Is Fun Too!
When it comes to holiday parties, we like when clients mix it up a little bit! Instead of opting for the traditional reds and greens for Christmas parties, you could use more neutral colored linens such as white and silver, and then use the more traditional colors as your accent decor! Everybody likes to feel like they’re in a “winter wonderland” sometimes!

Sequins, Of Course!
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Photo: Maria Grace Photography
Is a holiday party even considered “fun and festive” without some sort of sequins?! We think not! How fun would our red sequins table linen be for a Christmas party dessert table? With so many different color options available, you could go all out at your holiday party with sequins!

Plate Chargers
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Photo: Justin Hankins Photography
If your holiday event has a sit down dinner, plate chargers are the perfect way to bring in some holiday color and cheer! Our red chargers would be awesome for a Christmas party while our gold or silver would look great at a New Year’s event! If you’re going for a more up-scale feel, our glass beaded chargers could be a great addition as well, with a fun napkin folded on top!

Have fun planning or attending holiday parties this year! ‘Tis the season for big celebrations!
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Waterford Wednesday: Elegant Sequin Styled Shoot

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Remember a couple weeks ago when we posted our Event Style Inspiration, where we talked about extravagant & glamorous versus simple & classic table designs? We gave you a sneak peek of a gorgeous elegant sequin table design photographed by Lauren Simmons Photography, and today we’re excited to show you more from this styled shoot at The Obici House! This particular shoot was a team effort by some of the top vendors in Hampton Roads at the Rising Tide Society Tuesday’s Together. Check out some of our favorite shots:
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Vendor Love:
Venue: The Obici House // Coordinator: Savy Wedding & Event Planning, LLC // Florals:  Kathy Forrest Design // Cake: Brittany Meeks-Carr of Sugar on Top Cakes & Sweets // Calligraphy: Megan Noblett of Salty Sweetie Designs // Linens: Waterford Event Rentals, LLC // Vintage Rentals: Savy Wedding & Event Planning // Rentals: Big Top Entertainment // Jewelry: Beth Vinson My Secret Garden Va // Dress: Jill Ferras Jillian Fellers // Beauty: Susanne Mayer and Holly of Best Face Forward Skin, Makeup & Color Artists // Stationery: Amber Dominique Gibson of Amber Dominique Designs Events

If you’re looking for table design inspiration, keep checking back for updates on our annual A Crystal Clear Vision show! This is the perfect show for all you brides to be to gain exclusive design ideas!

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Waterford Wednesday: Maximize Speciality Linens

It’s our first Waterford Wednesday post of November!
The holiday season always seems to sneak up on us. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, there are only eight Friday’s until Christmas, and then A Crystal Clear Vision is in March! These next four months are going to fly by, and things are already starting to roll with our 2017 event – table registration for florists, caterers, and designers opens TOMORROW!
14639896_1808472259396918_6652110788755045777_nNot only does A Crystal Clear Vision feature the top wedding vendors in Hampton Roads, but also a lot of our newest speciality linen inventory! There will be table designs styled with many different budgets in mind, and we’re here to give you our top tip on how to maximize your speciality linen picks, along with some steps to ensure you pull the look of flawlessly!

Use Speciality AND Basic Linens
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The top tip we could give when it comes to maximizing speciality linens (and staying within your budget) is to mix & match! Alternating between speciality linens and basic linens on your tables is the perfect way to create a luxury look while also saving you money! This simple tip will give you an expensive feel at your event as well as a nice blend of linens!

Now that we know mixing & matching specialty linens and basic linens is the way to go…how do we achieve this look?

1. Pick Your Color Scheme
This is the most important step! Deciding on your color palette will get the ball rolling and allow you to see what speciality and basic linen options there are that compliment one another.

2. Decide On Your Speciality Linen(s)
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Deciding on your speciality linen is the next step! Since this linen (or linens) will create the “wow” factor at your event, picking these will come before your basic linen. Did someone say sequins?!

3. Pick Your Basic Linens
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When choosing your basic linen, make sure to take note of any colors or textures in your speciality linen(s)! This will be a good guide when deciding on what basics you want to have.

4. Combine
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Finally, it’s time to combine everything! Take our top tip (mixing & matching) and see how everything comes together!

If you’re looking for more table design inspiration, keep checking back for updates on our annual A Crystal Clear Vision show! This is the perfect show for all you brides to be to gain exclusive design ideas!

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