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Waterford Wednesday: 2018 Summer Trends

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
The “official” start to summer was last week, and that got us thinking about all of the trends we are loving this season! The warm air instantly makes us think of bright colors, summer floral, and outdoor weddings! Check out some of the top trends we’re loving:

 

Pop of Color With Napkins
You guys know how much we love a good napkin, and these bright coral ones did not disappoint at this summer wedding! Napkins can really bring a table together, especially if you have a more neutral linen as the base. If you’re looking to add a pop of color without breaking your budget, napkins are the way to go!

 

Bright Floral Arrangements
If there is one season to take advantage of pretty florals, it’s summer! There are so many bright and beautiful flowers in bloom during this season, and your floral arrangements can really be “wow” statement pieces!

 

Colorful Floral Robes
There is nothing more fun than cute “getting ready” outfits for your wedding party! Robes are a popular choice, as they are super comfy AND look polished enough for photos! When we think of a summer wedding, colorful and floral robes come to mind!

 

Fun Place Cards
We were seriously swooning at this bride’s fun place cards! The oyster shells were the perfect addition to her on-the-water, outdoor wedding. We always love when the theme of a wedding can be brought into all aspects and design!

 

Tent Weddings
Tent weddings just give us all the summertime vibes! They are the perfect way to contain an outdoor wedding, provide privacy, and there are endless opportunities for decor!

 

Outdoor Cocktail Hour
There’s nothing quite like a sweet summer night, right?! With the sun setting, an outdoor cocktail hour can be so beautiful! One perk to an outdoor cocktail hour is there is oftentimes more space for activities!
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Waterford Wednesday: Planning The Perfect Dinner Party

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Although many of our clients come in for design consultations related to wedding linens specifically, we love when we get to help out with more intimate gatherings – like dinner parties! While there is a bit of planning involved when it comes to dinner parties, you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated at the idea! We’ve rounded up a few helpful tips and processes that will make the whole experience feel like a breeze!

Gather Essentials
Photo: Tara Liebeck Photography
Make sure that you have all the essentials you need! From table linens and napkins, plate chargers, chairs, and more – you don’t want to miss anything! Walk through your event from start to finish and make sure you have all aspects covered. Feel like you don’t even know where to start when gathering essential linens and items for your event? Don’t worry, that’s what Waterford is here for! We are happy to set up a design consultation to think through the essentials of what rentals you need to make your party a success.

Assemble
Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
Now it’s time to put your good taste to work! By this point, you’ve hopefully found the perfect linens, so now it’s time to incorporate your theme throughout with floral arrangements and other complementary design pieces! While you’re in the assembly process, make sure to keep your guests in mind. Do they have enough space to comfortably sit at the table? Do they have all necessary glass/flatware?

Be Creative
Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
When hosting friends and family members, remember that they want to enjoy this party as much as you do! It is ok to get creative and do something bold or different. Have you been dying to try out some different lighting options? Do it! Do you want to make a statement with a cool backdrop piece? Go for it! Whatever you decide to incorporate, it will be a great conversation starter and something unique to present!

Enjoy!
Last, but not least, it’s time to enjoy! Sitting back and actually enjoying the evening that you have carefully crafted is vital! Allow yourself to take a deep breath and actually look at the wonderful event you’ve assembled. Don’t worry about the little details out of place (that nobody will even notice!). Remember the reason you wanted to host the dinner in the first place: to celebrate with good people!

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Waterford Wednesday: Choosing the Best Napkins

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
If you haven’t heard the exciting news, we just recently moved office locations! We didn’t go too far, just down the street (literally), but we now have so much more space! With all of this new space, we are excited about expanding our napkin wall. Napkins are one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color or extra detail to a table design, and we are pumped to have more space to see all of the napkins at once! For the most part, napkins are inexpensive and can really make a huge difference on your tables – small investment, huge impact! We’ve done a couple of posts in the past on our love for napkins, like the different folds you can create, some napkin inspiration, and why they are a great investment! So today we thought we’d discuss another important element of napkins: choosing the right/best kind for your event!

Quality IS Important
Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography

It’s true that napkins tend to be on the more inexpensive side of linens, but it’s important to make sure you are getting good quality napkins! While napkins are a beautiful addition to tables, they aren’t just there for looks! The right napkin should make guests feel comfortable knowing that they can clean up after themselves and wipe up any accidental spills as well. Another good thing about having quality napkins at an event is that they can match the rest of your decor impeccably to add to the atmosphere. Though it may seem like a small detail, knowing you have best quality napkins at your event is vital for the success of your occasion!

What To Look For
Photo: Dragon Studio
Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
When you’re choosing event napkins, it’s important to figure out if you’d like napkins that are strictly for decor or napkins that are both fashionable and functional (we suggest option 2!). Functional napkins like polyester & satin make for easier clean up, while decor napkins (like sequin!) add a luxurious design element, but aren’t very useful when it comes to eating!

If you are looking for the best selection of event and wedding napkins, contact us! We have a large selection of different products to ensure your event is exactly how you imagined it.

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Waterford Wednesday: 5 Ways to Incorporate Gold

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We’ve got a great post for you today filled with some ideas on how to incorporate one of our favorite color schemes into your event! Using gold in your wedding design, whether it be the main color or not, is such an easy way to make your event look elegant and luxurious without breaking the bank! Check out 5 of our favorite ways to incorporate gold into your decor/design below!

Gold Mermaid Sequins LinenPhoto: Kirstyn Marie Photography Designer: Emily Weddings
We absolutely adore this specialty linen of ours, and wouldn’t it just be the perfect way to add a touch of gold to your table?! We love how you can play around with this gorgeous linen to get just the right amount of gold that you’re looking for. This linen would definitely be the talk of your event!

Gold Beaded Glass Charger
Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography Designer: Soirees By Lauren
Wedding decor is all about the details, and no formal, sit-down dinner is complete without a little additional decor! To add a little something extra (in gold!) our gold beaded chargers are the way to go! The glass adds a modern approach to the charger, while the gold beading provides that perfect hint of color that could take your table design to the next level!

Gold Silverware/Napkins
Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
There’s just something so elegant about gold, especially in silverware and napkin form. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised to see beautiful gold napkins folded in an intricate design at their seat, or the unique look of gold silverware! Both items are the perfect way to complete a table design for an unbelievably low price!

Gold  Chiavari Chairs
Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography
For a complete look at a ceremony or reception, our gold chiavari chairs are the way to go! We love how uniformed and elegant they can make rows of seating look at a ceremony, and they bring just the right pop of gold most people are looking for at a reception!

Gold Linen
Photo:  Erika Mills Photography
 Of course we can’t leave out a gold table linen of some sort! We love our beautiful gold leaf runners and overlays on guest tables, sweetheart tables, dessert tables, literally everywhere! The ideas are endless with this beauty!

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