Waterford Wednesday: Perfecting Your Place Settings

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
We’ve got a fun post today on a few simple tips that will ensure you have the perfect place settings at your next event! Whether you’re planning a wedding or any other special occasion, if the event features a meal, a place setting will be required. A place setting can be so much more than just a plate with some silverware around it; creating a visually appealing setting with a beautiful design that matches the theme of your event is simple to do! Here are some of our top suggestions for creating a one of a kind look in your place settings:

Keep A Consistent Theme
Echard Wheeler Photography

Keeping with your event’s theme is an important piece in perfecting your place settings! Staying true to the theme, whether it be a particular color, pattern or accent piece will ensure that the look of the table as a whole will be consistent and a true representation of your event. For example, the place setting above was a perfect representation of the The Great Gatsby inspiration that the styled shoot was aiming for! The theme of your event can easily be shown through the plate chargers, napkins, and even the font of the menu that you choose!

Feature A Menu
Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography | Table Design: Fluttering Flowers | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals
We can’t recommend this tip enough! Including a menu in your place setting will not only allow your guests to preview the meal that will be served (which they will totally appreciate!), but it also gives you the opportunity to get creative in the way you present the menu. Whether you choose to place it on top of a charger, fold it in with a napkin or incorporate it in with your centerpiece, featuring a menu is always a plus that will give your overall place setting more visual appeal!

Accent Special Place SettingsJessica Ryan Photography | Golden Luxe EventsTable Design: Vivid Expressions | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography 

Making your guests feel welcome is always an important piece of planning an event! Adding a unique accent or personalized touch to their place setting is an excellent way to do so! Anything from a beautifully designed name card or a nice favor will distinguish each individual and leave them feeling appreciated and thought of. Emily Wedding’s place settings at A Crystal Clear Vision tied in with her theme perfectly and had so many little thoughtful elements that anyone would have loved to be a guest at her event!

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New Products Alert!!

Hope everyone is ready for the flood of pictures from A Crystal Clear Vision 2020! This week we are so excited to showcase some of our NEW products. Jessica Ryan photographed our table where we got to show everyone in attendance some of the incredible new products we’ll be offering in 2020.Ta-daaaaaa! Our 2020 Crystal Clear Table brought to you by some AMAZING vendors.

Design by: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events | Chandelier: James Christianson |  Chandelier Rigging: Stage Right Lighting | Floral: Isha Foss Design | Calligraphy: Jessica Hanyok Calligraphy | Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography |

A picture is worth a thousand words….. So enjoy!New product: Florence Jacquard WhiteNew Product: Wooden ChargersNew Product: Sonoma Chair Natural WoodLike what you see here?? If you want to be the first to get your hands on these products, we are only a phone call away. We are soooo excited to offer these BEAUTIFUL new products starting May 2020!  We’re offering so many more new things for 2020, you just don’t want to miss out! From chiffon to velvet, we’ve got you covered across the board, or table 😉

We will see you at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth on August 7th at The Summer Social for way more FUN and inspiration! Don’t forget to keep checking back for tickets.

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Waterford Wednesday: 3 Stunning Napkin Folds

Here at Waterford, we are all about helping your Pinterest dreams become a reality!  Whether you are hosting a small dinner party or a large wedding reception, your table decor should be your focal point.  There are so many elements that can add dimension and flair to make your tablescape breathtaking.  However, we Waterford gals feel the most influential piece on your table is the napkin.

An already necessity for guests, the napkin is a classic choice in sprucing up your table without blowing your budget.  Beautifully folded napkins are a small detail that can ultimately transform a table from “drab to fab”.  Nevertheless, with the endless amounts of napkin folds out there, we know you might be a little overwhelmed at where to begin.  So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  We’ve narrowed down our top three fav napkin folds and want to share them with you!

The Tri-Fold

This might arguably be our most common choice for our clients who are serving their dinner in the form of “buffet-style”.  Draping a napkin under a glass, acrylic, or melamine charger creates a romantic look that will ultimately enhance your event’s level of sophistication.  Depending on your overall theme, The Tri-Fold can either compliment a farm table to finish off that rustic look with polyester napkins or even finalize your glamorous, ornate look with satin napkins.

Photo: Audrey Rose Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

The Knot

In the world of napkins, The Knot is one of our go-to’s when trying to dress-it-up or dress-it-down, just like your fav pair of jeans.  Coupled with an overall more simplistic look for your reception, The Knot can give off a sense of organic feeling to the table as a whole.  The beauty of this fold is its imperfect perfection, easily created with either a patterned or solid napkin of many different materials.

Photo: Angie McPherson Photography

The Banded Fold

Going back to our dynamic-duo of chargers and napkins for our last most popular fold, The Banded Napkin Fold is our most requested by our clients.  When trying to showcase your final touches on your table, this option essentially serves to “seal-the-deal”, wrapping around your choice of chargers and maybe even your menus for your event.

Photo: Lindsay Collette Photography

Photo: Luke and Ashley Photography

Elegant and classic are the characteristics that most fundamentally describe these three napkin folds.  Each unique in its own way, these particular folds can quite frankly be added to ANY look! Which one is your fav?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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