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Here are a few event planning tips and tricks to add that special touch based on our expertise in Twin Cities weddings and events. Attention to details is the key to creating a classy event. Make your event one that guests will remember.  Contact us to discuss your vision for your special day.



Choose a Theme
Photography by Red Ribbon Studio

Choose a Theme

Think about common interests, hobbies, or lifestyles between you and your fiance. Example: If you both enjoy the outdoors, consider a more natural feel to your wedding with chocolate and celedon colors.

A theme can be as subtle as evoking a certain mood. The key is to carry that feel from the invitations, through the wedding, to the thank you cards. Decisions about details, that are made with your theme in mind, will help create the look you want. 

Create an intimate space
Scott Streble Photography

Create an intimate space

When booking your reception site it is important to consider the number of guests you plan to have in the room. Your guests need to fit comfortably in the reception space without getting lost in a high ceiling or large ballroom.

If you have very high or unattractive ceilings consider using a ceiling drape to lower the ceiling and bring a softer feel to the room.

You can also fill that tall space with alternating low and raised floral centerpieces. We have several risers and candelabras to fill the space above your guest tables.

In a space that is too large, keep your guests tables close together and divide the room with pipe and drape or consider the placement of your band, dancefloor, gift tables, cake table etc. 

The art of the table
Photography by Olive Juice Studios

The art of the table

No matter what your budget, you can upscale your event by adding chair covers and floor length linens. We have every color poly table cloth as well as hundreds of specialty linens.

Charger plates and napkins that complement your tablecloth will fill the space on your guest tables for a finished look that is inviting and appealing.

Reception spaces often have old table top accessories that are used regularly. Consider using our matching salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar and water goblets. 

A chair cover will make the difference
Red Ribbon Studio

A chair cover will make the difference

Chairs that are used at reception facilities have wire frames that are distracting. Adding chair covers is the best way to create the elegant space you want. We have chair covers starting at $ 2.95.

If chair covers for every table is not in your budget, consider dressing up the head table only.

A colored sash tied over your chair cover will bring together the colors of the event. Sashes can be used on bag style chair covers or regular chair covers. 

Consider your lighting
Kelly Brown Weddings

Consider your lighting

Talk to your venue about lighting options that they have. The type of lighting you choose will help determine the feel of the room.

Create soft lighting with ceiling drape and twinkle lights.

For a warm intimate space, bring the house lights down and luminate each table with a series of lamps or candles. A single lamp on a high cocktail table is perfect for that evening cocktail hour.  

Details, details, details
Olive Juice Studios

Details, details, details

Get creative with your place cards. Instead of setting them on a table, place them in a grand floral arrangement or clip them from our Wire Waterfall.

Guests love to know what is for dinner. Have menu cards printed and stuffed into your napkin fold.

Do you want gold, silver, crystal or copper accents on your tables? Coordinating gold flatware with gold accented table top accessories will make a noticable difference.

Party favors are a nice gesture for your guests. Make sure they are not only thoughtful but also add appeal to the place setting. 

Beyond the table
Kelly Brown Weddings

Beyond the table

Once you have given your guest tables that special touch, think about other areas that your guests will be. Does the bar need embelishment with a lamp, a floral arrangement, or specialty martini glasses?

Surprise your guests with a care basket in the bathrooms or ask your florist to include a small bouquet for the counter.

The place card and guest tables are the first thing your guests will see. Make sure to order matching linens for these tables. Add additional appeal with a decorated archway entrance, columns or torchier. 

Cake table decor

Cake table decor

A well decorated wedding/anniversary cake should have a well decorated cake table underneath it. This table does not need to match the guest tables. Consider adding an overlay or flounce to make this table a focal point.

Table linens and cake stands should accent the cake but not match it. By having a light colored cake with dark linens or vice versa, the cake will really stand out.

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