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Smart Ideas On Creating The Right Table Settings

By Cassia Ann Jordan

In every occasion, there are lots of things to consider making the event successful. Everything should be well coordinated. From the menu down to the theme of the event and even to the table setting of where people mostly will dine, all these things should be carefully planned for before holding the event. The importance of having the proper table settings allows you to make your food appetizing and attractive that your guests will surely appreciate. Here are some things that you have to consider when setting the table for an event you prefer:

At this point you may wonder what is so complicated about setting up the table, but the fact is that creating a proper table setting is somewhat of an art. You want to make the table and the settings look appetizing and attractive, and below are some ideas of what to think about:

- Do you want to set the table according to a specific theme? This can depend on the nature of the actual event. For example, if your gathering is to celebrate a religious festival or time of the year, you would be interested in some good seasonal dcor ideas, such as Halloween centerpieces or the right kind of Christmas Day table setting. On the other hand, perhaps you want to base your theme on something related to your guests. If, for example, they are all avid sportsmen, you might want to make a theme that is related to sport. Think carefully about the nature of your party and guests and then plan accordingly.

Time And Number Of Guests

3. Make sure that you have the right table setting for every guest. You should plan things up like how formal your table settings will be or how many guests will you cater to serve. You should have all the time to set up the table setting considering the numbers of guests and the time when it will be set up.

- Do you have enough dishes and silverware, or do you want to use disposables for some of the settings? This question may sound sacrilegious to the table setting purists out there, but these days the more expensive ranges of disposable goods are such good quality and look so amazing that they can be even more beautiful than some of the “real” dishes that you have at home.

- How creative are you, and even if you are very handy, do you have enough help? If you are a very creative person with a lot of time on your hands, you may want to go for very lavish, elaborate centerpieces. There are so many centerpiece ideas out there, and some of them require a very artistic touch. Is that for you, or will it take up too much of your time?

Having a proper table setting is one thing that you should take into considerations when setting up an event. It does not only focus on the menu and on the program itself but also on how the venue will look like. Table setting is not an easy task and it needs a lot of patience and determination. It is not only about napkin folding but a detailed idea with artistic touch.

Cassia is a well-rounded article writer regarding creating that perfect function. She really loves making use of proper place setting table or sometimes flower centerpieces in order to achieve the ideal look.

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Jordan, Cassia A. "Smart Ideas On Creating The Right Table Settings." Smart Ideas On Creating The Right Table Settings. 18 Jan. 2011. 13 Sep 2014 <>.

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Jordan, C (2011, January 18). Smart Ideas On Creating The Right Table Settings. Retrieved September 13, 2014, from

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