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An Extraordinary Wedding: Small Upgrades That Make a Big Difference

- Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Styles and choices in wedding decor have changed drastically over the years. Because everyone wants to be unique, couples are looking for unlimited choices more than ever before.

This leads to a small dilemma — with so many different styles to choose from, how do you wow your guests without going overboard? One aspect that can be overlooked is small and simple upgrades that actually make a big, memorable impact.

While we at Total Events have many suggestions, but below you’ll find 3 simple upgrades that can take an average wedding and propel it into the realm of extraordinary.

Gorgeous Charger Plates: Setting the Stage

A charger plate is a large, decorative base plate setting for which the other dinnerware is placed on top. You’ll often see them at catered events, weddings, corporate parties, big banquets, or in your favorite fine dining restaurant. You might know them as‘service plates’, but they are merely decorative enhancements used to stage the table for fullness between plated courses. Elegance is achieved by way of using carefully-chosen charger plates to serve multiple-course meals.


Creative & Useful Lighting: Setting the Mood

Lighting plays an important role in setting the overall mood of any event. How many times have you been out to dinner with terrible lighting? If you have, you know how quickly the mood of the meal takes a darker turn. Good wedding lighting will bring out the details of your decor, enhance the feel of the venue, and make for terrific pictures.

Nothing changes the ambiance in a room more than lighting. So many beautiful rooms that are stunning on their own now look dull without a full scale lighting design. Lighting can bring the mood up, change the intensity of the room, and create an inviting atmosphere.

Napkin Color: Setting the Tone

Your event, overall, will have a color palette and your guests will notice. The way to achieve an overall mood and feeling, you’ve got to carry your style and color palette throughout all of the details. Yes, even down to the napkins.

Your guests are going to spend a lot of time at their tables, so the space they occupy is all theirs during the event — make sure that your style is extended to all of the immediate details on the table. The tone of your event will be reinforced by the details. Choosing the right fabrics and colors for your napkins will better involve and connect your guests to your mood and tone.