Written by: Nandi Outerbridge of The Bridal Suite Bermuda
Photography by: Jecoye Francis
Cake by: Latreece Fray (instagram @sweetslab.bda)
So you’ve just purchased your gorgeous party supplies, but you’re missing one thing… the person who actually puts the tables together!
Sometimes we just don’t want to spend the extra money on a decorator, so as a professional in the industry, I am here to give you 4 tips on styling your dessert table.
Tip 1: Select a color pallet
Choosing the right color pallet is very important. Using base colors with a “pop” color can make all the difference and help your table standout. For our Halloween table I decided to go with the typical Halloween colors while using white as the ‘pop’ color (peep the white pumpkins).
If you’re not sure which color pallet to use, visit google or Pinterest and search your main color + pallet to view a variety of options.
Tip 2: Symetrics
Creating a Symetric design means having a centre focal point with mirrored decor on each side. With our Halloween table we’ve used symmetry by having the cake as the focal point with identical decor on either side. When styling your table, start in the middle and work your way out. This will help make it easier to balance everything around it. Having a balanced table that keeps the eye moving is key.
Always remember to use heights. Please, oh please do not leave everything flat on the table. Some options for propping décor up are crates, layered serving dishes and mini bookshelves. If you can’t find anything call me! I will rent something to you.
Tip 3: Use a backdrop
Backdrops are always my favorite addition to a well decorated table. Whether you have a linen backdrop, pallet backdrop, balloon garland or a photo backdrop, it always adds that something extra.
Tip 4: Decor
Having a theme, whether its color or interest based, will help guide your décor. If you’ve set up your table and it still looks a bit sparse, do not panic! Get creative and grab some flowers out of the garden, or use jars filled with ornaments. You’re sure to find décor around your house to help fill the space.
For more tips and tricks or to book our services, contact us today.
Thanks for having us as a guest blogger La Petite Soiree!