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Wedding Inspiration: Reception Dinnerware

I think details like tabletop decor and place settings make all the difference in a well-planned wedding. When guests sit down to their table at a reception venue, they'd better go "Oooh" and "Wow" or else you're not doing your job as a wedding planner! We tell our wedding planning students to pull out all the stops with creativity on the job, and in many cases, that involves encouraging your clients to put on their DIY hats and contribute something to the special look of their own wedding. Look at the setting above, for instance. The vintage dinner plate is paired with a salad plate that boasts gold-enscribed hearts and a "Just Married" message, with gold utensils completing the coordinated look.

I've chosen a few noteworthy dinnerware choices, and all you have to do is click on each photo to see more about the real-life weddings they came from.


Thanks to 100 Layer Cake for their beautiful photographs, posts, and wedding inspiration. 100 Layer Cake is a unique, comprehensive wedding planning resource for and by thoughtful, crafty modern women. Their vendors, projects, weddings, resources, sponsors, and marketplace are hand-picked and thoroughly researched with the hope that every single one is a truly unique addition to both your wedding and your planning process. Visit the 100 Layer Cake website today.


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  • Reader Comments (14)

    What an inspirational post! Some of the ideas are so creative. I like the last photo best!
    July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRooftop Bars Saigon
    I agree table decor should have the people saying WOW! Its very important to have a beautiful table setting. Fabulous photos! I especially love the 'Just Married' on the plate.
    July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFirenze Jewels
    Dinner table if decorate in such a excellent way then its first stage of attraction rather than which are the menu in Dinner.
    July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWalk in Bath
    Wedding is the dream of all the ladys! it isn't? kkk
    Thank you girls!
    July 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commentereducação
    What an inspirational post! Some of the ideas are so creative. I like the last photo best!
    Absolutely love the photo of the gold dining table with gold record plates. Well done!
    July 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBoudoir Seattle
    This inspires me very much!! Pictures are very beautiful :D
    The last picture makes them so cool :) love it
    July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMuro
    This inspires me very much!! Pictures are very beautiful :D
    The last picture makes them so cool :) love it
    July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentervoedingscentrum
    Really like your decoration! Love it more!
    September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangetan
    I love the best plate! Looking at all these wedding posts makes me want to travel and get married somewhere far away!
    So many amazing places and things exist!
    October 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
    This is a nice post in an interesting line of content.Thanks for sharing this article, great way of bring such topic to discussion.
    November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGad subone
    Really interesting post thanks! -
    February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTotal Linguistics
    So many amazing places and things exist!!
    November 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWeight loss Tips
    Loving the last photo! are those old records?! Super creative stuff. If I wanted to use that photo over at who should I give photo credit to?
    June 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterrick

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