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cut specialty glassware from the table
before flatware or china. You want
to ensure you have quality flatware
because it will impact the guests' ability
to enjoy their meal. "
And while chargers are seen as that
" special extra, " they really " ground " the
table for Lamkin, so she advises that if
they are really beautiful chargers, then
they should stay.
In Pedersen's experience, charger
plates are used sparingly and not
everyone has the budget to have them.
She suggests that if someone comes in
with their heart set on them and doesn't
have the budget, utilize chargers at the
head table and perhaps any special
tables and the rest can be dressed with a
dinner plate.
" And if the client isn't opting for
gold flatware, then I think many
times you can get away with using the
caterer's silver flatware, rather than
cutting something that's more visually
appealing like crystal cut glassware or
patterned linens, " Lamkin says.
Brown says the biggest mistake
wedding couples make is designing a
full place setting. " Yes, a charger, dinner
plate, salad and dessert place look nice,
but is it necessary? If you're not having
salad, then skip the salad plate and
fork. Choose a budget-friendly linen or
chair instead of the fanciest option. The
details will still look fabulous. "
Maura Keller is a freelance writer
based in Plymouth, Minn.
A simple, rustic linen table runner
complements a wide-planked wooden
table, while more contemporary
stoneware and gold-accented flatware
anchor each table setting. Photo
courtesy of Pedersen's Event Rentals.
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