Trend Alert: Table Dressings

While typically our discussions pertain to decor that sit ON tabletop surfaces, today we bring you decor OF these surfaces: a pinch of razzle-dazzle to “dress-up” those plain ol’ things. Finding a suitable table fabric certainly contributes much to a wedding reception’s overall aesthetic, which can be accredited to the fabric’s nature of making. In other words, what type of material is this? Each piece of cloth will carry within itself a different set of initial associations (i.e. burlap is for rustic outdoor/barnyard weddings only; tulle only fits the younger age group). But of course, there really isn’t any official structured rules or “correct answers”, nor any limitation in pairing your choice in fabric with the other elements of your ceremony – so have some fun considering your options! Trust your instincts, and pick the one(s) that feels right to you!

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Burlap often creates a more homely atmosphere when used under a roof with twinkling lights!

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It looks as if the table had gone ahead and gotten its own extravagant, rose-swirl patterned “dress” for the evening!

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Silky smooth satin makes even arbitrary folds and pools of the fabric look lavishly elegant!

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Ironically, velvet material nowadays seems to take on a chic, modern edge as opposed to a reference to medieval times.

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A simple cotton basket weave black and white table-runner such as the one above will certainly get the decorating job done!

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Small, circle sew-on pieces resolve themselves into a frock-like material complete with its gorgeously ruffled texture! And here’s another idea: instead of generating light from object on top, have the light source function from underneath!

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Sheer linen has a way of crumpling up that, rather than looking ragged, actually ends up carrying more stylish candidness in these photo shoots!

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Knitted large place mats set off vintage vibes, especially when draped across old, classy furniture!

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And all that glitters is gold…

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Instead of a putting them on a sign, hang these words of encouragement off your table so everyone gets the message!

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It’s Confetti Time!

You heard right – it’s confetti time! We love confetti! It’s our favorite thing ever: paper – in a fun little form. Confetti seems to be the one party item that never goes out of style. While you may not think confetti for your wedding day, it’s perfect for showers, birthdays, anniversaries and more! Take it from us, the party-loving Patchettes, every good party needs some cute confetti!

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The current confetti trend is “the bigger, the better.”

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These trendy, confetti tubes are super easy to make!

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Finally, make your own custom confetti if you’re really feeling crafty!

We hope you create some fabulous party decor with these confetti ideas! Let the Patchettes helps you decorate with banners, place cards, and more. For all sorts of pretty paper inspiration, follow The Dandelion Patch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Pretty Paper: Menu Design

The best weddings are all in the details! One paper detail that’s often over looked is the menu! Your dinner menu plays a huge part in your table decor, and it can really pull a look together. One tip to remember is that your menu and day-of paper don’t have to match your invitation! It might reflect that design, but your menu should really play off your venue and table details like your center pieces! Sounds overwhelming? Don’t worry! Our trained Patchettes are ready to help you design the perfect menu for your table! Here’s a look at a few of our past designs, and there’s even more examples on our site’s gallery!

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Trend Comeback: Gingham

Gingham is making a comeback! This pattern was one of our favorite trends from Fashion Week this year and it is absolutely perfect for summer. You can wear this cute summer print or incorporate it into your wedding or next party. 

Diane Von Furstenberg was one of many designers to use gingham in their Spring 2015 collections. How cute is this look?

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Check out these Miu Miu heels worn by a NYFW attendee, photographed by Anton Lombardi.

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This pattern isn’t just for Fashion Week though! Gingham can add a fun, fashion-forward element to any wedding or celebration. 

Check out this bride’s coral peony bouquet featuring a gingham touch.

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Add a little southern charm to any wedding by dressing your groom in a  gingham shirt.

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Gingham can also be used as a decorative accent on your wedding day. Use gingham in your tablecloths, centerpieces, and invitations.

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If you’re loving this trend, you can even use gingham in your home decor! 

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The gingham trend has even reached food! Check out this stunning bridal shower cake, and these fun DIY cookies for some inspiration.

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How will you incorporate gingham this summer?

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-Jessica