Tablescapes are often the visual focal point of an event. Guests will dine, discuss, and even debate around the table. When choosing your tablescape, don’t underestimate the importance of the charger. More than functional foundation, a charger can make or break the entire tablescape. The right charger will ground the table setting and complement the decor, while the wrong one can make the overall dining experience feel awkward or unkempt.
Read on to learn our three key areas to consider when choosing a charger for an event tablescape.
Consider the Occasion
What type of event is your client asking you to plan? When choosing a charger, consider style, location, and even the menu choices. Glass chargers are a good fit for almost any occasion because they are durable and come in a variety of colors and patterns. But don’t overlook more unique choices. Planning an outdoor event nestled in nature? Consider a wooden charger to provide a more natural tablescape or a metal charger to complement a rustic style.
Know Your Measurements
Chargers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And while an inch or two may not seem like a big deal, it can make a significant visual impact on the overall tablescape. Go too large, and your table setting may be overcrowded; too small, and the charger may disappear completely under the china. Measure your tablescape carefully to ensure your charger is proportionate to the size of the table, the plates and the rest of the table decor.
Coordinate Colors and Materials
Today’s chargers have moved beyond the basic cream, white and gold. More clients are choosing to use the charger to add pops of color and pattern. This classic Rose Gold Moore charger is a beautiful neutral pattern that complements almost any tablescape. We love our Blue Mandala charger because it adds subtle design while keeping the overall decor simple, and it’s especially suited for a Moroccan or Bohemian-style event. And, for something a bit more avant-garde, our Cielo charger is absolutely stunning with its vibrant blue gradient design!
Don’t be afraid to let your creativity soar when choosing a charger. It’s a great way to add depth to your china of choice and to bring in complementary pops of color to your tablescape. Check out our portfolio to see how we incorporate chargers into events that range from sports-themed bar mitzvahs to corporate dinner parties.
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