There are a couple of elements that vie for the coveted spot of being a wedding’s focal point. There is the grand cake, often an attention-grabbing centerpiece placed conveniently within sight. The beverage stand is another top contender. What with the wedding guests eyeing it impatiently, waiting with bated breaths for its open.
However, the real winner here is the head table. It’s guaranteed to have a longer capacity to attract and retain attendants’ fleeting notice than any other contenders can. And for valid reason. It will after all host the couple of the day together with their bridal party. Key speeches will be addressed in its direction and all the best shots, food and entertainment will be geared towards its occupants. Accomplished planner, Dazzling Events suggests a couple of ways to make it a total knock-out.
Cue the lights
Light is always a genius way to subtly draw awareness to a room’s specific aspect. It does its job well when it comes to ensuring that the high table shines through. The idea here is to make sure that the rest of the venue doesn’t receive the same kind of special lighting treatment. Whether its intelligent or normal lights, play around with shades so that attendants are subconsciously aware that they need to be looking somewhere else.
Height is key
There is a good reason it’s called the high table. The name gives it away. Ensure that the main table is not at the same eye level as the other tables in the venue. Elevation is the quickest and easiest way to show superiority. Create a simple or elaborate stage or podium for the high table so that the groom and bride can take their rightful place and bask in all the glory.
Style me different
Patterns and prints are a sure way to make anything seem larger than life. No exception with the head table. Go bold and you can be sure that it will be noticed an appreciated. It will look great in wedding photos. Killing two birds with one stone. Remember though, to have a guiding theme. Nobody wants to be in a room that looks like a rainbow vomited in.
This is the chance to put on your thinking cap. A little creativity goes a long way. Decorative props are your friend. Pin it. Hang it. Place it. Whatever pleases you. You can start basic with flowers and greens or you can go a step further and use mobiles, candles, stars, vases, sparkles or anything else that tickles your fancy. Keep it classy though. It’s a wedding, not an art project. Set a dramatic backdrop through use of fabrics.