Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wedding Planning - Designing a Dessert Table

Today, I am teaming up with Oriental Trading Company to show a mockup of the dessert table for my daughter's wedding. They have a wide variety of products you can use for your big day all at very reasonable prices! You can go to their website to check out all of their fabulous wedding decor products!

I had Megan come over and go through the wedding decor with me. Her wedding is boho inspired with a touch of glam.
Here are our top picks:
Oriental Trading Company Wedding Decor

On the day we decided to put together the mockup, I got busy - I baked a small cake, bought cookies and brownie bites for the trays, and set up a table with a white table cloth and brown craft paper topper.

Megan cut some gold metallic wrapping paper to fit inside the wood trays

We stacked them smallest to the largest, using upside down bowls to raise each tier up...we'll use something to make it more permanent for the actual reception.

Metallic Gold String Chargers became a table runner, adding a touch of glam to the tabletop

The pretty turquoise napkins add a bright pop of color

Of course, we will have these personalized for the wedding with their names and date. But isn't the saying cute? "Eat, Drink and be Married" And the color is perfect!

 We placed the cake on the middle charger with the glass milk jug vase behind it to the side

The vase was filled with gold striped straws and a couple of the celebration flags - it's the perfect size!

Megan made paper flowers to fill a vase to which we added another flag

She is going to make all the flowers for the wedding (along with some help from family and friends). Love her color choices! She did an amazing job on her first bunch!

Wine and glasses were set on the charger to the left of the cake

 I had her slice the cake 😊

Her cake is going to be "naked"....she's not a big fan of icing so this is perfect for her. Dylan is thinking his cake might be that way too.

 How pretty it all looks - we can now replicate this on a larger scale.

We'll buy more of the scalloped wood trays - they hold the small bites of dessert perfectly!

The gold chargers are going to be perfect under dishes and vases - they will really help show them off

The celebration flags will not only be on the dessert table but also on the other tables - they're so much fun!

And Megan loves the sparkly Mr. & Mrs. banner!

Megan and I had fun setting up a dessert table using the pretty wedding decor from Oriental Trading Company. We're excited to have some nice and inexpensive options for decorating and can't wait to use our Oriental Trading products for the reception!

Disclaimer:I received free product in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. 

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  1. I am amazed at the vast selection Oriental Trading has for weddings. Looks like you and Megan had a blast creating the perfect setting for a boho/glam dessert table!

  2. Oriental trading is such a huge company with so many useful and interesting products. It's going to be such a fun wedding! Cherish this time Cecilia. It all goes so fast!


  3. What a charming dessert table! The cake looks so good. I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring and may you have a wonderful week.

  4. So pretty! I love it, Cecilia (& Megan!)

  5. How cute! The scalloped boxes are pretty and great containers for the goodies.

  6. A beautiful table! I so remember the Oriental Trading catalog being passed through the office many years ago!


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