The first place to look for inspiration for your tablescape is the Succulent Bar blog! Here you’ll find past events we have styled for various occasions and spaces. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the blog try searching terms like styled table event, styled favor table, succulent event, or event inspiration on Pinterest. For a more custom search add terms describing your event style such as boho, romantic, whimsical, rustic, and more. Another great source of inspiration are the hashtags #tablescape, #eventstyling, or #eventdesign on Instagram.
Choosing a theme for your table will help you seamless tie in your succulent bar with the rest of your event. Your theme can be as simple as choosing a few colors and textures to run with or by choosing a more specific theme as mentioned above. A few things to consider when choosing your theme is the reason for the event, the season your event is thrown during, the setting of your event (what does the event space look like) and colors and themes that are running throughout the decor for the rest of your event.
When you choose the details of your succulent bar package you will be able to match your containers, colored rocks, and other additional customizations to the rest of your theme. After choosing your package you can then build your table up around the look of your succulents.
Dressing your table with a tablecloth and runner can add a lot of texture and excitement to your table. This is a great way to add a pop of color and tie in your theme with the table. Try mixing different textures and patterns for added interest. If you are not able to rent a speciality linen for your event, try places like Hobby Lobby, Joann’s or Walmart for fabric by the yard purchases. This is a great, affordable way to dress up your table. I typically purchase approximately 3 yards of fabric for a standard 8’ rectangular banquet table.
Create your own backdrop or rent a backdrop from an event styling company for an extra wow factor. Backdrops can help your table stand out and attract more guests as well as create an photographable area for your guests. Backdrops can be as elaborate or simple as you can imagine. Some fun elements to add to backdrops include wood, fresh flowers, dried flowers, balloon arches, banners, acrylic signs, neon signs, wooden signs, piping, lights and more!
Creating balance and dimension throughout your table makes the overall look more interesting and pleasing to the eye. Try adding items with different heights across your table to both fill it out and add decor. Some examples of these are plant stands, faux plants, flowers in vases, candles, candle stick holders, trays, books, seasonal decor, and decorative containers. Remember to mix and match textures with these various decor items as well to draw interest to the table.