We all know that hosting an epic dinner party takes more than just pinning "table designs" and sending out invites, but if you're lost on how to channel that hostessing goddess you always knew you were, we've teamed up with our friends at Wayfair Registry for a little guide on getting started. They have all of the essentials you'll need, plus a long list of awesome benefits that you'll want to take full advantage of (hey there, group gifting). Scroll for a celebration your friends won't ever stop talking about.
Our mantra is always start simple and Wayfair Registry makes that super easy with some of the prettiest tablecloths you'll ever lay your eyes upon. We chose this light gray beauty to add some texture, and the neutral color is the perfect starting point, because it's just so versatile. After that, we layered two table runners in similar shades of blue gray to really give our table a loose, organic feel. We love how it turned out.
GO FOR LOW CENTERPIECES
Long, rectangular tables are always a roomy place to host a dinner party, but can sometimes make conversation difficult. We opted to go with long, low centerpieces to keep those convos flowing (even at opposite ends of the table) and basically jumped at this set of glass votives and these rustic white pitchers as gorgeous vases for our seasonal blooms. Remember - you don't have to go overboard on decor - simple stylings will keep it comfy for your guests.
FIND THE PERFECT DINNERWARE
This stunning dinnerware set is everything, so we obviously HAD to have them. The soft watercolor design makes them easy to dress up OR down, so you can be sure to use them for every dinner party on your itinerary - including holidays. Plus, the neutral tones make them so, so easy to match any type of decor you choose. These are definitely a win-win.
DON'T FORGET THE EXTRAS
Registering is an awesome way to fill your home with all of the essentials (especially at Wayfair Registry), but it can be easy to forget all of the little extras that can really take those dinner parties to the next level. We're all about filling your table with must-haves that will keep everything within arm's reach, like salt jars, bread plates, water pitchers and, of course, a cheese board, because no party is complete without it. Just keep in mind that a beautiful presentation doesn't have to be overly complicated and food will bring in a lot of color, so choosing hues in neutral tones will always make your table pop, especially if you layer in different textures like linen, ceramic, glass and marble.
Ready to host that first dinner party as newlyweds? You'll need Wayfair Registry. They have everything you'll need and USE, plus great benefits, like free shipping, a 10% off completion discount, free returns, customizable lists and registry specialists that can guide you through the process. Plus, they also offer a group gifting option, so you can easily upgrade those old college throw-aways or register for that one big ticket item you've had your eye on for centuries. You'll be totally set for those amazing get-togethers - just add in some fresh flowers and, voila! Instant success.