Friday, February 3, 2017

Sweet Sweet Table for a Sweet Sweet Life!

Sweet tables are a great addition to every wedding. Sweet tables are both beautiful and practical, as they provide a great decoration piece for the reception area, as well as a nice way to keep your guests' sweet tooth satisfied.

What is a sweet table? A sweet table is a table full of sweets… obviously. Sweet tables are usually used in the reception area, and have on them various kinds of candies, for your guests to treat themselves with. They can also have some jars with juices or punch, which can be used for both decorative purposes and for drinking. Besides the candies and the drink, the table can also be decorated with candles and flowers, which will match the wedding's main decoration theme.

Sweet tables can be placed anywhere in the reception room, although it is a good idea to have them in the corner which looked empty. and you didn't know how to fill otherwise. Another nice idea, is to place the sweet table at the dance floor, to "lure" your guests to dance. Just make sure that the table is in a place where it won't get knocked down during the wild dancing!

You can set your sweet table and wish table together. If you wonder why do that, here is a explanation. From my experience, not all guests remember to write in the wish book, which can feel a bit disappointing at the end. Having the wish book next or at the sweet table, is a practical way to remind your guests about the wish book, and in a way reward them for writing in the guest book.

Sweet tables can also be really helpful when you cannot find any good ideas for favors, as you can transform them into a favor station for your guests. Place small bags and spatulas at the sweet table, along with a variety of different candies, and let your guests prepare their own favors!

A sweet table could as well be used to display your wedding cake. Place the cake in middle of the table, on a beautiful cake base, once the cutting of the cake is finished, and let your guests enjoy that piece of art.

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When is the right time to have the sweet table out? This really depends on the purpose of the sweet table. If you wish for the table to be used as a guests' favor station, or to remind them of your guest book, then it is a good idea to have it ready for the cocktail hour. If, on the other hand, you wish for it to be a reason for the guests to go to the dance floor, have it ready just as the dinner is over. It is better though, to avoid having the table ready from the very beginning, as you don't want your guests to be staffed with sweets before dinner, or for the sweets to go bad.

A great thing about sweet tables, is that you can use any kind of candies you wish. It can be sugared almonds in beautiful vases, small candy bars such as Twix, Mars, Snickers etc., doughnuts , cupcakes, macaroons, lollipops, anything your heart desires. You can choose sweets, that will have the color theme of your wedding, so that the sweet table will match perfectly with the main decoration theme. You can even prepare homemade sweets, if you love cooking, to make it even more personal. In this case, don't forget to ask your venue if they allow food from outside to be brought to their premises.

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If you are getting married in Santorini, Kefalonia, or any other part of Greece, it is a nice idea to use tradition Greek candies for the sweet table, to add that Greek flavor everybody loves! Arrange with your wedding planner to have small Kataifia, Mpaklavades, Saragli, Touloumpakia and other Greek sweets for your sweet table. Your guests, and you of course, will love them! Keep in mind though, that a lot of Greek sweets contain nuts, so inform your nut allergic friends about that, to avoid any allergic incidents.

Make your wedding even better, by adding a sweet corner to your wedding reception. After all, it is not just kids who love treats!

As always, thank you very much for reading and I wish you a lovely day! 

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