"Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity"
Frank Lloyd White.
Charger plates came into vogue in the Victorian era - late into the 1900th Century - when a show of opulence was in fashion. More was better and it was important to display ones wealth. Chargers were used to enhance the look of the table and returned to popularity in the late 1990's.
Used purely for decorative purposes - food is not served on charger plates and consequently they are often referred to as under-plates.
Charger plate etiquette and use varies among caterers and restaurants. Some professional catering companies remove the decorative charger plates as soon as guests are seated. Often a decorative charger plate is left on the table as a large coaster for soup or salad courses and then removed for the main entree. Others keep the charger in situ until the end of the entire meal - either way they are very effective when used to enhance a table setting or for introducing an accent colour.
Often wedding themes are a reflection of a couples personalities - incorporating ideas and passions that represent their individual characters or lifestyles. Therefore dressing reception tables offers the perfect opportunity to explore their creativity and inject a real sense of individualism into the celebrations.
With careful planning and thoughtful design it is simple to add impact making your reception tables both unique and memorable and plate chargers are the perfect way to add structure to an individual place setting. They can be fun and funky, traditional or classic, or modern chic. All of our chargers have been chosen to compliment a range of various tastes. Coloured chargers add an essence of colour which can be used effectively as an accent to coordinate table top decor. Gold and silver can be introduced to add elegance and style and can easily be coordinated with additional table accessories.
We offer a variety of colours and patterns in an effort to provide our customers with a select choice that is both exciting to find and even more exciting to use.
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