Something that we’ve been hearing from a ton of our Brides lately is, “I want to make my wedding feel more like an upscale dinner party.”  And we kind of love it.  We’re feeling like the whole “I want a perfect Pinterest wedding” trend is on its way out, and that more and more couples are wanting their wedding to feel more personal, almost as if they were having guests over for a dinner party.  Inspired by the decor in their own homes and their personal style, we’re on our way to turning a few clients’ weddings into the dinner party of their dreams.  Here’s how to make your wedding feel like a dinner party…


Swap Appetizers or Salads for Charcuterie Boards

SG How to Make Your Wedding More Like a Dinner Party 1Photo: Robyn Rachel Photography, Catering: Paramount Events

Candles, candles, and more candles

SG How to make your wedding more like a dinner party 3Photo: Cristina G Photography, Decor: StemLine Creative

Live Music

SG How to make your wedding more like a dinner party 2Photo: Christy Tyler Photography, Band: Becca Kaufman Orchestra

Square/Rectangular Tables

Melissa Hayes 7Photo: Melissa Hayes, Venue: Art Institute of Chicago

Keep Floral Arrangements Small & Colorful

SG how to make your wedding more like a dinner partyPhoto: Melissa Hayes, Decor: Natural Beauties Floral


Top Photo is by Katie Kett, Decor by Pollen