When wedding season comes to an end, we have to channel our planning energy elsewhere. Lucky for our families ;) , all of that energy goes into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between. And with Thanksgiving in just two days, we thought it would be the perfect time to round up the team and share our number 1 tip for a successful Thanksgiving!
I have the pleasure of hosting my family for Thanksgiving, which I absolutely love. Because I love everything to be absolutely perfect, down to the smallest detail, it’s easy to get a bit stressed in trying to coordinate everything. If you’re hosting this Thanksgiving, keep it simple and effective. Here’s a photo of last year’s table. I opted for personalized place cards, which I easily printed myself and adorned with small sprigs of rosemary, and used gourds from the grocery store for my centerpiece. It was simple, effective, but very cozy and personal!
If you’re hosting, don’t be afraid to assign guests a side dish! Then you can focus more on the decor instead of just the food!
My Thanksgiving fashion tip is to get an AWESOME sweater, a “statement sweater,” if you will, that has a bit of holiday flare. I love the look pictured above – very festive, casual/cute, and just the perfect “holiday” outfit. Pair your statement sweater with some great jeans, a bauble, and whatever you do, do not forget the hostess gift!
My best tip for Thanksgiving dinner would be to set place cards for your guests! That way as the hostess, you get to choose your own neighbors, and it saves any awkward moments with guests figuring out where to sit!
- My Great Grandma’s gold plated silverware
- Waterford Crystal Glassware
- Lenox China
- Shine Handmade table topper
- Lillies & wheat stalks adorned with fresh pears
- Sprig of Rosemary tied with hand write Rifle Paper Co. Sticker
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! XO, Team SG
Photo Credits: Lianna Tarantin Photography via Refinery 29, Plum Pretty Sugar (top two photos), 100 Layer Cake (Amanda’s picture) Oh Happy Day (Bridget’s photo), The Everygirl (Breanna’s photo) Julie Blanner (Samantha’s photo)
Team Photos by Cristina G Photography