Mastering Table Elegance: Tips with Table For Louis

In an era where fine dining extends beyond the quality of the food, a well-set table can speak volumes about the occasion and its host. Crafting such an experience requires not just the right components, but also a keen eye for detail and style. This is where Table for Louis comes in, sharing valuable insights into the art of setting the perfect table.

The Table for Louis Ethos


The Luxury of Dining

The first thing to understand is that luxury in dining is more than just expensive cutlery or extravagant spreads. Luxury is an experience, curated from the moment a person sits at a table. This is something Judy Goffman, the brain behind Table for Louis, realised early on in her journey. Judy states, “I often get told that my tableware just takes tablescapes to the next level of luxury and contributes to setting a gorgeous ambiance.”

Significance of Table Setting in Weddings

A memorable dining experience plays a crucial role in making an event special, especially weddings. An exquisite table setting can signify the hosts’ attention to detail and desire to provide the best for their guests. To do so, Table for Louis has curated a bespoke and authentic collection of elements from Waterford, Royal Doulton, Broste, Villeroy and Boch, Noritake and our own customised tableware. 

Finding Inspiration for Your Table Setting

Inspiration is all around us. It can be found in established styles, like those of American luxury tableware hire companies Casa de Perrin and Borrowed Blu, which Judy found inspiration from when starting Table for Louis. However, as she moved forward, she drew inspiration from her family, her supportive clients, and the passionate people within the wedding industry. This breadth of influence helped Table for Louis grow from small, intimate dinners to large events catering to up to 150 people.

Creating an Elegant Table Setting: Tips from Table for Louis

When setting a table, it’s essential to have a hands-on approach. Judy meets with clients personally to discuss their options and create a setting that is deeply reflective of their personality, style and tastes. Below are some tips gleaned from Judy’s extensive experience in creating unique and luxurious table settings.

Quality Matters

Invest in high-quality, authentic tableware. The pieces you choose don’t necessarily have to be extravagant, but they should convey a sense of luxury and attention to detail. Remember, it’s the finer details that add a touch of sophistication to your dining experience.

Mix Traditional with Modern

There’s a unique charm in blending traditional tableware with modern elements. This approach creates an intriguing contrast that adds depth to your table setting. For example, during the Rehearsal Dinner for Tomas and Anastasia at Elements in Byron Bay, the blending of traditional and super luxury French Limoges charger plates with the modern elements of no table cloth, just a stunning timber table, resulted in a chic and stylish atmosphere.

Personalise the Experience

Always tailor your table setting to the event and the guests. It’s the little touches that truly make the difference. From customised silver cutlery to handpicked napkins, each element should speak volumes about your care and consideration.

Create a Focal Point

Having a centrepiece or a focal point on your table can be a great conversation starter and a beautiful addition. It could be an intricate piece of tableware, a beautiful bouquet and candle light, or a thematic element that ties your event together.

Consider the Ambience

The overall mood and feel of your event should be reflected in your table setting. Whether it’s a sunny, outdoor lunch or a glamorous evening banquet, your tableware should complement the ambience.

Creating the perfect table setting is truly an art form. It’s about understanding the ambiance you want to create and selecting the right elements to make it happen. Whether you’re planning a simple dinner or an extravagant wedding, remember that your choice in tableware can set the tone for your event and elevate the dining experience.

Take the time to learn the art of table setting, appreciate the nuances, and see how it transforms your events. Let your table tell a story, and let that story be one of elegance, sophistication, and unforgettable experiences.

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Discover the art of setting the perfect table with Table for Louis. Explore our curated collection of luxury tableware from renowned brands like Waterford, Royal Doulton, Broste, Villeroy and Boch, Noritake and our own Table for Louis range. Visit our website to learn more and hire your collection: