Wedding Decoration Ideas: Catering Style

Mixing Better Than Matching

When patterns complement each other rather than look exactly the same, you can add or subtract pieces to create a table that's elaborate or tailored, casual or formal.

From top: Fine bone-china cereal bowl, $63, fine bone-china "Promenade" salad plate, $32, fine bone-china "Queen's Lace" accent plate, $58, fine bone-china "Procession" dinner plate, $48, all Wedgwood; White bone-china charger, $75, Jasper Conran at Wedgwood; Sterling-silver "Barocco" dinner fork, $120, spoon $75, Wallace Silversmiths