Green and White Reception Tablescape

Seated Dinner: $10,000

A seated dinner is the most expensive reception you can have: It requires more rentals plus a significant staff (we’ve figured five waiters, one bartender and three kitchen workers). These white rental linens get a topping of cotton piqué. Lush lemon leaf centerpieces keep everything fresh and fragrant.

Tall galvanized bucket, Jamali Garden Supplies, jamaligarden.com. Lemon leaves, Grower’s Box, growersbox.com. Round menu cards, Jean M, myjeanm.com. Scalloped place mats, Table Toss, tabletoss.com. Fabric overlay, Vogue Fabrics, voguefabricsstore.com.