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04/13/2015 10:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Last-Minute Table Setting Ideas

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photography by SUGAR&CLOTH
when... the tablecloth is stained
Turn to a drop cloth (or a curtain panel) for last-minute decor. Scalloped details instantly transform an ordinary piece of linen into a simply elegant table cover.

Get Sugar & Cloth's how-tos here.

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photography by RUFFLED BLOG

when... you've run out of place cards
Jot down the names of guests on edible goodies with removable exteriors.

See more on the Ruffled Blog.

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photography by MEMOIRE STUDIO

when... you can't find the candleholders
Floating tealights make for the best centerpieces, lending an intimate touch to the space.

See more on Style Me Pretty.

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photography by CHIA CHONG/SALTED & STYLED

when... you're out of mixers
Signature drink? Oh, right. That's what we forgot. Use frozen fruit or edible florals, in lieu of ice cubes, for a colorful twist.

Get the how-tos here.

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photography by CLAIRE GRAHAM
when... you forgot to pick up the flowers
Take a more simple approach. A cluster of garden herbs lend a rustic (and equally fragrant!) touch to the table.

See more here.

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photography by HONEY HONEY PHOTOGRAPHY
when...your bowls aren't big enough
Shallow vases can hold a slew of toppings for an impromptu condiment bar.

See more here.

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photography by LESLEY UNRUH
when... you can't find a vase
A delicate teacup is the perfect alternative.

Find more 5-minute centerpiece ideas here.

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