Pin name tags to white pears for a sophisticated look. Find out how to create the look with our step-by-step guide.

1. Spray plastic pears with several layers of matte white paint.

2. While the paint is drying, write your guests' names onto strips of white paper with pink ink.

3. Pin the nametags onto the pears using pearl-headed pins. Put a pear at each place setting.

Plastic pears, £9.95 for six, C. Best. Spray paint, £5.49 for 400ml, Plastikote, Calligraphy, £1.50 for four names, Mandalay, Pins, £150 for 40, John Lewis.

As featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Brides.