(Closed) About table runners

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Did you have table runners? Did you make them yourself?
    No table runners at all : (18 votes)
    62 %
    I had table runners, but rented/bought them : (4 votes)
    14 %
    I had table runners, but bought the raw fabric and sewed them up myself : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t think table runners are necessary per se, but they definitely can jazz up a table…especially when you use some printed fabric! That way the colors don’t have to match exactly, just be in the color scheme.

    Post # 4
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think it depends on the look you’re going for. We already had enough going on, so we skipped them.

    Post # 5
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    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you don’t want them, you don’t have to have them. I’ve been to plenty of weddings without.

    We are having them for our two large rectangular tables (seats 12) but we DIY’d. I’m only using them because I orginally did not want to cover the tables (they are amazing dinning sets) and was just going to add a runner instead. Since our guests list is larger than expected I’m now covering all the tables but still using the runner’s on a few (our other tables only seat 4 so I don’t think they need any extra besides the centerpieces).

    Post # 7
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    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Statutory Grape: I think that would be plenty! Your tables will be lovely. 

    If I was impartial to runner’s I would totally skip them and use the extra change elsewhere. Not having them is another way to save 🙂

    Post # 8
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think they’re cute and they’d be relatively inexpensive if you made them but they’re really not necessary. I’m a sewer so if you decide to do them feel free to PM me and I get give you some tips for how to make it cheap and easy 🙂

    Post # 9
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    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am not doing any fancy linens (white table cloths and napkins only, and chairs without chair covers), but to add a pop of colour I decided to do table runners. My mom was originally going to do them, but I found them online from another bride selling them. Don’t know if you kijiji in the US, but it’s like Craig’s list in Canada. I bought 12 brown satin table runnersf or $20. She even threw in free tea lights! It was great!

    Post # 10
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I was thinking about using table runners, but the extra cost for something that I didn’t really need kept me from buying them. If I did know how to sew, maybe I would make them, but I’m not that talented.

    Post # 11
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t have them because we had overlays (navy overlays over white tablecloths). I WOULD use them though if I had long banquet tables like you. White seems kind of plain, especially for a more vintage wedding. But then again it’s not totally necessary, if it’s a ton of work. If you can and want to, I’d say it would look better.

    Post # 12
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think the table runners would be a nice touch to add a pop of color. I’m also doing the long tables and deciding between navy table runners or navy overlays. If I end up doing runners, I may make them myself since it seems pretty easy – even though I don’t know how to use a sewing machine! :p

    Post # 13
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think with ivory or white tablecloths, table runners can definitely help add some color to the table. We have royal blue tablecloths and are adding a white shimmery organza table runner that my mom sewed (super easy and cheap).

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Idk if anyone said this or not already but if you make them yourself you can always get a thing of hem tape and do them without sewing. Stitch witchery is AMAZING!!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We had them but I dont think everyone needs them. Our linens were jsut plain white so without them it would have looked SO bare! We bought them online but I cant remember where exactly. What color are you looking for?

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