- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I love how table runners look on tables so we’d always planned on adding a splash of color to our purchased linens (tablecloths are ivory and napkins are black).
I purchased amazing fabric years ago to use as backdrops for portraits. Two of the fabrics – a dusty pink polyester Duponi and navy sheer with glitter and beads – matched our wedding colors (this was unintentional, just fortuitous). In the initial layout we only had rectangular tables and we had exactly enough material for all the table runners. Not so any more.
However, as our guest list expanded we might not have enough fabric for 20 tables and may need to use some black satin for a few tables. If we make the table runners narrower we can still top all of the tables with the dusty pink or navy.
We have 380 inches of the pink duponi, 208 inches of the navy sheer with glitter, and 2 bolts each of 154 inches of the black satin. All blots of fabric are 58 inches wide. There are two options the first uses all three fabrics, the second option just the dusty pink and navy.
- Option 2: 17″ width with finished hem (1″ inch seam allowance) in 6.5′ or 7.5′ (for 60″ round tables) and 9′ lengths (for 8′ rectangular tables). We’re two tables short. One 8′ rectangular table and one 60″ round table need to be covered with black satin runner.
- Option 3: 12.5″ width with finished hem (1″ inch seam allowance) in 6.5′ or 7.5′ (for 60″ round tables) and 9′ lengths (for 8′ rectangular tables). The runners are narrower, but all tables will have either a pink duponi or navy sheer with glitter runner. We’d also have 4 extra runners that could be used for the bar, guestbook area, etc.
What do you think we should do? Would 12.5″ width runners be too narrow? Also, should we square the ends or finish in a point?
Purchasing additional fabric isn’t an option – we don’t have a huge budget and were using existing materials to keep decor costs down. Our only expenditure for the table decor (other than the linens) will be sprays of baby’s breath.