Post # 1
I am in the process of ordering my table linens and I’m a little unsure about what color sashes to order for the coacktail tables. I’m having a cocktail reception at a yacht club and my colors are red, blue, white and gold.
Here’s a few pics of the balcony they’ll be on:
(Sorry Bees, I have no idea how to rotate the pics on here :()
The balcony will be decorated with fairy lights everywhere and there will be 4 or 5 old dark brown chesterfield couches outside to sit on.
And here’s what I’m trying to achieve with the cocktail tables:
I’ll be using navy linens and decorating the table with a big white lantern with a big white candle inside. I might surrond the candle with baby’s breath or hydrengea if budget permits.
I’m unsure about what color sash to go for. The inside of the venue has red carpets and I’ll have 3 big round tables covered in blue linen with a tall center vase with gold branches coming out of it and surrounded by different height vases with floating candles in them and small silver goblets and bud vases filled respectevely with white hydrengeas and red roses. There will also be a cake table with a gold or blue sequin tablecloth and more gold branches and candles as well as gold lollies.
So, do I go for red satin sashes to give a pop of color to the balcconies and tie in with the carpet and roses; do I go for an antique gold sash to bring out more of the gold accents or should I go for the white and keep an elegant crisp look?
Here’s the sashes:
What do you girls think?
Also, I’m not sure (I’m not that good with linen), but maybe the same colors in polyester might be better as they won’t be shiny (I think)? All suggestions are really welcome 🙂
Thanks in advance for your help 🙂
This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Sakari87.
Post # 2
I’d go with white, maybe gold. I think the white will look better on the red floor, and the gold will look better outside, but either of those will probably work in both locations. I think red would be too much red.
The satin sashes are probably polyester satin. Silk satin would be very expensive just for tables.
Post # 3
I’d go with white or gold, not red. I guess I’d lean towards gold so it doesn’t look red, white, and blue (4th of July). But really you can’t go wrong with either one. I don’t think the shininess is an issue, although you could also use ribbon instead of a sash, which would be a bit less shiny. (I used wide ribbon for mine).
As PP said, those sashes are most likely polyester satin, but I am guessing you are referring to the weave rather than the material (so you re asking if the material should be more like polyester tablecloths that are matte).
Post # 4
Thanks a million for your help Bees 🙂
I’m not concerned anout the 4th of July colors as I’m getting married in Australia.
With regards to the material the has sashes in polyester or in satin, they are both the same price and from pictures they look very similar. I’m just wondering if the “polyester” ones will be more matte than the “satin” ones. Also, do you Bees think that matte or shiny will be better?
Thanks again for your help 🙂
Post # 5
I love the white matte bows, like in the inspiration picture. It looks really elegant.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I love the inspiration picture of the cocktail tables as well. I personally would nix the chair sashes.
Post # 7
Sakari87: Are the polyester and satin ones from different companies, or the same? It’s confusing, because just knowing it’s polyester doesn’t say much about what kind of fabric it is. Polyester can be shiny, matte etc., depending on the weave of the fabric. Even polyester satin can be matte or shiny. Just knowing it’s made of polyester doesn’t tell you enough. They could be the exact same thing, just described differently if they’re from different companies.
Post # 8
CHristine2809: It’s from the same company…