Post # 1
I have quite a dilemma bees!
I can get organza or satin table runners and canNOT choose between them. My theme is lace and pearls and I’m going for very classic, elegant, and a little rustic since it will be at a mill.
Organza: 70 cents cheaper, better color, more of a light, fairy feel, bridesmaid dresses are organza
Satin: 70 cents more expensive, not as good of a color, classier look/feel, satin ribbons on centerpieces
Two bridsemaids say organza and two say satin so even they are split down the middle.
Post # 3
Since, honestly most people aren’t going to notice that much on the centerpieces, I vote cheaper.
Post # 4
I think organza looks more expensive than satin!
Post # 5
Drape and weight are so important when you’re choosing a fabric for a specific purpose. My Mom is a seamstress and interior designer whose business is mostly making custom draperies, bedding, and other textile projects for interior design. She drilled this into me!
If you’ve ever tried to make pillows with quilting weight fabric (FAIL), or tried to upholster a chair with thin cotton (FAIL) or tried to get a light, ethereal look from upholstery weight fabric (FAIL), you know what I mean.
Runners are meant to sit in place, and light fabric doesn’t do th at very well. They will look insubstantial and cheap if they’re sheer, light, and practically flying off the table. For a runner, you want a fabric heavy enough to stay in place, so I vote for satin.
Then again, when my day-of-coordinator asked what was most improtant to me, I said, “DECOR!” so take this all with a grain of salt… diferent priorities for different brides.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
organza for the win! I hat satin. No competition. 😀
Post # 8
Go for the organza. Satin only looks good if it is a super high quality fabric, otherwise it just ends up looking cheap.
We used organza for my table runners and it looked very very nice!