Organza or Satin Table Runners??

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which would go better with the theme and feel of my wedding?
    Organza: cheaper, better color, match your bridesmaids' look : (12 votes)
    75 %
    Satin: a little more expensive, not as good of a color match, a classier look, match centerpieces : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    5560 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Since, honestly most people aren’t going to notice that much on the centerpieces, I vote cheaper. 

    Post # 4
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think organza looks more expensive than satin!

    Post # 5
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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. Wink

    Post # 6
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    organza for the win! I hat satin. No competition. 😀

    Post # 8
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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!  

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