Post # 1
Hi Ladies! I finally found my reception venue! I’m soooo happy! The only problem is, due to budget constraints, I think we are going to have to end up with plastic table covers. So I’m asking for ideas on how to dress them up. My colors are green and white, and the tablecloths are white. I will have mason jar centerpieces, with green glass rocks, and white rosses and green hydrangeas (hopefully!). So what could I do to dress everything up? Thanks!!
Post # 3
I really think you should stretch your budget to include cloth tablecloths. Can you rent them from a local company? Are you renting tables?
Post # 4
Smarty Had a Party has Linen- like tablecloths but honestly, you can buy white tablecloths used off Craigslist for the same price.
What size tables will you be using and how many will you have?
You could use ribbon, but it will likely add up in cost too.
Post # 5
I think if you have to plastic, there isn’t a good way to dress them up other then your centerpieces? Have you explored other options, buying them used will be way cheaper then renting.
Post # 6
Personally, I wouldn’t use plastic. I bought my white able cloths for $7/each and sold them on here for $3.50. I got mine on linentablecloth.com and they were great.
Post # 7
We bought white tablecloths and used them for the bridal shower and we’re going to use them for the wedding. Afterwards, I plan on trying to sell them. Maybe you can do the same? If you buy some and can sell them, you might wind up losing only as much money as plastic ones would have cost!
How many do you need, and how much do you have to spend? I’m sure we could do some online shopping around for you and try to find some! (And if you need 8 or less, I could sell you mine!)
Post # 8
Hi Ladies! I’m so sorry! Apparently it did not post my last reply! No wonder I haven’t heard anything!
@peachacid We have all the tables and chairs we want for free.
@julies1949 We have 8ft rectangular tables. I really like the ribbon idea, but that too will add up in cost.
We will have 34 of the 8ft tables and two 6ft tables. So… Renting tablecloths at the rental place ($7-8 each) can get pretty expensive. If we go with plastic, it will be under $40. Renting and/or buying at $7-8 each is around $250-300. Even if we sold them for half of that, it’s at least a $100 loss.
We are already thinking that for all the decorations and flowers, we are going to end up spending around $1,000 (hopefully well under that!! Also- that includes the white painted wooden archway/trellis my fiance will be making that will turn into garden decor later.) We already increased that budget.
Post # 9
Also- centerpiece plan: My aunt is making them for me 🙂 My mom has tons of quart and pint mason jars. So the plan is to use the mason jars, put split peas (and hopefully lime green colored glass beads/rocks) in them, tie them with a ribbon bow around the mouth, then using silk flowers (white roses and someother full white flower my aunt found, and we have a friend who has green hydrangeas we can borrow ~squeal of delight~)
My aunt came up with an arrangement of 3 jars: one quart, 2 pints: quart with taller flowers, green glass, pints with 1) trios of roses, split peas and 2) water with floating candle. My idea here was to create a romantic feel/glow.
Any ideas where to find cheap floating candles?
Post # 10
check out dollartree.com. They got a lot of wedding stuff you can get in bulk.
Post # 11
I did a wedding where the groom refused linen as it was in a small town, 2nd wedding for him, and he wouldn’t budge. Since I refused to use plastic as it never stays in place, drinks stick to it and it can look messy I suggested to just wrap the old splintered wooden tables with kraft paper. It gave a neutral background and cleaned up the tables.
Here is a pic: