Post # 1
We are having our reception at the church we are getting married. Just recently found out that the church does not have enough matching white table clothes. Also, my dress is ivory and I am afraid that the white table clothes will make my dress look dingy/yellowish.
We are contemplating on getting plastic cover, so we can throw them away… but I don’t feel like that is very classy…. but I’m open to the idea.
Or we could rent table clothes and not have to worry about matching. But that requires forking over some more money.
What would you do in this situation? Does it even matter what kind of table cloth is at the reception??
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Honestly, I don’t think any of your guests will care at all what your table cloths look like. If they’re plastic, no one will care! it’ll save you money and they won’t feel bad if they spill on it. I believe party stores sell some nice recyclable plastic table cloths – so they won’t look cheap or crummy.
IMHO, planning a wedding comes down to a fun party for your friends and family, in celebration of your love. Plastic table cloths? Who cares? Mismatched centerpieces? No one will notice! Cake fondant isn’t perfectly smooth? It still tastes the same. No one is going to get offended and walk out of your wedding because one of your style elements wasn’t martha-perfect. They will be happy to be there, to celebrate with you and enjoy your day.
Post # 4
I would spring for the tableclothes, because for relatively llittle money, it can make a big difference. I wouldn’t worry about the table clothes making your dress look dingy though. You really NEVER compare a table cloth to a dress- they are just totally different elements so your mind doesn’t think to compare them.
Really, think about the last time you thought "Wow, that girls’ dress looks pretty against that tablecloth?"
Perhaps, could you see what linens the church has and how many might match, and then just rent enough for the remainder of the tables?
Or, if all of them are some shade of white, you might consider just renting overlays. These are sheer pieces of cloth that go over the linens- normally you can get them in different shades of white/ivory and with different patterns. That way you wouldn’t ahve to worry about all of the church’s whites not matching, because they would be somewhat covered up with the overlays.
Post # 5
If budget is a concern for most people, I wouldn’t normally say to rent the nice tablecloths, but in your case, you don’t have any so I say go for it. I just personally don’t feel like plastic ones should be at your wedding unless you are also having paper napkins, paper plates, and plastic cups & utensils.