Tablescape Help!

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MissComicBook:  In this case, I think it’s two things:

  • your DOC was too lazy to finish off the tablescape so it jars the eye and looks unbalanced
  • the white chairs

Here’s an interactive design tool you can use yourself

http://www.clothconnection.com/idc/#chair-covers-treatments=5967&centerpieces=8061&napkins=5870&plates=8051&table-linens-under=3408&napkin-treatments=7886&

Can you get copper chargers?

Post # 4
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

MissComicBook:  I used dark purple as one of our colours and I really didn’t like it as the table cloth.  Nothing looked right on it.  I would go with black cloths with purple or red napkins personally.

I agree that the white chairs don’t work well – can you get those in black?  (i’m pretty sure the place we rented from had them)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Don’t kill me for saying this, but I think the dark red and dark purple look overwhelming together, maybe because they’re such similar, strong colors. Have you thought about a more neutral tablecloth color (maye the copper or the white?) and use the purple or the red for linens? 

Post # 6
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42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MissComicBook:  I wouldn’t spend money to change the chairs. They won’t even be seen when they are covered with your guests’ backsides, coats, jackets etc.

It’s just that the white is jarring in the pics.

If you choose, you can cover the chair backs with a sash. They are relatively inexpensive.

Bride/Groom chair tie

If you use an organza table runner, they are often 13-14″ wide as compared to a 7-8″ sash.

Post # 9
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42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you sew at all? you could make these steampunk appropriate chair sashes easily enough-only not so raggedy. You could make the corset lacing out of elastic so they just slip over the chair backs. You could get 3 out of one sash or table runner.

steampunk chair backs // photo by Christina Carroll

Post # 12
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42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MissComicBook:  You don’t really even need to sew. You could do the hems at each end of the sash with iron on hem tape, then thread the elastic through a needle with a large eye, like a chenille needle to do the corset. Start at the bottom,leaving whatever length you like hanging,  do one side zig zagging up the width of the sash, then repeat down the other side.

Post # 13
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42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t need the runner, but sometimes it helps to ground the centerpiece or tablescape.

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