(Closed) AWWW please help!. I am totally in need of advice!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

linensnthings has frequent sales

Post # 4
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’ll be honest, when I think “elegant” tangerine and hot pink are not what comes to mind. But then again, my idea of elegant is more demure and not so bright, and elegant is different for everyone! If that is the look you are set on, then maybe look on pinterest for color boards using your colors?

Post # 5
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d compare prices between renting the tablecloths and buying them wholesale. Try getting lower quality fabric to save money. White will most likely always be cheaper. To save money, I would cut the table runners, to be honest. Instead, you can do fabric or flower petals around the vase. Or maybe look in to renting pink and orange napkins instead. 

Here are some inspiration pictures from what you are imagining: 

Post # 6
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Also, I would not do both orange and pink. They tend to clash. I’d do pink since it looks better with the black… and less like halloween. 

Post # 7
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ebay! Totally my saviour for purchasing any sort of linen materials.

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was given the link of Tableclothsfactory.com by another bride-to-be. I ended up getting11 runners and one large tablecloth for about $58 total. I found my damask runners there for $4 each, when they were $15 each on etsy.com. They frequently have sales or coupons online as well. I don’t know if they’d have your colors, but it’s worth a shot. Good luck!


Post # 13
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


I’d advise renting linens–buying them is such a pain in the ass.  With renting, you pay about the same amount of money but you have 50 times less the hassle.

Rent:  Exactly the linens you ordered and expected arrive clean and pressed the day of the wedding.  You set them on the tables, you have your reception and when it’s over, they are wadded up and shoved in a bag and sent away.


Buy:  If they are secondhand, you hope that they are what you wanted, that they are clean and that there are no rips or stains.  Regardless, you will probably have to wash them and they will have to be pressed.  They clutter up your home before the wedding.  You bring them to the reception site yourself, set them, have your reception and when it’s over, they are wadded up and shoved in a bag and then they GO BACK TO YOUR HOUSE.  You have to clean them again, they clutter up your house until you sell them or give them away.  Hopefully they are in good enough condition for you to sell honestly to someone else, if not, you’re a shithead for selling ruined linens.  You get less than half of what you paid and then you have to go to the post office and ship them.


In regards to looks and budget–keep the black table cloths.  120″ rounds are pretty common–usually they rent or sell for $10-14 per.  There is a rental company in my town that has a HUGE AWESOME rental sale every February.  Call around and see if anyone near you does something like that.

I would use the black table cloths and have hot pink napkins.  Put the vase in the middle and have hot pink and orange flowers.  You could also make coffee filter poufs/flowers and dye them hot pink and orange–there are tutorials all over the internet–so that it’s not just a vase plopped in the middle of the table.  Oversized plastic gems are pretty easy to find and cheap, you could also use those in clear, hot pink and orange.  With the pink, the orange won’t look Halloween but try to keep the orange as an accent and not the main event.

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