Post # 1
I’m having a summer BBQ wedding in a lodge in the woods. I will need about 14 tablecloths for the reception. I can rent them from the lodge at $10 a pop, but am trying to find cheaper alternatives.
Can anyone recommend any websites with cheap tablecloths or cheap DIY ideas? Doesn’t have to be super fancy, like I said, the wedding is laid-back and very informal. I’d *like* to keep it a step above vinyl picnic tablecloths, though!
Post # 3
You’d have to use plastic or paper if you want go to cheap, unfortunately. You could do this:
Get plastic “lace” table cloths (do a search on http://www.orientaltrading.com) Go to a discount store or a craft store and buy straw place mats in red, white and blue, attach with twister seals, add ribbon and your centerpiece for a nice look. If you can’t find these, go with the vinyl checkerboard or plain white and add a satin table runner in red and white and add navy blue napkins tied with red and white ribbon. You can check on ebay or amazon for fabric napkins or check efavormart.com or order samples from http://weddinglinensdirect.com/sample.html
Check out: http://www.tableclothsfactory.com/Table-Runner-Embroidered-Red-p/m04a_run_emb_red.htm
Check out: http://www.squidoo.com/bbq-themed-wedding
I can do custom print design. Send me an email and I’ll send some resources for cheap!
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Post # 4
I did paper lined with plastic from Party City and they looked really nice. I used paper doilies under my mason jar centerpieces and each place setting had a menu card and ribbon-tied candy stick favors and place cards. With table numbers and small bud vases, the table definitely looked well dressed.
Post # 5
Linentablecloth.com Best prices for linen table cloths! I paid $85 including tax and shipping for 16 round table cloths. And they were very nice quality. Make sure to order at the end of the month because every month they have 20% off at the end of the month.
Post # 6
Check fabric on sale. Ours are linen blend and I just frayed the edges instead of sewing. I’ve found fabric for under 1$ a metre. What size are you looking for it makes a difference on availability of inexpensive fabric.
Post # 7
@Miss Longcoat, any chance you have a picture of how yours turned out. We are struggling with the same thing and I’ve been considering using plastic (Fi is really pushing for it), but I have never seen any pictures with them so I’m having a hard time visualizing it. Thank you.
Post # 8
We are having a casual reception too, we will be using butcher paper, and putting little clay pots with crayons on the table for our guests to draw…. 🙂 We will have a lot of kids at the reception, and I didn’t want it to get too fancy!
Post # 9
@arabesque0128: Sorry, I can’t find a far picture of our tables, but here’s a closeup:
Post # 10
Found another picture for you–I think it helps if you break up the table with doilies, menu cards, favors, etc.