(Closed) Did you buy your own tablecloths?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
2674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

I bought my own and we tossed them in the dryer for about 10 minutes…it didn’t work. Try a few things. We didn’t do it until the night before and I said screw it and put out wrinkled tableclothes. No one said anything about it.

Post # 4
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10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We specifically did NOT buy our tablecloths because we did not want to have to deal with ironing them – which you will really, really need to do – and deal with transporting them without wrinkling them back up again. It’d take a small army of people to set up, as well.

Post # 5
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

People exaggerate a lot (see above) about how hard it will be. Its really not, if you are smart about it.

We didn’t wash them, but we ironed the creases from folding out. We transported them by hanging them on hangers that we attached curved styrofoam to (the kind from swim noodles we cut up.) Worked great! Totally worth the savings.

 EDIT: Our venue was over an hour and a half away from our home. They still held up.

Post # 6
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45656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Roe:  has the right idea. I wouldn’t want to plan a nice wedding then use wrinkled cloths.

Put them in the dryer with a damp bath towel. It will get most of the wrinkles out.

Iron them and hang them on wide hangers to which you have added a length of pool noodle or a cardboard tube from wrapping paper or food wrap. (slit the pool noodle or cardboard roll down one side to slip it over the hanger).

Post # 7
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662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We ironed them the night before in the hotel room. We only had 13 tables so it wasn’t too bad.

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