(Closed) Do you Prefer Dark or Light Linen for Reception Tables?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do you Prefer Dark or Light Linen for Reception Tables?
    Darker : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Lighter : (37 votes)
    71 %
    It Depends, please elaborate : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I prefer lighter colours, but then I’ve never been to a wedding where dark linens were used. 

    Post # 4
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    I chose navy linen for my reception. It looked classy in the reception room.

    Post # 5
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think dark linens can look nice, but I usually prefer the lighter colors. Maybe its just because I’ve never personally been to a wedding where dark linens looked great. I’ve seen pictures of some beautiful weddings that used dark though.

    Post # 6
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I prefer the lighter as well. It brightens up the room for me.

    Post # 7
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I said it depends. I like contrasting colors, so if the reception space is light, I’d want dark tables, if dark, I’d like light. I personally find white or black linens to be boring and remind me of a restaurant though so for instance I’d do navy or ice blue rather than black or white.

    Post # 8
    3400 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    It depends completely on the wedding colors, theme, and venue. I much prefer dark colors in my venue so we are doing all black linens (just table cloths; we’re not doing cloth napkins).

    I dislike pure white linens usually. I just think it is a harsh color, and typically not very romantic unless it fits a theme somehow.  

    Post # 9
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Darker linens can tend to make a space feel smaller … But they are different & if you hav a large space that you would prefer to feel closer and more intimate then go for dark 

    Post # 10
    1010 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I cannot recall being at a reception where dark linens were used, but I wouldn’t mind using them. They might hide food stains a bit better (haha). Then again, like another poster mentioned, it’d probably be smarter to use them if you have a larger venue, to offset the sheer size of the area if it’s massive.

    Post # 11
    8681 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like darker. There is nothing worse than looking at multiple tables with light linens showing up all the spills and slops that come with large numbers of people eating. I remember a wedding I went to that served crab legs and the mess on the linens was horrible.

    Post # 12
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Agree with PPs. Dark linens make a room look smaller, lighter ones open the room up and create a brighter, cheerier atmosphere. 

    It also depends on your colors and other decor. Lighter linens make the flowers and centerpieces stand out more than darker ones. If you’re spending a lot on the centerpieces, I’d suggest choosing a lighter color for your linens. You could still do darker napkins for contrast. I’ve seen that done and it can look stunning. 

    Post # 13
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think dark is pretty as long as it’s coordinated well with the space. Light is just easier to do without thinking about it.

    So… dark that is well-coordinated is best. But if you want to not think about it too much (charger colors, napkin colors, etc. etc. and decor in the room) light goes with whatever.

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