(Closed) FI thinks my table decor is tacky!? Help!

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Is my table decor tacky?
    Yes : (140 votes)
    59 %
    No : (26 votes)
    11 %
    It will look OK with a couple of changes (please comment) : (71 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 16
    171 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think the chair covers would be okay if the table linen was just plain white. I also think the centre vase is too tall in proportion to everything else.. and if you can get clear glass not the blue tint you seem to have then I think it would look quite nice. I wouldn’t call it 80’s at all, and I doubt he could do much better if he tried to decorate the table!!

    Post # 17
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I am so so so so sorry to say this. But I do agree with your Fiance. Everything together just looks… Awful? I am honestly sorry. I am ONLY saying this bc you asked, and I just want to be helpful, and for you both to see that he is not the only one seeing what he sees.


    I am not good at this either, if that is comforting in any way. Or at least justifies my harsh comment. So I don’t have any better solutions to this, if you are not changing the look completely? 


    Is this the look you were going for?



    If so, you need to try harder. Sorry ❤️ 🙁

    Post # 18
    521 posts
    Busy bee

    I wouldnt definitly use the word tacky either- but I do agree with afew others and i think the colours clash a little in the picture. I would lose the chair covers- the chairs arent honestly that bad.

    Is that vase the vase you are using on the table? How tall is the vase, because it may be a little too tall for the table.

    I wouldnt worry though about sequin tablecloths because they can be made very elegant and nice in a wedding venue- if you use sequin with other fabrics and satin though- it tends to take away from their uniqueness and elegantness. 

    I used sequin tablecloths at my wedding and everyone loved them! I would say use the chairs you have and keep the sequin table cloths and see how tall your vases are! Im sure it will turn out amazing!

    I did sequin table cloths for the head table and candy table and then pink satin covers for the guest tables with an overlay( similar to your pink colour) ..and everyone raved about the sequin table cloths, so dont worry, it will look beautiful!

    Post # 19
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    Hmmm. I can see why he thinks that. The tablecloth looks dated and clashes with the chair covers. Keep the chair covers and go with a solid tablecloth. White would work. 

    Post # 20
    521 posts
    Busy bee

    These were my sequin tablecloths at my wedding last year, with my pink satin tabelcoths with the overlay, to give you an idea. 


    Post # 21
    37 posts

    I think that there’s too much shine/metallic. So either get rid of the tablecloth or chair cover. I also think you should put something between the vases and tablecloth to break them up a bit (like a table runner or some pretty cloth squares). And the flowers need to be set lower in the vase. Right now they sit too high and it looks funny. 

    Post # 23
    888 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    The blue vases are not working for me at all. They could work if blue was one of your colors, but it’s not. I would lose the chair covers and change the vases. 

    Post # 24
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    That’s what I thought! good to hear that I didn’t offend anyone! 🙂 and sure, that is totally understandable! 


    i actually ly saw your new pic of the original chairs now, at least from the picture they looked really nice! It pair them with white table cloth, and see through vases! Or metallic ones! LOTs of greenery in the flower-decorations.. And incorporate metallic in the tableware! 



    or just buy sequin table cloth? I think this look would be great with your chairs??? Maybe with white tablerunners/napkins like i the second pic!





    It would be gorgeous! Please keep the chairs as they are? 😍

    Post # 25
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    The look I am talking about would ofc work with the tablecloth you allready have as well! But iF you love sequin, you need to have sequin! 

    Post # 26
    1633 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I think Mr. Tacky should pick the decor, post his mock up, and let the bee offer him some tips! Lol!

    Seriously, though, if you don’t help, you don’t get to vote! He should be involved- it’s both of your wedding.

    I think you’ve gotten some great tips- and even pictures!

    I would: 1. Lose the chair covers. The chairs your venue has are fine, 2. The vases may be fine on the larger tables- on the smaller table you used for the mock up, they do look overpowering. See if you can see what they look like on the size table you’ll be using. 3. I’m fine with pink if you like it, but I’m not crazy about that shade or pattern- if you are using pink flowers, the colors may clash or you may just have a lot of pink.

    i think this is a great start!

    Post # 27
    2507 posts
    Sugar bee

    it’s….a bit much. i love shiny things, but you have too many shiny things. the chair covers aren’t great, and the pattern on the tablecloth isn’t helping much. either would be better without the other (though both are still kinda not the greatest).

    sorry…but you asked. if you want sequin tableclothes, skip the chair covers and get solid (not patterened) sequins. or, keep the shiny chair covers (though not my taste) and get plain poly tablecloths.

    Post # 29
    461 posts
    Helper bee

    I hate to say anything negative about the decor people choose for their wedding but I scrolled down to the pics before reading anything and honestly thought it looked very 80’s. 

    I love sequin table cloths but the shiny sequins, the shiny satin chair covers and the peachy colour is giving off that vibe.

    I agree with what a PP said about using a mirror or something similar under your flowers etc to bring it all together.

    Post # 30
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    also, maybe it’s just me, but i’d be annoyed by having a tall glass centerpiece in my way of seeing/talking across the table

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