(Closed) Help with Table Settings…opinions and suggestions

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which table setting would you choose?
    Stick with the original: Floor length Plum linens, lime table runner, and chivari chairs : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Save the $$: White floor length linens & Chair covers, Plum overlays- bring in green centerpieces : (13 votes)
    76 %
    White floor length linens, Plum overlay, green table runner & green centerpieces : (1 votes)
    6 %
    None of the above: See my suggestion below : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    640 posts
    Busy bee

    What if you got the white/ivory chair covers and added a chair sash in one of your colors. Then the tablecloths could be in the other color. That would save you money too!


    put white in your centerpieces and keep everything else as you have it now

    Post # 4
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    DEFINITELY save the money!

    I know in my experience, I have never once noticed a linen at any wedding I’ve attended. Yes, the chiavari and coordinating linens would look spectacular, but your money has lots of other places it could be spent… like shoes or feeding a small country 😉

    ETA: Also, since your guests never knew the ‘original plan’, they won’t notice that you’ve downgraded (so to speak)

    Post # 5
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think if you’re dead set on using chivari chairs, ditch the sashes.  Maybe use the white linens with purple runners and green centerpieces?  It will also look a lot brighter and fresh, if that makes it easier!  =)  Good luck!

    Post # 6
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    First of all, save the money, no one will notice the type of chairs.

    I don’t think you need to have your linens match the chair covers. I think it would be fine to go with the table setting idea you had just with white/ivory linens and the green bow rather than chivari chairs and a green bow. 

    I don’t know if you can see this picture, but do something like this.  I think in the picture its black, but imagine the black was purple.

    Post # 7
    4 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Not sure how much this would save you, but what about just not putting the green bows on the chivari chairs?  Chivari chairs are beautiful and they definitely class things up in a big way, so you can defintely get away w/ the chairs just standing on their own without the bow, and then you will save money by not having to rent the chair bows. 


    Also, if you know anyone who is handy on the sewing machine, you could have them make table runners.  My wedding colors are dark teal and apple green, which are difficult colors to get right.  I didn’t trust that the linen company would be able to match the colors I wanted, so we are going w/ the standard all white linens, and then my mother in law bought beautiful dark teal fabric and is making table runners for each table to add a splash of (the correct) color.  Bonus:  we’re saving money by just renting the standard the white linens, instead of paying extra for different colors that might not even match my color scheme as much as I’d like them to.


    Good luck!

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