(Closed) If Martha says it works, it must work, right?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Tacky for an evening reception?
    Yes, DON'T do it! : (12 votes)
    44 %
    No, you could make this work. : (15 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I think it would only work if you use a really heavy-weight paper. Otherwise people will accidentally set drinks on it or something and it’ll get all wrinkly.

    Better idea- test it out at a holiday meal with a lot of people around so you can see how it looks throughout the meal/ afterwards etc. If it holds up well, I think it’s a very clever idea.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think it would depend on the texture of the wrapping paper.  The normal plasticy/smooth kind I don’t think would look nice, but if it had a nice texture and a bit nicer than normal it might be just fine.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think if you’re going to do that though, just going to JoAnn fabrics when they have a sale might be cheaper.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I thought about it, too, and like pp said, you might be able to pull it through if you use heavier weight papers, but then those aren’t cheap, either.  I think I have decided to just make the regular table runners.  They’ll look nicer and I’ll just try to keep the cost low by going to Joann’s and use their coupons or something.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I think it would work well with wallpaper, especially the textured kind.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like the wallpaper idea.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m not sure how much you are looking to spend, but I bought my table runners on eFavormart.com for $2.99/each for satin. They also have organza for $2.89.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    I think it would work if you used high-quality paper… or for a rustic wedding, maybe even brown kraft paper, you could rock it if you found the right vision for it.

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