(Closed) is it crazy to do this?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Crazy in the sense of will you have enough time/patience or crazy like do you think the people will be able to tell when you give them the napkins back and try to make you pay?

My vote is, if you love it, have the patience to do it, and the business won’t be able to tell or won’t mind, then go for it! The picture is adorable.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Haha, well I have no sewing experience, but I mean I would kind of think the company would be more worried with the tablecloths and stuff to worry about some teeny holes in the napkins. Tongue out

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would be very, very careful about sewing anything onto a rental. Rental companies inspect the stuff that comes back… if there’s a pull or the slightest hint that you altered them you could end up with a hefty damage charge on your credit card!

Couldn’t you just make a lace “wrap” to get the same look, without damaging the napkin?  Kind of like this (only with lace)?
http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/napkin-wrap-seating-cards#post-

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Ohhh, maybe you could use double sided tape to attach the lace without sewing their napkins?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Double sided tape sometimes leaves a residue and it could come off during the reception if it’s not super strong – or it could pull the fabric trying to take it off so I would avoid that. 

I agree with what others say about rental companies though (as I deal with them for my job) they can be very finicky about what state their stuff comes back in. What about making lace strips and making them like napkin rings around the napkin? That way you’re not physically attaching anything to the linen but you get your lace in your table setting as well.

But I really wouldn’t risk attaching it to the linen. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

yes, they will notice – if yo use the wrong needle (yes, there are different types of needles for different fabrics) you run the risk of breaking the weave and leaving telltale marks of the sewing

i wouldnt do it plus i think you run the risk of overthinking your wedding – sometimes you have to stop accessorising

🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Never mind the rental company. That just sounds like a darn lot of work!

Chill, honey! 😉

Now everyone realizes why I am a BIY girl and not a DIY queen. I am just a bum

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ahh I love the idea- but the amont of work stresses me out! And what if they can tell- then you have to buy all of the napkins OR pay for the damages. Well. On second thought. Why dont you buy your own, sew the lace- and sell them? I love those and I’m sure other brides would too!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know about the price of renting napkins but if it’s like the rest it’s probably expensive!!! I’m planning on sewing my tablecloaths with fabric on sale since we will be doing rectangular tables. I love the lace on the napkins, so cute !

Rental companies are really strict so I would be careful .

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it looks great but that’s gonna be a pain in the butt!   You’ll have to hire some friends and family to help ya out.  Make sure you actually have the time to devote to the project before you buy anything :o)

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There is no way you can sneak that by the rental company

Lace is difficult to sew, just so you know. I sewed a lace trim onto my dress and had to use a zigzag stitch. I had to be SOOOOO careful because it takes so much time with a seam ripper to remove the stitches properly if i messed up

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with AliOopsieDaisy. If you’re going to put that much work into these, why not purchase the napkins, sew the lace and sell later! Otherwise all that work to sew it on only to rip them back off and risk damage charges? I say not worth the work and risk.

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