Post # 1
Our linens will be light ivory, our centerpieces are white frosted candle holders with tea lights (five per table), and I think our tables need some pops of color.
I haven’t looked into rentals (where exactly do I even start with that?) but had originally thought I would sew runners for the tables, but now I’m realizing that I don’t own a sewing machine, hahahaha….
I was thinking of doing table squares instead (small ones, just under the centerpieces, because once plates and napkins and such get on the table I think they’ll look okay) and J suggested just using napkins from the venue as table squares.
Do you think that would look weird? It would be free (if they’ll let us – tasting Tuesday so I can ask then), which would be AWESOME. I can look into overlays or runners if you guys think it would look really trashy though. 🙂
Post # 3
I totally had this thought, too. Even if you can’t use the venue’s, Bed Bath and Beyond has nice ones for reasonable prices. Who would know the difference, and who cares? That sounds like a great idea.
Post # 4
Make sure to iron them – or ask for them to be ironed. My friend did this for her wedding, would’ve been awesome but they were clearly just unfolded napkins because there were such deep creases! I was so annoyed at the venue, way to be slackers.
Post # 5
I probably wouldn’t notice, or I would just think that everything was reeeally well coordinated 😉
Post # 6
I think it would be fine; or, as another option, one of my friends made table squares from the same paper she used on her invites. I think she laminated it, or else put it on thicker card stock. Can’t remember which.
Post # 7
Not only do I not think it’s tacky, but I’m stealing the idea! I think I’ll buy the the napkins, though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think it’s fine! I probably wouldn’t notice at all!
Post # 9
I don’t think it would look bad but why not just get table runners? You can buy them pretty cheap at linentablecloth.com
Definitely get them ironed. That’s my biggest pet peeve with all wedding linens – people spend a boatload on chair covers and sashes and tablecloths and then they have big creases in them!
Post # 10
I think it would be fine, but I’d probably buy fabric in a print or color that I liked and hem it with stitch witchery. That way you could make them slighter bigger than a napkin and make sure they’re ironed before the fact.
Post # 11
I think it would look fine as long as they are ironed and no one will really notice what is under a centerpiece.
Post # 12
I think it would be a great, simple solution… however, I really like Laylabelle’s suggestion, too!
Post # 13
I did it for my wedding haha. I don’t think it looked tacky at all, especially with all the napkins, china, favors, etc layed out on the table with it AND the centerpieces. I thought it added the pop of color that the table needed. And I’m 100% sure no one even thought twice about it, after all my hours of agonizing over needing more color on my table ;).
Post # 14
I think it’s a great idea! Way to go! 🙂
Post # 15
If the napkins work, go for it. I bought silver taffetta crinkle table runners from http://www.tableclothsfactory.com and they are only $2.99 each. I kept a few for myself and sold the rest after the wedding.
Post # 16
I agree with the others that say it would be fine. However, I’ve seen it done before, and its not my absolute favorite look. My mom made our table runners with that tape you iron! We got a great deal on fabric. Hey, if you are interested in pale lavender runners, you could even just PM me 😉