(Closed) Is this … weird? (I hesitate to say tacky, but really, I feel like it is)

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
303 posts
Helper bee

I probably wouldn’t notice, or I would just think that everything was reeeally well coordinated ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it’s fine! I probably wouldn’t notice at all!

Post # 9
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it would be a great, simple solution…  however, I really like Laylabelle’s suggestion, too!

Post # 13
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s a great idea!  Way to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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