- 4 years ago
First of all, I can’t believe this is is something that I have to put so much thought into, but I am torn over white tablecloths and chair covers, or ivory ones, and need your input! My colors are lavender, blush, and gold. I’m also using some white or ivory flowers, but wouldn’t call that one of my colors. I don’t have my decor or centerpieces fully decided, but I would like to use these beauiful gold mercury vases that I got from BHLDN:
Even though I don’t have my decor decided, my venue is going to be buying chair covers within the next few days, and will buy ivory or white depending on which I want to use, so I have to decide quickly without knowing exactly what I will put with the linens. The venue also has lots of silver stuff, so I may go for a mixture of silver and gold. As as aside, what do you guys think of doing a silver/gold mix? I’ve been told that this would make it more visually interesting, but I’m not sure.
My first thought when I saw their ivory linens was that they were kinda dark for ivory, but I’m afraid white would be too stark, and might not go as well with gold, blush, and lavender. But if I end up doing a mixture of metals, would it matter?
Here is a picture of the linens with their plates (which have a brown edge): white on the left, ivory on the right-
Here is a another picture of the ivory tablecloths:
Here are a couple comparisons of the ivory and white chair covers:
Our venue has tan/crean walls with brown wood trim and doors, so would the ivory coordinate with the venue better? Here is a pic that shows that:
Lastly, I am considering doing an organza table overlay, possibly in a champagne color. I went to the fabric store and found something like this that I think is close to what it would be like. At first I thought it would coordinate with ivory better, but now I’m thinking it maybe needs the contrast of white.
At first the coordinator at the venue said ivory would be better, and now it sounds like she’s saying white is better, so I’m totally confused. I’ve never been responsible for decorating a whole room before, and it’s kind of overwhelming! If you had asked me before this, I definitely would have said ivory, but after seeing, the ivory tablecloths, I was leaning towards white. Then after seeing the chair covers, I was leaning towards ivory, so I really have no idea. The tablecloths were darker than I would have expected for ivory, which I just think of as a softer white. Overall, I want my reception to have a kind of light, airy feel, so I don’t want to go too dark with the linens, but I don’t want it to be too stark with white.
So what do you guys think? Should i go with ivory or white? I’m open to input on any and all of my decor! If anyone has any pictures of what they’ve done in either ivory or white that would be amazing!
Thanks!! (sorry for the ridiculous number of pictures of linens, I can’t believe I’m obsessing this much over something so simple)