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I am having an outdoor summer wedding at my fiances grandpa’s house. It is a log house on 20 acres so it will be a very rustic and country wedding. To give you a little more infor about the wedding, we know we will be having pulled pork and grilled chicken for dinner and pies instead of cake. Our colors are just neutrals, so they guys in kahki pants, white shirts and suspenders and the girls in mismatches neutral colored dresses from blush to ivory and we are expecting around 200 people at our big day.
I thought I had my tables all figured out but I am learning that will be much more difficult than I thought! This is what I had been dreaming of:
It is the perfect look I am going for to mix rustic with a classic ellegant look. BUT, crocheted lace runners are impossible to find at a decent price. I have a small price range and was hoping to just find lace fabric I could cut but that is also hard. The lace I am finding is not a pretty crocheted lace like you see in this picture. Any lace trim I find at fabric stores is meant to be trim so it does not have a nice design on both sides, just one. Does anyone know where I can find lace like the runner in this picture that is affordable? I am fine with making my own runners if I can find the fabric!
If this will not work, I am considering other options. I am looking at just doing a white cloth with a burlap runner or even just like you see here but with a small lace doily in the center. My fear with that is taht it will be too small. My centerpieces are two clear mismatched vases with white flowers and a clear wine bottle with the bottom cut off to put a candle inside. I worry they would take up the whole doily! Any thoughts on either of these options?
I love burlap and lace because it really gives the rustic ellegant look I would love at my wedding but I am just not sure the best way to do it! Any help thoughts on this are greatly appreciated!
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Have you considered burlap runners with lace trim on the edges? Would be easy to DIY also – check ebay for lace trim, I found some amazing vintage lace for only $6 that I used for lots of details in my wedding.
Also, I went to a wedding where they did white lace squares in the center vs. the full runner. Could be an idea to save on cost if you can find the lace fabric? Stores like Hobby Lobby should have some if there is one in your area?
At my reception we used 10″ white paper doilies at each place setting vs. having anything under the centerpieces. I then used real doilies on the sign-in table, bar tables, etc. where I could, that I collected from flea markets and 2nd hand stores for very little money.
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@mb072713: have you looked for lace cafe curtain fabric? I think that would be a good width for you and both sides are finished.
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@mb072713: How wide do you want the runner? I made a 30 foot long lace runner for our head table that looks very similar to the one in your picture. It was double scalloped, and I had to overlap 2 pieces of 10 inch wide scalloped lace trim to make it wider. We just did one long seam in the middle, but it actually looked really nice even with the seam down the middle. The overlap actually looked liked part of the design. I wish that I had pictures of it. I bought the lace trim from http://debslaceandtrims.com. I used a lot of lace in my wedding and so I bought a lot from her. The prices are great, and the lace is really nice. Shipping is reasonable and fast. I got 20 yards of that 10 inch lace trim for only $20. Her inventory varies so you’ll have to check to see what she has right now. Laceheaven.com also has wide lace trims. Their prices are not as low, but not bad. I didn’t order from them though so can’t vouch for the quality.
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Thank you for all the great ideas! I will have to try the lace around the burlap on the runners, that might save on money! @julies1949 I have not heard of lace cafe curtain fabric but looking at it online it looks perfect. @T12ubeauty that is a great idea! I know there is wide lace trim at fabric stores in my area. I had not thought of sewing the two together.