Post # 1
I’m a bit of an odd-ball, in a good way, and I have it stuck in my head that I want our reception tables to all look different. Of course they’ll all go together, but I’d love to have no two tables alike. My wedding planner mentioned having the table cloths create an ombre effect. Not like the table cloths themselves each fade but instead we do varying shades from table to table across the venue. Thoughts? We’ll have place settings and centerpieces; so, you shouldn’t see just tablecloth everywhere.
Post # 3
@MoodyFoodie: I voted other: In my head, the ombre you describe would be dark tablecloths at one end and pale at the other which (to me) would look a bit unbalanced. I really like the idea of different coloured tablecloths, but mixed up rather than uniformly (if that makes sense). All different but cohesive centrepieces sound like an awesome idea.
Post # 4
@cece_intheuk: I’m thinking not going all the way to super light. Gradually change them so that it’s noticable. Maybe more monochromatic. Eg, if we use brown. Go from an almost black brown to a auburn or something.
Terrible examples. Sorry. My brain is mush right now.
Post # 5
i’m not sure what ombre effect is. i’m going to look it up.
but we are doing 2 different table cloth colors (they have texture to them)
and having 2-3 different centerpieces for the tables.
Post # 6
@MoodyFoodie: You could also do the ombre by going from light or dark in the center of the room, then changing color as you move towards the walls.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@ajillity81: I like this idea so there is come cohesion to the tables. Having different colors and centerpieces for everything in my head just looks like a bunch of different stuff slapped together. If the wedding has a casual vibe you might get away with the different tables being decorated differently because you used what was around the house or borrowed from grandma. But if it’s formal, I would recommend choosing 3-4 tablecloth colors and using 2-3 different centerpieces but using the same objects for continuity.
Post # 8
@beachbride1216: Yeah, definitely not slapped together or informal. The centerpieces would all look very similar. They’d just be varied slightly. Use the same colors & materials but varying in size and placement.
Post # 9
@julies1949: That could look awesome. Wonderful advice.
Post # 10
Our tablecloths were alternated red and blue. The red tables had turquoise, yellow, and blue napkins. The blue tables had red, yellow, and turquoise napkins. The centerpieces were the same, just different sizes though. Everyone loved the way it turned out.
I think your ombre idea would look great, but I’d keep the centerpieces the same or similar.