(Closed) Plastic Tablecloths?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011



OK, to be fair, I’ll add that they’re OK in certain contexts. We just used them for my casual at home shower. They were adorable. For my wedding, I would want something a little more refined.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It totally depends on what they are being used for. We have used plastic table cloths for casual parties or picnics. They are not nice for a wedding reception though.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it just depends how casual you want your wedding to be.

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

A good meduim ground is the “linen like” paper table clothes. They are slightly more expensive than plastic, but are very similar to linen. 

If you have them near you, try a Costco, I got a six pack of the linen like tablecloths for FIVE dollars.


Heck yes. 🙂 

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Plastic = super casual. I would highly recommend staying away from them for a wedding.

Post # 10
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We only had 20 or so people at our wedding. Very small wedding, and not very long at all. A total of maybe 2-3 hours if that! & We DID use plastic table clothes. I do agree if you are having a big wedding or a fancier one you wouldn’t want plastic ones. But for our wedding it was perfect. Its personal preference I guess. Here is a couple pictures of our wedding:


Post # 11
427 posts
Helper bee

I would definitely go with the “linen like” table cloths as

@novemberstorms09: had mentioned. They look a lot more “wedding-like” than plastic would and they don’t cost nearly as much as real linens do.

Post # 12
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Have you tried local dollar stores for  fabric table clothes? I know our dollar store sells them and I was thinking of using them for our wedding.

If its a good quality plastic table cloth it might be fine, but sometimes those really cheap ones are almost see through. The paper ones are another great idea.

Ultimately though if your budget is limited I don’t think table cloths are a deal breaker. I’d spend my money where it matters most.

Post # 13
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You know wa would be super charming? Borrowing tablecloths from family. Between my mother, Future Mother-In-Law, and aunts, I bet I could round up 15-20 white tablecloths that have been used at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter over the years. The different patterns (lace, damask, whatever) would be so cute! Why not ask around to see who has some? I bet your grandmother and mother have a bunch tucked away!

Post # 14
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If your wedding is very casual they might work. From using them at parties I’ve found that the really cheap ones tend to tear easily and you can not put anything too warm on them or else they sometimes start to melt! It also might end up being more expensive to buy plastic ones than rent plain white ones. I agree a good place to start looking is your local dollarstore.

Post # 16
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We used them for ours and it would have been fine had it not been windy (we had an outdoor wedding). We could only use plastic since we had to make holes in the middle for the tables as the tables all had umbrellas. There was no way I was shelling out the money to rent those types of table cloths.

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