- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Are they tacky?
Are they tacky?
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.
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.
I think it just depends how casual you want your wedding to be.
My wedding isnt going to be real fancy. budget is about $5000, so I dont have alot of money to get tablecloths. I guess the feel is more casual.
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. 🙂
Plastic = super casual. I would highly recommend staying away from them for a wedding.
I agree with @artbee… i think it depends on how casual your wedding is…This picnic wedding doesn’t have cloth tablecloths and it screams adorable! http://www.amyistheparty.com/2011/02/pretty-picnic-wedding.html
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:
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.
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!
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.
For the fabric tables cloths are they super thin ones? Im not finding fabric ones that are cheap 🙁
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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