Post # 1
Oxymoron, or do they really exist?
The boy and I got into a tiff yesterday about *tablecloths*. I’ve forever hated plastic ones, and think they look cheap and stupid. He said, there’s no point spending money on them when 1)It’s outside 2)It’ll be dark most of the time anyways. Then I complained that it’ll be light for like half an hour, won’t people notice? After a few tears, my crazy bride moment passed and I realized, he’s probably right, and this is a good way to save money.
When I think of plastic tablecloths I picture the really thin ones that snag and tear and rip if you even touch them (well kinda, over-exaggeration maybe). Does anyone else have experience using plastic ones? Or have any recommendations? I would really appreciate it…
Post # 3
Well I am just about to post something similar… we decided to go with the paper like linen ones from mypapershop.com its the cheapest alternative to renting linens that doesnt include plastic. We’re getting the chocolate brown round table ones. They also have rolls and you can request a sample of the material so you can feel it first.
Post # 4
I am in the same situation too!! I want to use brown cloth tablecloths but i don’t want to spend the extra money when really nobody cares. My boyfriend is also telling me use brown plastic. I think i will use them. We are having an outdoor country wedding real simple. Our guests and family won’t care about our tablecloths. So yeah i would use them. God luck on your decision.
Post # 5
I have also seen the "linen like" tablecloths around the Internet. I considered using them too, but decided against it. Here is the [link] I have to the design I was thinking about when considering plastic. There are many other designs on the same website.
Also, if you’re feeling crafty, try muslin! I got a 50% off one regular price item coupon from Joann Fabrics and used it to purchase 13 yards of 90" bleached muslin. I calculated that this would be enough to make tablecloths for 10 6ft long tables. I also used a similar coupon for some purple fabric from Joann for table runners. The total cost of my fabric purchases (muslin, table runners, and thread) only came to about $65. If you think white tablecloths will be too plain, you can also purchase fabric dye and color them in your washing machine (or sink). Muslin is also sold in bolts, so you can get 15yds for around $100, like [here]. After the wedding is over, I plan on using the fabric to make a quilt.
I hope this helps! Good luck in your planning
Post # 6
Try mypartyshop.com. My fiance’s aunt got married last year and they used the Like Linen table cloths. She said you can hardly tell they’re paper. I think it’s what we are going to use. Plus, they send you an actually tablecloth sample.