Post # 1
Maybe someone could help me out with a few questions. I am buying cafe lights from Target and I was wondering if I can hang chinese paper lanterns over them or are the lights going to burn up my chinese lantern?? 🙂
Also, about linens. I’m renting white ones for the tables, but looking for a decently priced overlay to bring some color. Are organza overlays worth it? They don’t seem to bring a lot of color to the table? I’ve been looking at efavormart.com at the overlays for about $4 each. We’re going for a simple, but nice reception decor. I think satin would be too elegant for our decor? I’ve looked into making our own, but that doesn’t really save us money.
Post # 3
I’ve seen photos of paper lanterns hanging from cafe lights. I doubt they’ll get hot enough, but just in case I would keep the paper from actually touching the bulb and making sure the frame of the lantern is hooked tightly to the strand/base of the bulb.
What about doing table runners? That will bring a lot of color and you could do them yourself with any fabric you choose.
Post # 4
I don’t know about the lanterns, but I am doing white poly tablecloths with organza overlays. The overlays are gold with a gold swirl. You can see a swatch at this link. I totally think the organza overlays are worth it. It brings a state of elegance to the table decor.
The photo doesn’t do justice to the swatches, but when I went in to choose my linens, I thought the overlay looked beautiful over the white. I could have gotten silk tablecloths, but the vendor told me that they wouldn’t be showing that much with the overlay on them, so to save some money, I went with the poly.
Post # 5
So I just wrote this post about efavormart check it out before you buy there!
I’m going to try out cvlinens.com because I belive they might be better just purchase one overlay in satin today if you’d like send me a message and I’ll let you know if they are any better!
Post # 6
What about using a table runner instead of overlays? It breaks up the space more and they are usually cheaper. I don’t like organza b/c its so see through like you said, it doesn’t bring that much color, maybe a satin runner would work?