Storing Tablecloths Before Reception

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jacinda10: I am in the same boat!  I also bought mine from LinenTableclothes Thanksgiving weekend.  They just came today!  I don’t have any ideas yet, but I’m going to subscribe and hope someone gives you some good ideas!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I should have waited to buy mine during the awesome sale.. BUT I didn’t. I’ve had mine & I’m wondering the same thing. I have no clue what I’m going to do. Hopefully someone can help us!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

we ironed ours because steaming was taking so long. At how we transported storded them took awhile to figure out. So we ended up cleaning of the round kitchen table and after we ironed them placed them of there one on top of the other. My Grandma then put a sheet over then to get them to the venue she folded them in half (still laying on one another) It seemed to work 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

After ironing them out, could you lay down a sheet, lay them one on top of another, and then cover with another sheet? Then, roll them all around a large tube. That would avoid any creases and keep them clean, and also maybe make them easier to transport since they’re rolled around a hard object rather than flopping all over.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would steam them and fold them onto hangers in plastic bags.  The wrinkles from being hung will fall out once they are on the tables.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have this issue too, I have the table cloths and over-lays and they are horrifically wrinkled. We may be having a ironing party a couple days before the wedding.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jacinda10: me too!  got all my tableclothes and runners for $127.01!  cheaper than renting!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I tried everything this weekend to remove the deep creases on the 108″ round tablecloths I ordered for my daughter’s shower.  Washing and drying didn’t seem to help, and actually added more wrinkles.  So I pulled out my steamer (purchased for prepping dresses prior to a family wedding).  Since it’s not the greatest weather in Michigan right now (November) I hung a new clothes line inside by hammering nails just over a doorway and a window frame, in a room we don’t need to use often (a den).  After putting an unlaundered, straight-from-the-package polyester tablecloths over the line I turned the steamer on it.  Amazingly, the deep creases started disappearing!  After leaving each one to dry for a few hours, I am rolling them onto a 10 foot PVC pipe (less than $4) to transport to the venue.  I also watched a Martha Stewart video where she lies them on tissue paper on a big table, and then wraps them on a heavy tube.  I already have 4 rolled on my pipe so don’t want to take them off to put on the tissue at this point, but it seems like that would help decrease the wrinkles!

Post # 11
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Wannabee

How did this work?

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