Post # 1
So- I still can’t decide what to use for my tablecloths. My wedding is in a small town with no place for linen rentals. I was thinking of buying linen tablecloths, but can’t seem to find a good deal on anything. I’ve thought of buyiing linen table cloths, but is it easy to resell them? What if people spill food and drink all over them? Has anyone used plastic table covers? Does anyone have any good suggestions? I need help! I’m open to anything!!!!! Please share what you used for table covers with no rentals as an option!
Post # 3
@Grizgirl: Is your wedding very formal? If it’s very casual you could get away with buying the vinyl ones. I have also seen classifieds on here with people selling their linen tablecloths, so it might not be so hard to sell them…maybe even on ebay.
Post # 4
you could just get regular fabric from a fabric store…
Post # 5
I bought tablecloths from tableclothsfactory.com. They were white and some were dirty from dinner (Italian meatballs and chocolate cake) but a soak in hot water with Biz got them clean. I easliy sold them on Craigs List and I had never sold anything on Craigs List before.
Post # 6
Or, you could buy vinyl table cloths and then make your own pretty fabric overlays to match you wedding colors. This could be done by just buying fabric and hemming around the edges. It might be cheaper than buying enough fabric to make an entire table cloth.
Post # 7
We bought our linens from linentablecloths.com. My review is somewhat mixed. The price was right, the tablecloths themselves were fine although my mom said when she was ironing them she found chalk marks on a few. The napkins though… Ugh. They have one size, 17″. Some of them (30 out of 200) were as small as 15″. About a half dozen had stains or really noticeable marks on them. I haven’t called to argue with them about it all since we didn’t thoroughly inspect them until they had been sitting in boxes for months in my diningroom. The return policy posted online seems pretty strict, so I’m not sure how far I would get with them if I called to argue with them. In any case, I’m planning on laundering them all when we get back from the honeymoon and selling them on Craigslist 🙂
Post # 8
I’m doing butcher paper and putting out crayons for people to doodle with. Maybe butcher paper with some sort of decorative overlay? (just occurred to me…. I may find some pretty wrapping paper to put under the centerpieces.)
Post # 9
@cyneswith, What about scrapbook paper? Just a thought…