Post # 1
Our colors are black, teal, and hints of purple. We had decided that we were going to have black table cloths and teal table runners. Then we realized our chairs are white. Very White. Chair covers aren’t an option because if the kind of chairs they are (really fancy folding chairs). So I am worried the white chairs will look to stark or out of place against the black table cloths. I don’t know how white would look because white really isn’t a color in the wedding outside of my dress (which is actually ivory) What do you think? Would the white chairs look to strange against the black and teal of everything else? Is there a way I can mask the whiteness w/o chair condoms? Should I just change the color of the table cloth? Something completely different? I need ideas.
Post # 3
I do think that the chairs will stand out, but I don’t think that will necessarily look bad. I think white goes well with the colors that you have.
Post # 4
I would go with a white tablecloth, with black and teal accents on the table. That way, it looks like you’ve accented the white dining set with your colours, rather than having the white chairs being the only things that don’t fit. The chairs and tables will become part of the landscape, onto which you have overlaid your colours, especially when they’re covered with people and food.
I think that completely black and teal table may be overkill anyway. Better to work off of a background of white, which guests won’t notice anyway, as white table and chairs is standard dining room.
Post # 5
@moara: Since my dress is ivory should I worry about it making my dress look REALLY not white when I am next to them? I know, stupid question. I just don’t want my dress to ever look not white.
Post # 6
I think it should be fine. It’s not like you’ll be standing in front of the tables when the guests walk in, they’ll already be seated, or dancing, and be looking at you, not where they’re sitting. If you’re a bit self conscious about it, you could get full coloured linens for the head table, which is where you’re most likely to be photographed, too.
You’re the bride. People are going to assume that your dress is white, and the chairs and tables are going to seem blue-white if anything in comparison.