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Allow me to set the stage…we’re having our reception in an intimate garden setting in Key West. They’ll be tons of white twinkle lights and also festival lighting and lanterns above as the as the “ceiling”. We’re using 10-top round tables, which are 72″ in diameter.
My colors are eggplant (deep purple) and fuschia (hot pink), and I’ll accent with whites/silvers to make sure this doesn’t fall into the gaudy zone.
Here’s my dilema/question… on the table linens, I was planning to do white linens that touched the ground… then on top of them, overlay a thinner (maybe sheer) purple cloth/linen that maybe fell midway between the table top and the ground. I was trying to break up the colors a little bit and just stay away from the straight white look. If I scrap this idea and just go with the deep purple linens, I worry that it will make everything look too dark for the garden setting we’re in.
Is this a horrible idea? Something workable? Has anyone ever seen those overlay table cloths that I’m talking about? Don’t exactly know where to find them… it’s all just in my head at the moment.
Let me know if you have any suggestions! Would appreciate the advice!
Post # 3
I bought eggplant linens at http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com They have organza overlays that you can buy. http://www.efavormart also has overlays and linens. I think their tablecloths are some of the cheapest price for linens, and the quality would be good enough if you put the overlays on. They also have organza, but I don’t know if they have eggplant. You could also try the linen-like ones if your budget won’t allow actual linen-especially because you are going to cover the entire top of the table anyway. You can get those at http://www.smartyhadaparty.com They also have organza, but I don’t know if they have eggplant either. They do have many inexpensive items too.
Post # 4
@[email protected]:thank you so much for the websites! It’s exactly what I had in mind.
So this is essentially the way it looks in my head…my centerpiece (still tbd) is likely going to have some hot pink flowers and candles, etc. Having the eggplant overlay on white linens will make it appear lighter… it almost seems just a tough darker than lavendar to me. My bridesmaids are wearing the true eggplant (really deep purple) dresses… wonder if this will be really clashing?
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I think that it will be fine. If you are worried about it being too dark, try the hot pink overlays. That way, you won’t have to worry about clashing with the dresses. My wedding is dk. teal and ivory. I am going to do the same as you…white tablecloths with teal overlays. I might, however, use brown tablecloths with teal satin overlays. So many decisions.
Post # 7
@DeaconBride: Thanks, I had considered the hot pink overlays, but just didn’t like them as much as I liked the eggplant color. Thinking about maybe ordering one of each and then doing a little test drive with them. 🙂
Post # 8
If you are really worried about it looking to light (I think it would be fine), you could check out their satin overlays. They have them in eggplant too.
Post # 9
I think eggplant overlays on top of floor-length white linens will look very nice in the setting you described.
Post # 10
I was please with the ones I ordered. They are silver crinkly taffeta table runners from http://www.tableclothsfactory.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y
Post # 11
@kaybee: thanks for this site. The plain white linens are cheaper to BUY here than to RENT in Key West! Maybe I should be going that route. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the right shade of purple overlay…
@IvyClimb: thank you!! that gives me some reassurance!
@[email protected]: thanks – i definitely thought the satin was the right shade of what I’m after… but will it be silly considering my bridesmaids are wearing chiffon? Am I just overthinking this?
Post # 12
We have very similar wedding colors. I too didn’t want to drown in just one color – our wedding had different shades of purples (we used a purple wash on the dance floor, my BM’s boquets had different shades of purple) but I had the most fun on our reception tables. I had white linens and silver satin runners topped with bright fuschia and purple floral centerpieces. Check out my pictures… http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/for-sale-beautiful-silver-table-linens.
I also have the linens for sale, sorry if it seems like I’m advertising but it’s the only pictures I have from our wedding.
For your wedding, a sheer silver overlay may work best, especially if it’s a garden wedding. It would give the reception a more fresher look.