Post # 1
We are at the stage where we need to start figuring out how we want the table to look. We are opting for centerpieces made of mismatched glass and crystal with candles running the length of our long tables. I like the look of simple elegance, especailly since we’re having a family style dinner so I don’t want to load up the table TOO much. Here’s a quick pick of my test run on how the candles will look at home. Ignore the cat. 🙂
The restaurant is giving us white linens, but I obviously want to class them up. So we are adding pintuck fabric to the mix, but are having a hard time making a decision on how we’d like it. So lend me your opionin – which look do you prefer? Below are examples of what I’m considering.
Table Runner, Center
Table Runners as Placemats
Post # 3
I voted for table runners as placemats as it still gives a formal look with a bit of a twist.
Another option would be to use the runners crosswise on the table to swerve as a placemat for the two people directly opposite each other, but, I think that would take away from the lengthwise flow of your candles if you plan to use them along the entire length of the table.
Post # 4
<– totally LOVE the across the table runners as placemats idea!
Just have to get WAY more runners… only downside =/
Post # 5
I think that traditional table runners look fabulous. While I like the runners as placemats idea, I think that having to get double the runners would kill it for me, especially since runners are already so formal-looking.
Post # 6
actually uses about the same total length of material as having two lengthwise runners.
Post # 8
Thanks for the input ladies. The Mr. seems to like the runners as placemats idea, but I too was a little stuck on the cost. Then another bee recommended using chair sashes as runners and posted this link: http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com/9pitasasi60.html
10 (so enough for 5 tables) at $17!! They are 9.5″ whereas the typical runners are 13″ wide, but I’m thinking for how much I’d be saving in money, would I really miss the extra 3.5″ of fabric? What do you think?
Post # 9
Good idea but how long are your tables? That may be the only problem.
Post # 10
Tables are several different lengths, ranging from 6-12 feet. I’m not SO concerned though since I can just splice a few together to make them longer if needed. at those prices, it wouldn’t be too bad and I can clearly sew a straight stitch to join them together. I think as long as the plates aren’t too giant this look could work for us!