Post # 1
I need to know. Should I do table cloths? I’m thinking I’ll want to do a table runner regardless (burlap of course) to ‘center’ the candles/flowers etc. but I’m not sure if a full table cloth will go with my venu. Very small (only around 45/50 people) and modern retro (although the wedding itself is very traditional). Think laid back dinner party. I’m worried if I don’t it wont look ‘wedding’ enough. But if I do it could kill the natural light (the whole front wall is glass!). Side note * all the diner stuff on the tables will be gone so ignore the ketchup!
So what do you think??? Please help! (sorry I couldn’t rotate! I’m not the most tech savy – if you know how comment and I can fix! thanks!).
Post # 3
You can do a light colored tablecloth which will make the room look even brighter. Also dont do floor linens because I think youre right, it doesnt go with your venue HOWEVER I think you should do regular ones (that come a few inches past the table) but just not floor length.
Post # 4
I voted tablecloth but like ashleetoo said, not a floor length one, a few inches past the table will do.
If you want it to look whimsical, you can do the tablecloths all different colors… instead of one single color.
Post # 5
I would definitely do tablecloths. Something about bare arborite just doesn’t say “wedding’ to me.
In my heart of hearts I would do something like this.
For something a bit more on the elegant side, I would use something like this.
Post # 6
I think that white tablecloths would look great! And I agree with the PPs that they should only hang ~12 inches off the tables. I would just to plain, crisp white — I don’t feel like the lacy ones would go with the rest of the venue.
Post # 7
I would definitely do table cloths. It’s hard to tell with the pic being sideways, but it seems like it will look sort of diner-y without them.
Post # 8
I would definitely do tablecloths with these tables, since they’re rather ordinary looking, like a fast-casual eatery. If it was like a unique/rustic table like some of the more high-end or themed restaurants nowadays, I could see foregoing tablecloths.
Post # 9
I agree, do a table cloth in a lighter colour, but crisp white would probably work best. Instead of a full runner, why don’t you do a square of burlap on top if you really want something on the tables, otherwise just do the table cloth. Not to the floor, like PPs mentioned 12 inches or so hanging from the tables.
What are you colours? Themes? Maybe that would help so we can see your overall theme you are trying to create? 🙂
Post # 10
@jlc3: were trying to keep it more low key (relaxed late evening) – my ‘theme’ i guess would be cocktail party? I’m not much of a theme person (although I love when people do them!). Colors: men in navy blue, girls in poppy/coral (late summer type colors). I’m not much help here – I’m kind of lost! 45 days left of planning! I just want it to be classy and comfortable. This place has an amazing wine selection and (you cant tell from the photo) a fantastic dark wood bar.