Wedding Table Linens

I have made a decision on my wedding Tablecloths!

YAY!

I had previously mentioned my love/hate relationship with table clothes…and chair covers for that matter…gag.

I had looked a round a bit for not Satin/Shiny Table cloth rentals, and I found a local place the rents burlap tablecloths, but he cheapest round ones were $35 a piece! What!!! Why would they be so much more? Anyway obviously I am not going to pay $35 a piece for tablecloths when we will probably have 15 tables. However the company also rents Burlap Runners for $5! much better.

So I’m going to do white (or off white) table clothes with burlap runners! I havent decided if I’m going to rent the runners or make my own with burlap by the yard. I’ll do some budgeting.

To give you an idea of what it will look like here yah go:

Cute…yeah? And simple, and rustic. I love it. I wish so bad we were doing big long tables, but it’s not practical for a few reasons. One being that our venue gives us round tables for free, and two, I think it’s easier for people to mingle when sitting at round tables where everyone can see everyone. However decorating square tables is soooo much easier. Oh well.

Did I tell you we booked our DJ and Photographer! I know…pleasing. And we are about 1/4 of the way done designing our invitations…yay! I actually need to go get paper to finish the design tonight! things are moving along! Up next is Hotels, Groom Attire and Rental stuff.

Oh and my sister is coming over tonight to help me make pillow cases for our couch pillows…holla!

Wedding Tablecloths: THE TACKIEST SHIT EVER!

Oh god, the horror of tacky wedding tablecloths! This goes for their partner in crime, the equally tacky chair coverings. It’s a hot mess of satin and bows and tulle….oh my! The sad part is, it’s everywhere! And its apparently really hard to find something that isn’t horrific! Oh did you need to see some examples of the madness? Here yah go:

oh yes, it is THAT bad

oooh neat! Your table can match your dress!

When DIY meets DIE

Oh yes, it IS that bad, and most of these photos came from Wedding Linen rental places! WTF! Its awful, and it makes my eyes bleed. I get that some women think that this looks nice, if you google “wedding linens” its one picture after another of this look. So obviously I am the odd man out thinking this is awful. But alas its my wedding and I can hate some tacky stuff if I want to.I also get that some people might think this is kind of a petty thing to worry about. Obviously you have not met me, because I hate nothing more than things that are tacky.

Im also aware that some might find my own choice to be boring, bland, or even ugly. To each his own, I can respect that. So besides knowing exactly what I DONT want, I also have a pretty good idea of what I DO want. And it goes a little something like this:

The problem being when looking online for linen tablecloths, the prices are THROUGH THE ROOF. I’m talking $65-$200 per tablecloth! HA! So I’ve thought about just buying linen by the yard and making my own. Possibly dyeing it with tea or something. If that idea is a but than I have also loved the look of doing mix and match vintage and thrift store tablecloths like these:

Which brings up all the possibilities of using thrifted dishes too…hmmm….