If you are like most women then you probably think of your wedding day as one of the most important days in your life, if not the most important. Now that’s it’s finally here, you are probably going out of your mind with excitement and worry. After all, planning a wedding can be quite stressful, what with all the details you need to cover – the invitations, the color motif, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the number of guests and the list goes on and on. In planning for your wedding, it can be easy to overlook the little things. But if you want your big day to be perfect, be sure that you also pay attention to these little details. One thing that you cannot afford to miss is the wedding table linens that you will be using for your reception.
Wedding table linens play an enormous part in your big day because they can set the entire mood of the reception party. This seemingly small detail can make the difference between an elegant success and a tacky fiasco. When planning for your wedding linens, the first thing you need to do is to come up with the budget. This means that you need to determine how many linen tablecloths you need. How many tables there are for the guests? How long is the table where you and your future groom will be sitting? Will you also be covering the table for gifts and a guest book? Now that you have an estimate of your budget and how many table linens you need, you can then move on to the more fun part – choosing your table linens for weddings.
The next thing you will need to do is to communicate with the other people who are in charge of your reception party – the caterer, the wedding planner or the hotel lobby manager for example. Not only can they recommend good suppliers of quality wedding reception table linens but they can also give you some useful advice regarding the table linens that you need to purchase. It’s generally more cost-effective to purchase from a wholesale wedding table linen retailer, especially if you are looking for a lot of fabric.
Color and design are two of the most factors when shopping for wedding table linens. If you are planning to have a traditionally formal wedding then there is probably nothing better than crisp white linens for your tables. Old-fashioned white wedding tablecloths can give your reception party an air of formal elegance. If you want to veer away from the traditional white, you can opt instead for ivory linens.
If you don’t want the same old boring white wedding reception, you can add a bit of spice to your party with colored or embroidered wedding table linens. These types of linens usually go well with solid-colored dinnerware so be sure to know the color or your dinnerware in advance.
The Internet is a great place to shop for wedding table linens that boast fine craftsmanship. Opt for vintage designs to give your party an air of old-world glamour. No matter what design you choose, just be sure that you don’t pick linen that has an overly loud design. You don’t want your guests to go home remember the garish colors of your wedding tablecloths.