As soon as your wedding date is set, start searching for your linen styles and colors.
Start as early as you can due to linen availability especially in the summer months.
Tables come in all different sizes and so do linens. Be sure you know your table
sizes and quantities before renting linens. Usually if you change your table or chair
count at the last minute, you will not be able to get the linen count changed.
Chairs also come in different styles. If you are renting chair cover, be sure of
the style of chair you are covering. Chair cover is a very inexpensive way to make
your wedding reception a very eligant event.
You may even just consider doing the head table if that is all your budget allows.
Always order more napkins than the amount of guests you have.
Choose a theme. Think of a common interest of you and your fiance. This may help
you decide on your colors.
Choosing colored linens will add drama. They will also conceal stains more easily.
Use table runners or different colored napkins to add color to the tablecloth.
The head table should be fancy, along with the cake table and sweetheart table. The
guests tables should also be decorated in the theme colors of your choice. The buffet
and gift tables can be toned down if you like depending on your budget.
Planning is key. It takes time and patients. It can be a little over whelming with
all the colors, styles and type of lines available.