Table Settings

I love the long table, and I’ve seen it at several weddings lately and really want to steal the idea. However, our wedding will have round tables, just like a lot of other weddings. There is nothing I can do about this, so I have to let it go, BUT then I stared thinking, ‘wait, the rehearsal has somewhat long tables!’

So my idea has not been crushed. :) Take a look at my inspiration from Sunday Suppers:



Both images from Sunday Suppers

No, it’s not the purple flowers, it’s the burlap tablecloth and the simple mason jars! Swoon! I don’t have any idea where you acquire burlap tablecloths or if they are expensive, but they are absolutely gorgeous to me.

I even like them as table runners with a simple tablecloth.



Do you think our rehearsal dinner restaurant would care if I rolled in with some burlap I wanted to put on their tables?? Maybe.


Mrs. Frozen Yogurt

Wedding Date:
April 2010
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  1. lamb Member
    lamb 953 posts, Busy bee @ 1:24 pm

    I’m pretty sure you can buy burlap by the yard at a fabric store. It should be pretty cheap!

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    jaymugirly 112 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:24 pm

    What are those gorgeous purple flowers called? I’ve seen them before but don’t know the name.

    I’m having long tables for our venue and I’m totally obsessed with the tablescapes!

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 1:25 pm

    I love burlap runners. Both of those tablescapes (ugh, I sound like creepy Sandra Lee on the Food Network) look fantastic for inspirationy stuff. :)

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    Mrs. Mouse 5761 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:38 pm

    I like the burlap a lot! It looks great on long tables. I hope it works out for you!!

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    ggsb 1245 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:43 pm

    You can buy burlap by the yard. Joann’s even stocks more of it this time of year and might run it on sale. I picked up 2 yards this weekend to makes bags for something work related for around $5. Its sealed edges would make the ends the only things that would need to be seamed or might be ravel. The one thing I didnt’ realize beforehand is it’s slightly “rough” so I wouldn’t cover seating with it.

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:09 pm

    @fiftyfootbride: Ha! She does do a good tablescape!
    @ggsb: Thanks, definitely good to know!!
    @jaymugirly: I don’t know! Hopefully someone else will!

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    alvina 807 posts, Busy bee @ 2:33 pm

    you should just call them and ask! it’d be cute :)

    but it might be scrachy….? if it’s the part where guests put their arms? maybe that can be the table runner part :oT

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:16 pm

    @fiftyfootbride: funny you should mention her! i usually hate her “tablescapes.” i swear she has a few of those cocktails of her before she puts together a table. there’s always so much stuff on them!

    the tables in the inspiration photos make it feel so rustic and charming. i like it!

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    fromcharleston 651 posts, Busy bee @ 4:42 pm

    the bear cubs did something with muslin or burlap!!!! talk to her!

  10. ramen Member
    ramen 349 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    I say go for it! Why should the restaurant care? They don’t have to provide it. Oooh, can’t wait to see what you decide to do!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 6:57 pm

    I like the purple flowers :)

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    Lisa in NJ, Guest @ 10:32 am

    Any possibility the deep purple are statice? Those are a popular ‘filler’ flower in bouquets.

    The tablescapes are simply lovely. Burlap should be available cheap. I should think your venue wouldn’t mind if you came in with table runners — so long as they knew BEFORE they set the tables.

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