The One Where Miss Armadillo Needs Your Advice!!!

Hey there, lovely people!

Okay, so as the title of this post suggests, I could really use your input on something (don’t be scared”¦it’s nothing serious!). You see, I have pretty much every aspect of this wedding pictured in my mind, save for one very important thing: the reception decor.

I’ve got hundreds of mason jars I’ll be putting candles in, I’ll have a dozen or so manzanita branches for some centerpiece variety, and I have a few ideas up my sleeve for what to do on the ceiling in what could only be described as a bland and generally underwhelming reception space. When we first booked it, I had visions of the space being a clean slate that I could transform in any way I wanted. Except now that we’re ready to start actually putting down some simoleons for stuff, I’m feeling a little hesitant about making decisions.

This leads me to the current question at hand: I’m stuck on what to do for our table linens! First thing you should know: We’re buying our linens instead of renting them, because (SURPRISE!) buying is cheaper than renting. Who woulda thunk it? Obviously, I don’t want to be stuck with thirty tablecloths forever after the wedding is over, so we’re going to try and sell them on eBay or something after everything is said and done.

Right now, I’m stuck between two options: sage green tablecloths or white ones.

My first instinct was to go with the green because the entire reception space is already white, and I figured bringing a colored tablecloth in would really jazz the space up. Because, I mean, how good do these look?




I guess I’m worried about two things with the green tablecloth option: First, I’m worried that 30 tables covered in green might be too overwhelming in an otherwise white room. Second, I’m not sure if 30 green tablecloths would be as easy to sell as 30 white ones.

This leads me to my second option, which is a white tablecloth with a green table runner on top, kind of like this:


Issues with this option: Because we’ll be buying both tablecloths and runners, it’ll eat up more of our budget. Secondly, majority of our centerpieces are mostly neutral (i.e. white or silver) so I’m not sure if the runners are bold enough to stand as the only “colored” item on the tables.

So, hive, this is where I could really use your advice! Should we go for the green tablecloths, which have more of an impact but are most likely less re-sellable? Or should we go with white tablecloths and green runners, the more underwhelming but more expensive option? Do you think green tablecloths would be too overwhelming in our bland, all-white reception space?

Which table linen option is best?

Which table linen option is best?

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Mrs. Armadillo

Houston, Texas
Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    wastrels, Guest @ 12:52 pm

    Have you considered an overlay, a la Mrs. Cola? It could be another option. That way you could get white tablecloths, but still have a pop of color.

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    wastrels, Guest @ 12:54 pm

    Mrs. Cola’s overlays

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:21 am

    I voted the Sage green! I agree with other commenters that they may take slightly longer to sell then white but green is always a good colour for Spring weddings so its unlikely that you won’t sell them at all! Also I think it will lift your neutral decorations on the table better than just a runner!

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    Natski88 60 posts, Worker bee @ 3:50 pm

    I voted green (I am biased though because it is my favorite color) I don’t think that you would have to much trouble selling them afterwards, but if you do would bleaching them to be white be an option?

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