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Choosing Your Wedding Tablecloths: How to Select the Right Size & Color for your Event

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Tablecloths are a key part of your wedding décor. They will be touched by guests and will set the tone for the rest of the venue. Make sure you give your table décor the best backdrop by selecting high quality fabrics in the right size and color!

Measure Your Tabletop to Find the Best Tablecloth Size

You must know the dimensions and shape of your tabletop before you buy the cloth to cover it. Wholesale tablecloths come in three main categories: banquet, round and square.  To determine size, measure the length and width (for square and rectangle/banquet tables) or the diameter (for round tables).

Keep in mind that you want a cloth with some overhang, so you don’t want to buy one that’s close to the actual size of the tabletop. Most tables will need either a halfway overhang or an overhang that reaches the floor (approximately 15 inches to 30 inches). Determine how much overhang you would like then multiply that number by two and add it to your table dimensions. This is the ideal size of your tablecloths.

Choosing the Best Tablecloth Color

The best colors for your tablecloths will vary based on your event, décor style and preferences. Most weddings feature a two to three hue color scheme. You can choose just one color to cover all the tables or alternate all colors for a more varied look.

If you want a similar style, you can also stick with solid black or white. This option works with any color scheme you choose and will give you tablecloths that will match any future events you plan. Also remember to consider the possibility of table overlays, which give you another way to incorporate amazing color into your table décor!

Wedding Tablecloths

Choose the right size & color to get the
most amazing look for your wedding reception!

Table Linen Care: Instructions That Will Make Your Linens Last Longer!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Table linens are a must-have for any high class event. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, graduation party or a milestone birthday party, linens can take the décor and atmosphere to the next level. Quality linens will last a long time as long as they are properly cared for. Wholesale tablecloths are a great investment as they can be used for years to come. Make your event investment last even longer by getting more out of your fabric accessories!

Machine Washable Cloth Napkins

Linens you can wash at home
are much easier to maintain.

Always Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions

Your table linens will include specific instructions recommended by the manufacturer. This will usually include a note about how to clean and care for your fabric products. Make sure you read this information entirely and follow it as specified. This is the best way to avoid faded colors, unraveled seams and other common cloth napkin issues.

Choose Durable Linens That Are Low Maintenance

If you plan to buy linens, make sure you choose a product that is low maintenance. Fabrics that are resistant to stains and wrinkling will be the easiest to care for. Also look for linens that do not require a third party cleaning service. Fabrics that can be washed right at home in your washing machine and dryer will make life much easier before and after each event!

Satin Cloth Napkins

Satin napkins look gorgeous
when clean and wrinkle-free!

Have a Stain-Removal Plan for your Linens

No matter how careful you or your guests are, it is going to happen. Eventually a stain will wind up on your beautiful table linens. The best way to deal with this problem is to have a plan in place before it happens so you can get the stain out quickly and effectively.

The plan will vary based on the type of material used to make your cloth napkins or tablecloths as well as what was spilled on them. If you’re removing red wine from satin, make sure you absorb as much as you can with a towel then soak in warm water. Oil and grease stains can be lifted using a sprinkling of baby powder. Stained polyester, on the other hand, could be cleaned with rubbing alcohol, dish soap and/or vinegar.

Tying Your Chair Sash 7 Ways

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Whether you favor traditional or innovative, frilly or functional, fun or elegant, there’s a way to tie your organza or satin chair sash that’s sure to seal the deal for your event! Here we offer a stew of 7 tying styles, with some spicy extra tips thrown into the pot.

1.  Square knot. The most basic and obvious option. Just place material centered where the guest’s back will rest, stand behind the chair and hold both ends evenly in your hands. Proceed to create a plain knot. But you don’t have to leave it plain. Consider inserting:

Accenting with a brooch can add interest to your chair sash.

  • A fresh or silk flower
  • A tassel
  • An ornament or jewel
  • A brooch or buckle

2.  Flip knot. Make a square knot, then hold both ends of trailing fabric in one hand, sliding them upwards UNDER your knot and then letting them droop over the top to cover it. Flatten the material so that it looks neat.

3.  Plain bow. Yep, just like you would tie your shoe.

4.  Rosette. To create this unique look, start by creating the square knot. Then begin twisting one end of the trailing fabric over the other repeatedly, making a single long cord until only 2-4” inches of both strands are left at the end. Now wind the cord around the knot in a flat circle until you come to the 2-4”, tucking the cord in and leaving those ends to hand from the “rose” like leaves.

5.  The X. If you prefer to avoid knots and bows, you can wrap your covered chair with the organza or satin sash, creating an “X” on the back and securing the ends at the edges of the chair by pinning on brooches or small flowers. Just make sure the pins are secure and not positioned where they could possibly jeopardize your guests!

If you have wooden instead of covered chairs, a couple more delightful options are available to you:

6.  Consider making the tie vertically instead of horizontally.

7.  Wind the sash around and around the post on one side, maypole-style, tying a small knot at the bottom of the rungs and leaving plenty of extra material trailing. Picture how pretty this would look with not one but TWO organza sashes, twirled together! (Bi-color would also work well for square or flip knots.)

Check out our wholesale tablecloths department for our complete line of chair covers, sashes, and banquet tablecloths.

17 Al Fresco Dining Ideas We Love

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Days are warming and nothing tastes better than meals outside! Plus, how fun is it to create your own cozy dining nook, countryside or cityscape? A rooftop, a hedged back yard, a patio or even a field of wheat can make a refreshing backdrop, just so long as it’s private and pretty.

Here’s a smorgasbord of tips for setting your outdoor eating style, so grab your design plate and create your own fare.

  1. Old oil lamps
  2. Benches with cushions or pillows complimenting your table runner
  3. Lanterns hung in the trees or arbor
  4. In the absence of an arbor or tent, banners of fabric draped overhead
  5. Wildflowers in urns
  6. Metal wire between two trees on which to hang votives, lanterns or lightweight candelabra
  7. A basket or bowl centerpiece piled with fresh fruit
  8. Tiny topiary or potted plant place favors
  9. Eclectic mix of dishes
  10. Floating fresh flowers
  11. Paper lanterns
  12. Citronella or incense sticks to keep bugs at bay
  13. Battery-operated candles for no fuss
  14. Cloth napkins and wholesale tablecloths to avoid fly-away paper goods
  15. The path to your table or the backdrop illuminated by floating candles or large pillar candles in huge hurricanes
  16. Upturned metal colanders or wire mesh baskets covering gnat-tempting platters
  17. Simple, light fare – salads, grilled meats, and fun, fruity drinks
  18. Eiffel tower vases to showcase fresh flowers on the tables.