Selecting Linens

First off, linens can make a huge impact on a room. They can bring together your colors and transform an ordinary party space into an elegant ballroom. Let’s face it…food, cake, DJ, are all very important but the first thing people will notice is the decor. Make a statement– go beyond the linens that are provided at your venue. Also, keep in mind all venues don’t have linens. It is very important to ask these questions when determining a venue and linens:

1. What linens are included

2. What size are your tables: most 60″ rounds or 72″ rounds. This will be vital information if you decide to pick out rentals…especially how many you need.

3. Check to see if the linens go to the ground. This is just a matter of preference.Waterford Event Rentals likes to provide floor length linens so you don’t see all the metal bars under the table.

4. How are the chairs? Remember there are more chairs than anything else in the room. Covering the chairs makes a HUGE difference.

So you look at a few venues and you are undecided. One major aspect to think about when choosing a venue is your colors. If you are dead set on hot pink, you want to make sure your venue compliments that color.  For example, at First Landing State Park, you may want to choose earth tones such as green or chocolate.  So many brides make the mistake of choosing their colors first. Take your time making the decor decisions….focus on the venue first…afterwards you can pick out all the fun accents.

After you have your venue and you have asked all the major questions, you may have decided that you want to budget in some rentals. WER provides high quality linens at inexpensive prices. Don’t assume you can’t afford rentals. For example, our sashes start at just $.50, our chair covers are $1.80, and a table runner is only $5.25.

WER has 3 types of fabric: Organza, Satin, and Pintuck.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match your linens and colors. Not everything has to match exactly. For example, it’s fun to mix textures such as a pintuck overlay with a satin chair sash. Also you can mix shades of colors. If your main color is purple you could do lavender overlays with eggplant sashes versus everything eggplant or everything lavender.  Once your colors are picked, be sure to ask your rental company what is included. You don’t want to get stuck with a contract and later find out that the delivery or setup costs are outrageous.  One item included with WER is unique sash tie options. We have over 13 options. Who wants their wedding to be just like th rest? One way to set yourself apart is to do something a little different with your chair tie.

Feel free to e-mail us at info@waterfordeventrentals.com! We are happy to help those booking with us AND those just needing a little guidance. 🙂

Check out the pictures below from the Watermans Open House!! Thanks EyeCaptures Photography!!

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