Our favorite day of the week is back…Waterford Wednesday!
We’ve been so eager to share today’s post with everyone because it’s all about some basic tips, tricks and general advice for utilizing linens. Now that we are smack dab in the middle of booking season, we thought it’d be a great post for all of the newly engaged couples to learn how linens really do make a huge difference!
1. Invest in linens!
First and foremost, our biggest piece of advice. . .make linens a priority when planning your special event! At this point, there’s obviously no question that you should utilize linens at your wedding, but don’t let them become overshadowed or an afterthought, linens are something to be invested in. After all, they are the foundation of your tables and provide you with various colors and textures to set the tone for your entire event!
Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
We love a basic white or ivory linen just as much as the next person, but throw a speciality linen on a table and we swoon! It’s true, speciality linens are more expensive, but totally worth it in the long run. Think about the overall effect an interesting, eye-catching linen will have on the entire area, you definitely want a fabulous linen to add that extra “pop!”
Choose linens that compliment your event
Unless you’re in the wedding or event industry, you may not know the various fabric choices that are available. Believe it or not, the different fabric types can elevate or better explain the concept of your event. Lucky for you, we’re here to give you the scoop on some of our most popular choices!
Polyester – durable & crisp
Satin – romantic & elegant
Organza – delicate & sheer
Pintuck – unique & stylish
Know your table sizes!
One of the most important tips we can offer is to know the sizes of your tables, especially if you have many different shapes and sizes at your event! There are varying styles and sizes of tables and an equal amount of linens to match. Sure, you could throw any size linen on a table and call it a day, but knowing the exact size ensures that you order the linen that will look and fit the very best.
Waterford tip: We’ve found that varying table sizes actually makes for the illusion of a larger space!
Utilize your resources!
Finally, our last tip of the day. . .utilize all of the amazing resources around you! When you visit your wedding vendors, use their expertise and connections. Trust us, they have a lot of opinions and experience with many businesses and love steering you in the right direction!