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Choosing Linen for your Tablescapes

It can be a serious business choosing the right table linens for your event, because let’s face it creating the perfect ‘tablescape’ can be a powerful thing!

Table linens can easily make or break your event. They create the mood, can influence the atmosphere and set the tone for the entire meal.

So, with that in mind and the vast amount of choice out there, how do you decide what’s right for your event?

Well, here’s what we think you need to consider when choosing the perfect linens:

1. What type of event are you planning?

Is it a formal event or are you going for a more casual gathering? For more casual gatherings it’s recommended the drop of the tablecloth is 6 – 15 inches and for more formal events the drop of the tablecloth should be 15+ inches or to the floor.

2. What’s the shape of your table?

Do you have round, square or rectangular tables? We have developed a new tool to help guide you through the process, check back soon to see it in action. In the meantime, here is a useful table to help you:

3. What type of material should your table linens be?

Who would have thought that table linens aren’t always made out of linen!? They can be Linen or Cotton, Poly Cotton, Polyester, Vinyl or even paper. And this is by no means an exhaustive list! Consider your venue and ultimately your theme. We are absolute fans of our cotton like feel table linen, their crisp clean lines add a measure of class and sophistication especially in white, Ivory or neutral colours. If you have a theme or a specific colour scheme why not try adding a coloured table runner to match your scheme and of course, don’t forget the napkins! A casual event on the other hand, especially one outdoors, means a vinyl or paper cloth would not be out of place and you can have fun with patterns and colour schemes. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your choices, you want your event to be one that people remember for a long time to come!

So there you have it, your Table Linen needs all wrapped up! Who knew navigating the wonderful world of linen could be woven so intricately!

If you want to know more about the products we have to offer or are planning your very own event why not drop us a line and see what we can offer.


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