Getting More Bang for your Buck with Sweetheart Tables

Posted by Brandy Marshall on Friday, June 7, 2013

Wedding season has arrived, folks! Is anyone else as excited as we are? As we dive into June head first, we have been brainstorming ways for our brides to get more bang for their buck when it comes to rentals this year. This week, we have a couple of ideas about sprucing up your sweetheart table without breaking the bank. 

We all adore the light and airy feel of Chivalri chairs… but sometimes light an airy comes with a price tag that can be a little overwhelming. Rather than decking out your entire reception with Chivalri chairs, a cost effective solution is reserving them for just the sweetheart table or head table and using something a touch more economical for your guests. We also love the idea of using our white resin folding chairs the same way. The differentiation between chairs will add visual interest, and also make sure your table isn’t mistaken for open seating. The best part? You will still score the decadent photos you are dreaming about, completely free of rusting metal folding chairs. Not sure where to grab chairs? We’ve got a great selection here.

Signature linens are all the rage this year, with texture, patterns, luxurious fabrics and even a little bling making a strong statement in summer wedding trends.

Check out our gorgeous selection of table cloths here, and see what we can order from our affiliate in Chicago here

Since signature linens can be a bit more expensive to rent than the standard tablecloths, we recommend brides on a budget get creative with their linens. Rather than blowing your budget on signature cloths for each table, you might consider using a signature tablecloth on the sweetheart table only, and opting for our less expensive runners ($2 each) over white or basic cloths for the guest tables. 

Check out our full table runner selection here (this includes both the runners in stock, and the runners we have access to through our companions in Chicago). Here are a few of our favorites in stock at the moment, that also have corresponding table overlays for $8.50.

If you can't quite envision what your tables will look like with your tablecloths, runners, napkins and even chairs, drop by our Virtual Design Center and customize a table to your heart's content!

If you really want to make an impression with your sweetheart table (and grab some to die for photos), we are seeing brides opt for gorgeous archways that frame their table with a little something extra.  Archways can vary in size and style, so whether you are throwing a bash full of bling, or an ethereal outdoor soiree we’re sure you can find something just for you. Browse some of our archway options here.


What other budget-saving ideas are you seeing for this year? Any great sweetheart table trends that you are falling in love with? 

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