Tuesday, February 8

The Chicken or the Egg?

AKA, The Tables or the Table Linens?

Girls, this is getting stressful. I'm trying to figure out our table linen situation, and it's like, you can't JUST decide on which ones to get, because first you need to know HOW MANY to get, so first you have to figure out your table layouts, which means you need to figure out some sort of seating plan. STRESS. FUL. Ugh. Maybe this is just a problem for me? Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't get this whole wedding planning business. Like, how are we supposed to be able to deal with this and our regular lives at the same time? So. Annoying.

I think the frustration also lies in the fact that we are having long, rectangular tables instead of squares or circles. So we can pretty much arrange table how we want, in lengths of 6, 12, 18, etc. Basically, whatever works for different groups - like a huge table of friends, a smaller table of grandparents, etc. So I've been working on table arrangements ALL night, and now that I kind of have a picture in mind of how it will look, NOW I can start thinking about the type of linens I need.

Oh, but if only it was that easy! So far, all of the rental company websites I've browsed have these super random lengths of tablecloths. My tables are going to be 6FT x 5FT, placed end to end in varying lengths. How am I supposed to know what size linens to get so they will be floor length? Do I have to go into the venue to measure the height of the tables to know what size I need? I wish I had the money to throw at someone to handle this all for me. That would be SO. MUCH. EASIER.

Boo. Rant over.

What wedding roadblocks have you run into?


  1. have you contacted Awe Events? they offer a free consult, and there prices seem pretty reasonable. I would event check them out!