When planning a major event on a budget, figuring out how to get the best bang for your buck is a top priority. At the same time however, no one wants to host a cheap-looking party or wedding reception.
One main area that event planners debate over is how to cover their tables without breaking the bank. While disposable plastic tablecloths might work for a casual BBQ, they tend to look out of place for fancier occasions.
Here are five reasons why fabric tablecloths are the best choice for your event.
While disposable tablecloths will do when it comes to covering tables, there is just something special about the look of a good fabric tablecloth. Especially if you have those cheap fold-out tables, a fabric tablecloth is an easy way to attract the eye away from any shabby surfaces or unappealing table legs.
Available in a rainbow of colors, fabric tablecloths also come in fun patterns and styles such as chic chevron or elegant pintuck. Even if you prefer traditional white or solid color tablecloths, you can still add that splash of color via decorative fabric napkins.
In addition to appearance, fabric tablecloths have so much more material variety than disposable plastic ones. While some companies like to advertise how cotton-like their plastic coverings are, nothing can truly match a real 100% cotton tablecloth.
Furthermore, fabric tablecloths give you so many choices when it comes to your table settings. From cotton and polyester to matte satin and crinkle taffeta, the sky is the limit when it comes to customizing your event tables.
A Luxurious Aura
Just like how any first-rate restaurant wouldn’t look the same without quality table linens, using fabric tablecloths brings an unmistakable feeling of luxury. In fact, linen tablecloths have been a long-time symbol of affluence since they were first used by wealthy medieval families hundreds of years ago.
Thus, while plastic tablecloths are fine for children’s birthday parties, the high class aura key to any formal or fancy event can only be created through fabric table coverings.
More than just their visual appeal however, fabric tablecloths come in a wide range of engaging textures. Where disposable tablecloths often tear easily and feel flimsy and plastic, fabric tablecloths provide a surface that is soft and comfortable to the touch.
Since guests often remain seated at their tables for most of an event, having tablecloths that are pleasingly tactile or interestingly textured provides greater enjoyment. Popular choices include incorporating rustic burlap tablecloths or unique overlays like our grandiose rosette.
Lastly, while many people think disposable tablecloths are easy, fabric tablecloths can be just as convenient. Rather than a one-time use, those that buy fabric ones save in the long run by being able to use their tablecloths over and over again.
Likewise, if you rent fabric tablecloths, some distributers (like Razatrade) allow you to return your linens without cleaning them. This means you get all of the appearance, luxury, and customization you want without having to worry about things like fabric care.