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Wedding Venue Decor: Linens & Sashes

Turning your wedding reception site into your own unique wedding spot involves a bit of imagination – and color. Many brides instantly think of floral centerpieces, favors and table settings for decorating each table. But have you considered table linens or chair sashes? Some reception sites may offer a selection of linens and/or sashes to help decorate your reception site at no charge; while others offer for a nominal fee.

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If your reception site does not offer linens other than the traditional white linens, you may rent from a local rental agency or hire a professional decorator for the day of your wedding. Decorators may provide table linens (table cloths, skirts, runners, napkins), sashes or chair covers.

Sash vs Chair Cover. Not sure of the difference? Chair Covers ‘cover’ the entire chair, slipping over the back of the chair and flowing to the bottom of the chair’s legs. Typically found in white or ivory. A Chair Sash is a ribbon or bow that is either tied on the chair. Chair Sashes look best covering a chair cover but may also accent a wood Chiavari chair that is not covered.

Chiavari Chair w/ Sash
Chair with Cover & Sash Chairs without Covers or Sashes Chairs with Covers & Sashes
Images courtesy of Easton Country Club Images courtesy of Crestview in Woburn

Bottom line – what will this cost? You may find ordering smaller, simple floral centerpieces with colorful linens offers a dramatic effect at a comparable price.  Check with your reception site to see if colored linens and sashes are offered. If they do not offer the service or the colors you want, check with a local rental agency or decorator. Most Decorators and Rental Agencies will offer an overwhelming array of colors and options. Regardless of where you rent the linens, be sure to ask for the total price tag: cost per item and set up/breakdown charges (if applicable) when requesting a quote.

Table Linens & Decor

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