As planners, we love to create wedding budgets that are completely customized for each of our brides. One line we also add no matter what is linens and chairs. We’re often questioned by our brides on this item because most venues offer both of them both! “Why would I pay for something that already included in my venue?” That’s a wonderful question! We’re always happy to explain our reasoning behind bringing in sourced linens and chairs.
Photo by Alisha Crossley Photography
An article published by The Youngrens said it best, “It’s not the flowers or the centerpieces or the favors. It’s not even the bridesmaids outfits or the lighting. All of those things are important (especially the lighting – more to come on that topic soon), but they won’t do any good if the basics don’t look amazing first. When you walk into a ceremony or reception, the linens and the chairs have the most impact on the overall look because they occupy the most visual space.”
Linens and chairs not only help bring a cohesive style together in a reception quickly but they also set the tone for your florals and for your guests expectations of the rest of the night. We never try to persuade our brides to rent a linen or chair that will completely blow their budget! Polyester linens that are properly pressed makes a world of a difference without breaking the bank.
Photo by Allison Lewis Photography
No matter what style of wedding you may be planning, make sure you add some money in your budget for linens and chairs because they will transform your reception better than any other piece!