I’ve titled this post, “When the decorator cancels…” to avoid the cries of outrage I might have received had I gone with my original title, “Do we really need tablecloths?”
Oh, and, also because our decorator canceled this week.
Now, losing a decorator is not that big of a deal. It could have been much worse. Someone more crucial could have have cancelled — like the minister or the hall. The real issue comes from the frustration of having booked, paid and checked the decorator off the list months ago, only to find out now that she won’t be available.
And, also, the decorator was the one providing the tablecloths, napkins, chair covers and decor.
Decor I am less concerned about – it’s easy to replace. The linens, however, seem to be a different story.
Part of the issue is having an out-of-town wedding makes it more difficult to shop around. I’m also less familiar with the town and so don’t really know where to start. There’s also very puzzling issue of nowhere actually offering tablecloths, napkins AND chair covers.
Apparently the tablecloths and napkins will have to come from one supplier, and the chair covers from another. I should mention a third party (who does not do chair covers, but not tablecloths) is doing the flowers. That should make for a fun time for all the vendors setting up at once!
Or it would, if I could find any that weren’t already booked for a wedding in three months time.
Alternatively, our hall does offer cloths and napkins for a higher price than anywhere else and only in one color but, of course, not chair covers.
Which brings me to my question: Do we really need tablecloths?… Really?
On the bright side, we finalized our menu this week so now our guests will have a wonderful meal to eat! They just may have to eat it standing up.
Please feel free to share any suggestions or advice you may have!