Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Table Linens That Dont Touch The Floor
Ok. Forgive me for being rude...but what were you venues thinking when you made/bought linens? There is nothing worse not even constipation...Than walking into a venue on the day of someones wedding and finding linens where you can see the legs underneath. There should be a law on this one. You planners know what I am talking about. You have your meetings you discuss linens, you pick ivory or white and your done.... OH NO YOUR NOT.... Why? Because you are now going to ask, Do the linens touch the floor? Protect yourself from this. It could be a nightmare that lasts for a long time. I had planned a wedding last August the budget was $35,000 with 100 guests totally doable. The bride spent a nice portion on her flowers, they were gorgeous. We enhanced the room with lighting (par cans, up lighting very affordable by the way). I walk into the room about 2 hours prior to cocktail hour and before my very (EYES) I mean you could see the whites of them maybe more...I saw the table legs....I felt my body want to drop...Cause what do you do 2 hours before a reception in the middle of no where..NO solution...I ask everyone where is the underlay? They say underlay, what underlay? I said someone must have forgotten to put the fabric that goes underneath the one you have on top...The server says no this is the linen. There are no other linens Samantha. WHAT??????? ECHOOOOOOOOOOO in my head! The owner is looking at me like he delivered a masterpiece and I cannot even say a word. For me...That says a lot. When I have a bride who has limited means, I want perfection. I want that room to look $40K not 10K. I know I can deliver this, but not with fan napkins and linens that don't touch the ground. PLEASE help me with this one. Fan napkins I just can't do it! Not in a cup...not with Jordan almonds in them, not on top of the plate or on the side..not anyway.... Sam I am I hate those fans folds mam! I know you have felt this before massive eye sore....you see something and you have no control on how to change it. I think I am worse than a bride. If you are a bride you have to understand as planners, when we see things that are not aesthetically right. We want to drop like you! Oh what a day...Well lucky my wonderful carefree bride had too much champagne before her arrival...I dimmed the lights and the party began. I still think about that day. I know that I have to ask any venue. Oh by the way, There were cigarette burns on some of them. Classic huh??
I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!
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