Most of us don’t know the first thing about linens, china and flat-wear. We just know what looks nice. But when it comes to bringing everything together for your wedding, you can’t help but become a little overwhelmed. Balancing aesthetic with price is a hard task, but Jennifer Jenkins at Blue Water Party Rentals has so graciously created two beautiful elegant summer-themed tablescapes: one using high end rental items, and one using budget friendly pieces, to demonstrate how to create an elegant look for a summer themed wedding, but with varying price points.

Some people pay close attention to the details. Many won’t. The question is – can you tell the difference? And is it worth the cost?

 

SPLURGE 

Products used to create the look:

-  Nova Pintuck Champagne Specialty Linen at $33-$38 each, with price dependent upon size of linen
-  Bengaline Magenta Specialty Napkins at $2.75 each
-  Paradise Silver China at .92 each
-  Belmont Silver Chargers at $5 each
-  Cimarron Flatware at .55 each
-  Royal Leerdam Glassware at .88 each
-  Silver Chiavari Ballroom Chairs with white cushion at $8.50 each

STEAL

Products used to create the look:

-  Standard Poly Ivory Linen at $6.50-$23 each, with price dependent upon size of linen
-  Standard Poly Magenta Napkins at .60 each
-  White with Silver Line China at .52 each
-  Bellini Flatware at .50 each
-  Standard Glassware at .55 each
-  White Wood Folding Chairs at $2.60 each

Splurge & Steal – What’s the difference?

Linens

  • Specialty linens are made of higher quality fabrics, like satin or taffeta, and have more detailing, designs and patterns.
  • Standard linens are made of cotton-poly and do not have designs or patterns, however they do come in a variety of colors.

China

  • Upgraded china has designs or patterns.
  • Standard china will have little or no design or pattern.

Glass-wear

  • Upgraded glassware comes in a variety of styles and may be made of higher quality glass like crystal
  • Standard glassware is basic in style and is made of a lower quality glass.

Flatwear

  • Upgraded flatware comes in a variety of styles and may be made of higher quality metal, like silver
  • Standard flatware is basic in style and is made of stainless steel.

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