There are some “wedding myths” that have been going around for years that many brides I talk to think are true. The main one that inspired this post- linens.
Yes there are tons of options when it comes to linens. No, white linens are not cheaper than other colors. Speciality linens, yes. But a plain white polycotton linen is made of the same exact material that a plain pink or black or green linen is made of. Therefore, the same linen, just a different color, and thus, the same price. (I often wonder if this “myth” has been proliferated by our mothers, because my mom, her sister, and all of their friends seemed to think that this misconception was the truth.)
So if you’re trying to go the less expensive route, you don’t HAVE to have white linens. Your venue may provide them, but often times they don’t touch the floor and look plain awful. (Linen tip: a 60″ round table takes a 120″ linen to touch the floor; a 72″ round table takes a 132″ linen) And even if they do “provide” them, sometimes they’re renting them and the cost is within the price you’re already paying. It doesn’t hurt to ask. If it comes to it, it also doesn’t hurt to spend $100 on linens that will add style and color to your tables instead of ho-hum white.
Some examples of “not white” polycotton linens that MADE the table….
Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography
See? You can still have affordable, polycotton linens without having to sacrifice the style and design of your wedding! Imagine if any of these tables had white linens- the whole look for every single table would have been completely lost. And of course there are also gorgeous speciality linens, but that’s a different post!
So the myth has been crushed! White linens are NOT the cheapest option- unless one of your colors is white of course. :)
Editor’s update: Since this post has been published, some readers have been asking where they can find these linens that are the same price. I personally use Connie Duglin Linen, which ships all over the country. Hope this helps!