Alternative Fabrics for Occasion - CV Linens

Alternating Fabrics for Any Occasion

Alternating fabrics at weddings or events to save money

Linens can break your heart.

Nothing is better than finding linens you love for your occasion. However, nothing is worse than finding out that the linens you love are costly. A large price tag make most customers abandon their dreams for luxury linens. This doesn’t have to be the case! 

There’s a secret professional decorators have used for years to stretch their linen budgets without sacrificing style; alternating fabrics!


Alternative Fabrics

You’ve chosen a color palette and decided on an ideal fabric, but the price point can’t be managed…now what?

The answer is as simple as creating a more affordable twin to mirror your expensive tablescape.

You can dress one table in your favorite luxury linen design, then disguise the next table in matching base linens. For instance, if your favorite look is a Apple Red Rosette Satin Tablecloth with an Ivory Lamour Table Runner, your more affordable “twin” tablescape could be a base Apple Red Lamour Tablecloth with an Ivory Rosette Satin Table Runner. Substituting some of your guest’s tables with the affordable version of your linen design can save you big time!

The end result will be two tablescapes to blend together seamlessly and only cost a fraction of using luxury linens on every table.


How To Pull it Off

Before you attempt alternating fabrics for your event, here are a few considerations to simplify the process.

  • Colors are Crucial
    • Be sure your color palette is set in stone! A shift in your color palette can drastically change what fabrics choices and items you have available to you.
  • Choose Your Luxury Linen
    • Whether your luxury linens are dripping with sequins or blooming with rosettes, your choice of luxury linens will set the mood for your event. Check out the selection of items available in your chosen linen, then fully commit!
  • Choose a Plain Linen
    • To choose your plain linen, take a look at the accent fabrics used on your luxury linen tablescape. Let the fabric of your table runners and napkins guide the way to choosing your basic linen.
  • Choose Your Pairing
    • Stumped on what to pair together? Take a look at these pairings I’ve put together for you to simplify the alternating process!


Damask Flocking Taffeta 120" Round Tablecloth - Black & White Accordion Crinkle Taffeta 120" Round Tablecloth - Black

Glitz Sequins 120" Round Tablecloth - Plum/Eggplant Crushed Taffeta 120" Round Tablecloth - Plum/Eggplant

Large Payette Sequin Round 120" Tablecloth - Gold Satin 120" Round Tablecloth - Bright Gold

Wedding Rosette SATIN 120" Round Tablecloth - Blush/Rose Gold Satin 120" Round Tablecloth - Blush/Rose Gold

Turquoise Ribbon Embroidery Table Overlay  Polyester 120" Round Tablecloth - Turquoise

Petal Circle Taffeta Round 120" Tablecloth - Navy Blue Lamour Satin 120" Round Tablecloth - Navy Blue 

Time to Combine

The colors have been decided. Your linen choices are on lockdown. The time has come to mix it up by alternating those fabrics! Would you ever alternate the fabrics for your special event decor?

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