Can You Use Plastic Tablecloths at a Wedding?

Brides-to-be and event planners usually have different opinions about using plastic tablecloths at weddings. Although disposable covers are frequently connected to casual and low-budget gatherings, they can also have useful and attractive features.

If you are deciding whether or not to use plastic tablecloths for your wedding and banquet tables, this blog is for you. Learn the benefits and drawbacks, as well as some tips for using plastic covers at your wedding.

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Pros and Cons of Plastic Tablecloths

One undeniable benefit of choosing plastic tablecloths is that they are affordable. This is a great option if you and your partner want to avoid spending a lot of money on the wedding yet still appear stylish. There is a wide selection of colors and patterns available for this decor so you have all the freedom to choose tablecloths that will go with your theme. 

Plastic covers are also easy to clean. Simply use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe out any dirt and you are all set! By doing this, you can save time and effort and have them ready for your next events.

Meanwhile, plastic tablecloths may not have the same elegance as linen tablecloths. Their synthetic texture could make them look less refined. So, if you are planning a formal or upscale wedding, these tablecloths may not be for you.

Additionally, these tablecloths are also prone to wrinkling, especially when being transported or stored. The obvious creases will make them appear less polished on your wedding tables. 

Tips for Using Plastic Disposable Tablecloths At A Wedding

If you are all set on getting plastic table covers for your wedding, do not worry! You can easily integrate them into your overall decor through these strategies:

1. Choose High-Quality Plastic Tablecloths

Select plastic tablecloths that look and feel like fabric tablecloths. There are plastic materials with a glossy and smooth texture that can rival the elegance of linen tablecloths. Look for ones that are made of durable materials to avoid tearing or wrinkling.

2. Install and Style them Properly

You can minimize wrinkles and creases by laying the plastic tablecloths flat on your tables for several hours before the reception begins.

Ensure that the tablecloths are firmly attached to the tables to prevent them from slipping. Use clips or set centerpieces or tableware in the corners to hold the tablecloths in place.

3. Match with Table Decorations

Adorning tables with plastic covers can also be enjoyable! Layer plastic tablecloths with linen overlays or runners. Play with various and matching colors, textures, and sizes.

Use eye-catching centerpieces and draw guests' attention. Get elevated candle holders, pedestals, or flower arrangements to add flair to your table design. 

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Alternative to Plastic Covers

Some alternatives, besides plastic tablecloths, could perfectly match your preferred style and aesthetic. Fabric tablecloths can help you style your tablescapes without breaking the bank because they look great and are reasonably priced.

Linen tablecloths come in different materials including polyester, satin, silk, or linen. They have a soft feel and a lovely drape that can take the dining experience to the next level. They are also available in different colors and sizes, so you can tailor your tablecloths to go with your celebration.

Linen tablecloths are more durable compared to the disposable plastic ones. As a result, they will end up being more affordable in the long run because you may use them again to decorate your tables for future events.

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