Some caterers or third-party vendors will be able to order the tables and linens once they understand your event details.
Delivery, installation, and pickup charges will likely be added to your order, so be sure to request an itemized account of all charges so you can review the breakdown of costs and double-check the total.
For receptions, consider whether your guests might prefer to stand or sit while eating. If it’s the latter, think about adding cocktail rounds to the setup.
Linens should always be draped over rental tables being used for registration, dining, etc.
Linens come in various shapes and sizes. Consult the table linen size chart to determine the appropriate linen size to fit your specific table.
Discuss with your vendor which colors and materials are available.
White and black tend to be standard, as does a poly blend, but you may also have the option of renting a more vibrant color or heavier linen.
Because light tablecloths and napkins can leave lint on guests’ dark-colored clothing, discuss the materials used with your vendor to ensure you make the best selection.
Consider adding overlays to make your table pop.
Don’t forget napkins! They probably won’t be included in your linen costs, but the price should be less than or around $1.00 each.
Table linens are not usually complimentary, but some caterers do include buffet linens in their pricing models:
Buffet linens included in setup price: Georgia Tech Dining, Bold American Events, Carlyle’s, and Proof of the Pudding
Buffet linens marked as additional charge: Time to Dine
Buffet linens not provided: Rising Roll
Delivery, installation, and pickup charges will likely be added to your linen order, so be sure to request an itemized account of all charges so you can review the breakdown of costs and double-check the total.