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Table Linens 101: Choosing the Right Linens for Your Event

Choosing the right table linens can elevate the ambiance of your wedding or event, tying together your theme and décor seamlessly. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when making your choice:

Color Scheme and Centerpieces:

Begin by considering your color scheme and the type of centerpieces you’ll be using. If your centerpieces feature intricate floral arrangements, opting for solid-colored linens can ensure they don’t compete for attention. Conversely, if your centerpieces are minimalist or feature subtle accents, you might explore linens with patterns or textures to add visual interest to the table setting.

Seasonal or Thematic Elements:

Think about the season or theme of your event. Incorporating prints or patterns that reflect the time of year can enhance the overall aesthetic. For instance, palm leaves or vibrant florals evoke a summertime vibe, while snowflakes or plaid patterns resonate with the winter holiday season. Aligning your linens with the seasonal or thematic elements of your event can create a cohesive and memorable atmosphere.

Our Teal Palmtastic linen, exuding summer fun!

Finish and Fabric Options:

Consider the finish and fabric of the linens. Linens come in a variety of fabric options, each offering a distinct look and feel. Decide whether you prefer a matte or shiny finish, such as the subtle sheen of satin or the understated elegance of cotton or linen. The choice of fabric can influence the overall texture and mood of the table setting, so explore different options to find the perfect match for your event.

Silver Foil linen, showcasing a shimmery finish!


Determine your budget for table linens early in the planning process. Linen prices can vary significantly based on factors such as fabric type, size, and design. Discuss your budget with your rental agent to ensure they can provide options that meet your financial constraints without compromising on quality or style. Remember that standard floor-length linens for a 60″ round table can range from $15 to $80+ each, so it’s essential to factor this into your overall event budget. With dozens of solid polyester colors available, there are linens to fit any budget! Or view our Specialty Event Linen rentals!

By considering these factors thoughtfully, you can choose table linens that complement your wedding or event décor, enhance your chosen theme, and create an inviting atmosphere for your guests to enjoy.

Contact our showroom location nearest you for more information on table linen rentals!

*Linen availability and color options based on showroom location. All selections may not be available at all Collective Event Group locations*

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With over 55 years of rental experience, Collective Event Group’s quality, selection and expert personalized approach sets us apart. We are the mid-atlantic’s most experienced rental company with the most locations and inventory available for any occasion!

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