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Picking the Right Linens and Chair Cover Rentals for Your Event

- Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The linens and chair covers you choose can make or break your event. After all, linens and chair covers can bring your event’s theme and color palette together, or make everything clash. These items are important because they cover up the unsightly plastic and/or metal components of rented tables and chairs and help make them exclusive to your event.

Tips for Selecting the Right Linen Rentals

Whether you are selecting linens for a wedding or other private event, there are a few steps you will want to follow to ensure the linens are just right.

  • Start With Tables - Tables are the biggest décor item at your event and something your guests will focus on as they sit around during the party. First, decide how many tables you need and the shapes of those tables. Small circular tables are better for intimate weddings, while larger rectangular-shaped tables may be needed to accommodate large groups of people for an event. We also have a huge selection – farm tables (that do not require linen), square, emperor, mirrored – all available in various sizes and shapes. Once you know the type of table, you will need to decide how much fabric you want, and whether or not you want the cloth to drape low or sit short.
  • Pick Colors - Themes may change, which is why it is important to set a color palette for the event. If you are not sure which theme you will use, you can always pick linen rentals out by the season, such as bright colors with neutral linens for summer, pastels and fresh color tones for spring, rich golds and deep burgundy for fall and midnight blue, black or forest green for winter events.
  • Pick a Style - Linens today come in a variety of styles, including traditional, subtle, edgy, and even the avant garde. Decide the linen style and pattern that suits your theme and event color palette.
  • Consider Your Chair Shape and Style - The type of chair you rent will determine the best chair cover. Some chairs do not need to be fully covered because they are stylish on their own. In this case, you may just want a chair ribbon or drape of fabric. Some chairs may need a full cover, such as metal chairs or plastic seating chairs. Additionally, all of our tables can be raised in height, in which case stools can be provided.

Total Events offers a wide range of linen and chair cover rentals to choose from. Our design team can help walk you through the many options and help create the right balance of color and style for your event.

Learn more about our rentals or book your linens today. Contact us at 1-877-789-EVENTS, or visit our website for more information and request a free quote .