A Beautiful Reception
Having a beautiful wedding reception to celebrate your new union with family and friends is the dream of many. However, putting together such a reception can be more expensive than you might have imagined. Even with tablecloth and linen rentals being much more affordable than purchases, everything that goes into your reception can still add up to quite a hefty amount. With the current state of the economy, it can be difficult for couples to invest the amount they would like to into the reception of their dreams, particularly if they are dealing with a large number of guests. However, sticking to a budget doesn't mean that your reception has to be any less special than you've been dreaming of. It's simply a matter of choosing where to spend money and where to save.
Depending on the reception hall you are choosing, you may be able to get a good deal on the rental of table linens, chair slipcovers and so on. Many halls offer these for a discount along with the rental. However, it's possible that their selection might not work with your wedding colors or theme, so don't depend on that option until you see what they have available for you to choose from.
It's important to pick your battles. Are personalized cloth napkins really that much more special than plain linens, or even paper napkins? Consider what elements of your reception are most important when it comes to creating the atmosphere you want and then budget accordingly.