Say “I Do” To White Weddings
Article By | Amy Kujama, Party Time Rentals, College Station
Congrats! You’re engaged, you’ve picked out the perfect venue, and now you are unsure where to take your wedding design. Typically, your next step would be creating a mood board and choosing the perfect color palette. From there, your wedding vision comes to life with bridesmaid dresses, tux colors, invitation, linens, decor, and all of the finer details. You can find a plethora of color pairing inspiration on wedding websites, social media, and in print. From bright and bold, to muted and romantic, the possibilities are truly endless. That being said, there is one color in particular that will never go out of style when it comes to selecting hues for your big day. One color that has truly stood the test of time and decades of tradition. A color that no matter what the latest fad or trend might be, it will always be a great choice: white.
When it comes to white linens, there are a myriad of options. The most popular choice is an economy linen, which is the standard polyester-based linen one typically finds at restaurants or hotels. If you’re looking for something a little heavier and more opaque, a cottonique linen, which is a cotton-based fabric, is a great alternative. From there, the door to the world of white linens opens into any fabric, design, or pattern that you could dream of (just ask Pinterest). Satin and matte satin are timeless fabrics. A slight sheen photographs beautifully and pairs well with candlelight. Are you a glamorous couple? Something with a little pizazz such as white sequins or a gatsby linen that has little white petals adorned all over are certainly great statement choices that you could be looking for. Light cross-hatched textures, or swirls and floral are the perfect touches to a unique linen that isn’t overwhelming. Lastly, the hottest trend that has not gone unnoticed for the last several years is velvet. White velvet linens look beautiful from afar and luxurious up close. They are smooth to the touch and are seen as elegant yet trendy.
An alternative to linen guest tables are wooden tables. A white Venetian table is a great statement design piece to use as a sweetheart table for the newlyweds, a head table for the bridal party, or sprinkled in between linen tables to add a unique touch to break up the layout of round guest tables. If you’re looking for another interesting design element, you can add tres chic tables, which are raised cocktail style wooden tables available in white that add height to your space.
Furniture pieces such as lounge areas with sofas, stages, and bars can all be monochromatic white. Madison Avenue furniture is modern style with white padded cushions and chrome accents. Stages can be covered with white facades and adorned with flowers. White Wooden Traditions bars are a statement piece to grab your attention and your drink.
Other decor elements such as floral, pedestals, lanterns, and candles are all pieces that can be found easily in white. Although flowers tend to lean ivory, looking out into your reception space to a sea of white flowers is a beautiful sight. Lanterns, bird cages, and vases can be rented or purchased online. Candles come in a variety of size options. Whether you are using floating candles in glass cylinders filled with water, tall taper candles, or large pillar candles standing high on candlesticks, the most readily available candle color at your nearest retail store is white.
White china does not have to be boring. Dots, swirls, and embossed floral design are just a few options that add personality to a simple dinner, salad,
or cake plate. A coupe plate which has a slight rounded bend on the edges and is a chic modern touch. If you are more of a boho or Anthropologie style couple, a clay plate or a raised edge plate has been the latest trend. White frosted glassware and white dipped flatware are other statement place setting options that you can add for your guests.
In conclusion, white is a timeless wedding color that you can never go wrong with. White is a color that you don’t have to special order to get the perfect shade, or pay extra to have someone source for you. It is easy to color match, and easy to find what you’re looking for. White is a color that no matter if you’re choosing linens, decor, or place settings… it will stand the test of time.